How to preserve your decking

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You’ve just installed some decking and it looks brand new and impressive, but you want to be able to keep it this way all year round. Have a look at our top tips for maintaining the decking in your garden to ensure that your garden provides you with a comfortable and alluring environment to relax in for years to come.

Use an Oil-Based Wood Preservative

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Why Painting is Not as Effective

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unimpressive. Oil, however, does not leave a layer on the surface of the wood, meaning that you will not have to endure any changes to the look of your decking when applying the preservative.

Reapply Every 12–18 Months

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How to Apply the Preservative