When can I coat my new timber deck?

When can I coat my new timber deck?

Your new deck is laid, and you love it. The kids want to play on it, it’s perfect for barbecues, and there’s a shady spot with your name on it. So, when can you coat it to make sure it stays looking this good?

There’s no need to wait. Cabot’s New Timber Prep is formulated to draw tannins and oils out of wood, so when you apply a decking oil or stain afterwards it will give a smooth, even look. Skipping this step could result in a patchy, discoloured deck when coated, particularly with new timber such as merbau, spotted gum and jarrah..

How to use Cabot’s New Timber Prep:

1.Shake contents of tin and apply generously, undiluted, to the timber. The product is very slippery so take care when walking on the treated surface.

2.Leave New Timber Prep on the deck for 10-15 minutes.

3. Do not allow New Timber Prep to dry on the surface. If needed, apply more to keep the timber damp during this time.

4. Scrub the whole surface with Cabot’s Deck Prep brush. Do not use a wire brush.

5. Rinse off timber surface with a hose or power washer on the lowest setting to avoid damaging the timber. Ensure all the product is rinsed off to prevent timber discolouration.

6. While timber is still damp, clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean.

7. Enjoy straight away.



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