WHEN TO OIL, STAIN OR PAINT YOUR DECK

If your deck has been previously finished with either an oil or stain coating, it is recommended that you use a product that is compatible as this will give you the best result.

Here are a few tips on how to tell how your deck has been treated previously.

Oil: You will know if your deck has been treated with oil as oiling will not change the colour of your timber, hence it will appear natural in colour. If a timber is oiled and left too long, the timber will begin to turn grey in colour indicating it is time to re-treat the deck.

Stain: You will be able to tell if your deck has been stained as the wood colouring will appear blotchy when weathered. The other key sign to look for when distinguishing whether the boards have been stained is the stain will sit on top of the timber and not stain the sides of the timber boards.

Paint: You will be able to tell your deck has been painted as there will be no sign of timber colourings, instead a colour has been painted over the top. The paint may be beginning to chip or crack, indicating it is ready for a fresh coat.

HOW TO OIL, STAIN OR PAINT YOUR DECK

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Are you a fan of Hampton’s style? Do you love a casual, relaxed coastal vibe in your interiors? Do you often wonder how you can achieve that without investing thousands of dollars into expensive new furniture pieces?

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MAKE YOUR DECK LOOK LIKE NEW!

1. REPAIRS

Replace any boards that have rotted and change any loose screws or nails with new ones. Remove debris between boards with a putty knife.

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EASY WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR EXTERIOR

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Whether you are looking at selling your property or simply giving it a bit of a facelift, first impressions count. You need to ensure that your home has great street appeal. Firstly, you need to assess what your current street appeal is. Stand across the road and have a good look at your home. Better still ask a neighbour or friend to give you unfiltered feedback too. What works? What needs improving? What looks scruffy and what catches your eye? Do your research by taking a drive around your neighbourhood and making notes on homes that are well presented and appealing. What is different about them. If you need extra inspiration, visit real estate sites to see how homes in your area are presented. If you are looking at selling, remember that the first image people look at is the exterior. This will motivate them to either click on your property or scroll past it.

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