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bringing old decking back to life...advice?

Moorlane is off-line
14 April 2017 07:45
Moorlane
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Well I didn't post with the intention of providing something interesting for people to read. I posted because I wanted to know if anyone knew how to save my tired old decking. The heading of my post makes the subject clear enough I think. Oh and I posted under - 'Off Topic' which would include the wonderful world of garden decking..I know it's not exciting but its the best I can do just now!


Keith Wells is off-lineSilver Member
16 April 2017 08:41
keithpics
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Brush, then wash it down, then apply either decking oil or I use Danish Oil. I re-oil it a couple of times a year and it looks good, at least to me.


Moorlane is off-line
16 April 2017 12:03
Moorlane
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Thanks Keith for your advice- I will give it a go!


Anthonygh is off-line
21 May 2017 10:17
anthonyh
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I tried a specialist cleaner and a pressure washer...but what worked best was strong bleach from Wilko. I applied it liberally.....waited five minutes, scrubbed it with a hard bristle garden broom. Then hosed it down. Looks good and it was both cheap, and quick to do.


Dave J is off-lineGold Member
29 July 2017 05:15
TinDolls
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decking has a "shelf life" of 10 years if its older then replace simple, if its younger then you may and i say "may" depending on supplier have it under warranty as treated timber from places like travis perkins or jewsons have a 10 yr guarantee.
only problem is if you cut the timber you invalidate the warranty as your exposing untreated timber. but if you have full lengths then why not try your luck.


Jaw Imaging is off-lineSilver Member
29 July 2017 13:59
Two_stops
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Quote from TinDolls
decking has a "shelf life" of 10 years if its older then replace simple, if its younger then you may and i say "may" depending on supplier have it under warranty as treated timber from places like travis perkins or jewsons have a 10 yr guarantee. only problem is if you cut the timber you invalidate the warranty as your exposing untreated timber. but if you have full lengths then why not try your luck.



If you have read the instuctions then any exposed ends after cutting should be treated, if you do this then the warranty is not invalidated. Any decent installer will do this to keep their reputation.

As for cleaning the decking prior to re treating, get some jeyes fluid spray it with that then scrub with a bass broom, leave to dry then recoat with the product of your choice.
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Dave J is off-lineGold Member
29 July 2017 14:08
TinDolls
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True you would treat the cut edges I was saying its a get out of the warranty clause for the suppliers but feel free to prove me wrong.



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