Cabot's Deck & Exterior Stain Oil Based

Give your deck a refresh – just in time for summer! Cabot's Oil Based Deck & Exterior Stain is designed to rejuvenate and transform the colour of all exterior timbers, including decking and outdoor furniture. This durable stain will make a world of difference to tired old timber – the oil-enriched formula protects it from the most damaging environmental factors, highlighting the wood’s natural beauty and extending the life of your exterior timber.

  • Water Repellent
  • Turps Wash Up
  • UV Protection
  • Dirt & Mould Resistant
  • Areas
    All exterior timber, Decks
  • Clean Up
  • Sizes
    250ML, 1L, 10L, 5L
  • Coverage
    10 M2/L
  • Material Data Sheet

Note: Fill holes and imperfections with a suitable timber putty if required.

Bare Timber

To coat new bare timber immediately, scrub damp timber with Cabot’s New Timber Prep, following label instructions. New Timber Prep will draw out tannins and oils quickly from the surface, allowing you to skip the 4-6 weeks weathering process required for new timber. Always follow New Timber Prep with Cabot’s Deck Clean following label instructions. Remove excess water from the surface with squeegee on Cabot’s Deck Prep brush, and allow timber to dry for at least 1 hour. Note: Cooler conditions could slow down the drying time of the timber.

Previously Stained and Oiled Timber

For exterior surfaces clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean following label instructions. Test if the surface is ready for coating by sprinkling water on the timber. If the water beads on the surface, repeat the application of Deck Clean. If water is absorbed into timber, it is ready for coating. For a more transparent look, sand timber back to bare then clean with Cabot's Deck Clean before coating.

Weathered and Grey Timber

For best results, sand timber back to fresh substrate. Clean with Cabot's Deck Clean following label instructions.

Apply with Brush, Decking Applicator

1. Stir thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use.

2. Apply liberally along the length of the board including exposed edges and end grain by brush or pad applicator.

3. Allow the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat using the same method.

4. Continue applying coats until you achieve the depth of colour you desire.

Every 12 months check your coated timber for changes in colour or water repellency diminishes due to weathering. When required,

1. Clean the surfaces with Deck Clean as per label instructions.

2. Recoat with 1-2 coats of Decl & Exterior Stain OB.

• Use Cabot’s Everyday Deck Wash to refresh exterior timber decking and help remove dirt, dust and bird droppings for everyday use.


Colour representations in brochures and websites should be used as a guide only for your colour selection due to printing and screen limitations. The actual colour achieved will be influenced by your timber type, tone, grain and application rate. To ensure you achieve the finish you want, we recommend that you test your colour choice at home prior to coating.

Aged Oak
Aged Oak on Treated Pine
Ash Black
Ash Black on Treated Pine
Autumn on Treated Pine
Blackbean on Treated Pine
Blackburn on Treated Pine
Cedar on Treated Pine
Charcoal on Treated Pine
Classic Walnut
Classic Walnut on Treated Pine
Dense Forest
Dense Forest on Treated Pine
Desert Tusk
Desert Tusk on Treated Pine
Ebony on Treated Pine
Golden Pine
Golden Pine on Treated Pine
Hunter Grey
Hunter Grey on Treated Pine
Karaka on Treated Pine
Lancewood on Treated Pine
Liquid Amber
Liquid Amber on Treated Pine
Maungakiekie on Treated Pine
Mission Brown
Mission Brown on Treated Pine
New Jarrah
New Jarrah on Treated Pine
New Rustic Oak
New Rustic Oak on Treated Pine
Puka on Treated Pine
Sandstone on Treated Pine
Silver Beech
Silver Beech on Treated Pine
Weathered Cedar
Weathered Cedar on Treated Pine

Available sizes

250 ML

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