Answered on 7th Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
You are right to be careful with your decking - fence paint isn’t going to be suitable for your decking I’m afraid. It can wear off very easily and isn’t durable enough for decking. It could also stain your shoes when you walk across, which in turn could stain any other surfaces you walk across afterwards – from what I’ve seen from past customers, it can be a lot more trouble to use fence paint by far. I would recommend using decking oil by far, as fence paint won’t be able to protect like decking oil.
Decking oil will be able to protect against water, warping, swelling, drying and splitting. The only other alternative would be to use a different kind of boarding, seeing as the oil provides a covering, which would need to be re-applied again at a later point.