What colour decking oil?

Aberdeenleaf

Novice Member
Hi, all
We've got new decking which I want to treat with oil.
Screwfix own brand oil gets good reviews and is on offer, but they give no clue about colour and no sample pots.
Their colours are Pine, Cedar and Oak.
I've attached a photo that shows the colour of our windows, which of those three options is most likely a match(ish)?
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Aberdeenleaf

Novice Member
Thanks, I did see that but it's very expensive.
£42 for 2.5L when I can get 10L of the Screwfix own brand for £40.00
They just don't do mahogany.
Do you know if Cedar is darker than oak, or vice versa?
 

27neth

Distinguished Member
They are just different colours. Cedar is a orange colour, oak is hard to describe a colour, beige type of colour.
Screwfix do a mahogany decking stain
 

Aberdeenleaf

Novice Member
They are just different colours. Cedar is a orange colour, oak is hard to describe a colour, beige type of colour.
Screwfix do a mahogany decking stain
Thanks, but I've decided against stain and going for oil.
 

mcbainne

Distinguished Member
Be careful to read the guidelines of whatever oil you buy, some say you need to apply a preserver prior to the oil which ratchets up the cost considerably
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
My deck still in action after 20 years, Over the years I have used many Oil's. Dail, Screwfix, some crap Duck oil, and finally I stick to Ronseal "Natural" Deck oil.
I find any coating that tries to change the colour of wood never ever works in the long term and the Sun will make sure of that. But I am FULL agreement Never use Decking "Killer of wood" Stains.
 

ufo550

Well-known Member
IMO I would hold off applying any treatment to newly installed treated timber. Until the decking has weathered, even for just one year, the application won’t be absorbed into the timber. Might not look great, but it will look worse next year when irregular absorption leaves patches.
 

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