Decking cleaned - what next? Treat it or stain it?

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  1. zed4

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    Hi,

    I've just had my decking cleaned, bare wood now. So, should I treat it with something? Oil or a stain? What's best? Or should I leave it as it is?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
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    What wood is it?
     
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    Mmm, don't know. It was in the garden when we bought the house.
     
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    Is it your standard DIY shed type grooved decking?
     
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    image-1095517286.jpg

    This is how it looks now.
     
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    Need to decide which colour! Saw a photo online and the teak looks too red. We've got red cedar fences so it would be too much red in the garden. I'd quite like a golden colour so might either get clear oil, or their medium oak oil.
     
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    I was thinking of using this on my decking.

    Garden Woodcare

    Comes in different colours and even has its own applicator pad with every tub.
     
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    Go for the clear as it will darken it a bit anyway. Did mine in clear and it looks good.
     
  11. zed4

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    Any pics? Was it the same Liberon oil, or another oil you used?
     
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    same Liberon oil- I'll try and take some pics tomorrow but does darken it- not a lot but it does look good. Stained it once and it was awful.
     
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    Thanks, that's great. Just what I'm after
     
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    Mines been down for 6 years, Came pre treated, never put onything on it except swarfega decking cleaner and the jet washer .
     
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    Great, I did this and it looks great! Really pleased. It's still a bit tacky so I'm still waiting for it to dry, but hopefully it will be dry by tomorrow evening.
     

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