We found a dry and sunny day to complete this Kumeu deck staining job. The stain we used is Dulux Pine our door deck stain. It took us half a day two men to strip and polish the deck, after that, we blew away the dust; Another half a day we finished the staining. The full colour will show after some exposure to sunshine.
How we clean and apply a deck coating.
- deck cleaner with a stiff-bristled scrubbing brush or broom. This ensures the timber is clean of dust, dirt, wax, grease, tannins and oils before coating.
- Once dry, apply the coating liberally along the entire length of the boards. Aim to coat 2-3 boards at a time. Allow to dry and apply a second coat.
If we switching from oil to a water-based coating, we test the suitability for re-coat by sprinkling the surface with water. If the water absorbs, the timber can be re-coated with a water-based coating. If the water beads on the surface, further weathering/or sanding is required to remove the coating.
We prepare your timber properly before is essential for a long-lasting beautiful finish. Goldenland Painters always work along the length of the boards and maintain a wet edge. We tried to prepare and coat timber out of direct sunlight by working on a different side in the morning and afternoon. We use a brush rather than an applicator to coat the end grain of your deck, in between boards and cut in at the closest possible point to the house.