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    How to repair splintering decking?


    Hi everyone, is there something I can buy to restore decking? I want to bring it back to life but I have concerns that its just too far gone. I don’t have any power tools, I’ve never done any DIY before.

    Asked by Luke on 20th May 2020
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    Goldleaf Landscaping Services

    "Theres no real way to repair the decking if its splintered
    You can obviously buy oils and preservers to treat the wood but if its split then it really needs replacing"

    Answered on 18th Jun 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping

    "If it's rotten then you'd need to replace.
    I tend to power wash my decking then once dry apply OSMO oil with a cloth."

    Answered on 15th Jul 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "You could treat the decking but for the damaged splinter ones I would devise changing boards as once it’s cracked it weakens the wood same as when they cut ideally need paint treatment to strengthen again"

    Answered on 11th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    CBS Builders

    "if split replace or power wash decking and re coat with wood preserve"

    Answered on 21st May 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

    "If it is doing that I’d recommend replacing the boards
    Due to there age
    Use a oil based paint if doing soon"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    P.J.R Property Services

    "There is no real way to repair Decking as such the best option would be to remove the parts that are split/splintering and replace them with new ones"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    RWS Building and Landscapes Ltd

    "Hi there

    It sounds like the decking may have gone beyond the point of repair and bringing back to life. You would need to be looking at sanding the complete thing down and re-staining.

    Sadly personally, if its gone beyond that point, it may just be worthwhile to quite while you are ahead, get them ripped up and replaced and then staining them as soon as its put down to protect.

    The other alternative is installing composite decking (its more expensive but far better quality)"

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Kevin flitton

    "If the decking is splitting then no I think you will have to replace it"

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    AM Landscapes

    "The best way to sort the problem out would be to completely
    Remove the decking a later a brand new one"

    Answered on 31st May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

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