Decking - Things to know
- Oiling your deck
- Karri is an exceptionally strong native timber but if not oiled will exhibit fine external checking. This is a characteristic of the timber that can be avoided by oiling or sealing the timber as soon as possible after installation
- It is important to oil Karri timber after it has been installed. Oiling protects the timber and extends the life of your deck. Porta recommends a minimum of one coat of a suitable exterior timber deck coating or oil applied to all four sides including cut ends of the decking boards prior to installation – an additional coat on the top surface will ensure you have minimal problems for many years. All timbers will go grey without protection if exposed to the elements.