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    Hi guys,

    Im about to make an outdoor table and looking at coating it with decking oil - is there any particular oil you would recommend?

    Nice to touch, easy to touch up if damaged etc

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    What sort of timber? Out in the weather or under cover? Natural colour or pigmented? Oil based or water based?
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    What sort of timber? Out in the weather or under cover? Natural colour or pigmented? Oil based or water based?


    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    My preference would be any oil based stain, although the quality of water based has lifted. Really doesn't matter that much, you will need to regularly recoat as the stain is absorbed into the wood or bleached by the sun, any oil with a bit of pigment will readily take an additional coat and return colour to your table.

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    Are you guys the same person?
    Oil
    No pigment
    Undercover
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    Nope, just need the same answers...

    If it's undercover then there's no need to overthink...I'd reckon on a wipe on poly and several coats, with a light rub down in between each with a scotch pad..
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David.Elliott View Post
    Nope, just need the same answers...

    If it's undercover then there's no need to overthink...I'd reckon on a wipe on poly and several coats, with a light rub down in between each with a scotch pad..
    How does the wipe on poly go with touching up? Ive had no issue touching up with an oil - does the poly leave a visible patch?


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    Easy as to touch up, just wipe on and buff off with a rag. Probably more suitable for your purpose than deck oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    Easy as to touch up, just wipe on and buff off with a rag. Probably more suitable for your purpose than deck oil
    Yep, It's a pretty tough finish and in the future a rub over with scotchbrite and wipe on more poly is the goods...
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    Can you get exterior wipe-on poly?

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    Under cover anything goes, you can use flooring poly, marine varnish, decking oil, shellac, olive oil, avocado oil ... nee sorry, that is for my salad.
    ...but my preference would be Danish Oil. Apply with a rag then rub in with wet and dry fine sandpaper, repeat, as many times as you want. To coat, just add more oil and rub with wet and dry. Smells good too.
    If you want to avoid solvents, use orange oil. Apply with elbow grease
    I did hear an eco ... mm ... strange
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    Thanks guys - will give wipe on a go. Ill post pics when its done (if i remember).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky013 View Post
    Thanks guys - will give wipe on a go. Ill post pics when its done (if i remember).
    how'd it go Micky - i am considering a similar project
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavoSyd View Post
    how'd it go Micky - i am considering a similar project
    Worked well mate. Highly suggest giving it a go. I used the feast Watson stuff available from Bunnings


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