We supply high quality timber decking materials to our customers in the Brisbane area. However, we can’t control what happens to it once it becomes a timber deck. Sadly, some people go to all the work of building a timber deck, only to perform repairs in a few years because they didn’t maintain it properly.
A well-built, well-designed and well-maintained timber deck can literally last a lifetime. We would much rather help satisfied customers maintain their timber decks than have them come back for repair or replacement materials a few years later. Here are some maintenance tips that can help you keep your timber deck in great shape.
Protect the Timber Immediately
Don’t use your timber deck until the timber has been protected with paint, stain or timber decking oil. Timber decking oil is a great option for the obvious reason: it is designed for timber decks. Timber decking oil seals the timber and protects it against moisture, UV rays and is even mould resistant. Every square millimetre of your deck surface, including the edges, must be protected.
Keep it Free of Debris: Large and Small
The best way to keep your deck free of all debris is to sweep it with a stiff broom on a regular basis. If you spill food or any organic material on your deck, make sure to wipe it up immediately. This keeps it from staining the deck or integrating itself into the finish. Make sure to use a hose whenever you see bird droppings.
Loose dirt may seem harmless, but every time you walk on it, you are grinding the finish with dirt particles. This can compromise the protection that the finish is designed to provide.
You can use detergent and water or even bleach and water to clean most deck finishes, but make sure to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of your finish. A scrubbing brush or a stiff broom works great for cleaning.
To learn more, call Narangba Timbers today: (07) 3888 1293.