• Penetrating Finishes, such as water repellents, decking oils and decking stains – Penetrate into the surface of the timber and do not form a significant surface film. Enhance the natural appearance.
Best deck builder will recommend the right finishing for your particular wood species and application.
Unprotected outdoor wood tend to gray with age. Deck wood needs a suitable finish to be applied and maintained to protect the timber from weathering and to maintain its natural beauty.
• Film Building Finishes, such as paints, clear surface coatings and heavy-bodied stains - Form a surface film and do not penetrate significantly into the surface of the timber. They work well on structural members but not on decks.
Timber finishes are of two types:
Best deck builders will seal all cut ends to reduce the absorption of moisture, which lead to deterioration of the timber