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    Default Dogs on a Merbau Deck

    Hi guys,

    Ive recently finished building a merbau deck, and oiled with Intergrain Ultradeck a few days ago. Today however ive scored 3 of my girlfriends parents dogs (in addition to my own!) for 'dog sitting' for a month. Im trying to keep them off the fresh oil, however my little one can fit through the steel balustrading.

    Has anyone had any experience with dogs on merbau decks? Ive read an old post of dogs on a cedar deck, but couldn't find anything on merbau. Also, how long should I be waiting (ideally) until the dogs can be on the deck.

    I realise that there is nothing I can do now in terms of oil or timber choice, but just curious.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    should be fine after 24hrs. A dog is going to scratch any timber flooring surface, you either not let it worry you or up the recoating frequency to cover up the scratches.

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