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    Painting decking help


    Hello, can anyone advise me on painting on decks please.

    I had my decking done last year and this year I wanted to paint. Normally, I use Ronseal Fence paint on my fences, Dark wood in colour. Therefore, I painted my fence with it and used the same one on my decking. I did this so all looks the same, Dark wood in colour.

    As I was clearing the paints after finishing the whole project, I realised on the tin that not to be used on decks.

    I have googled it since then and basically I have done a mistake in doing this without realising.

    Therefore, can anyone advise please if I need to buy another product and which brand to use on top of the paint I have already used so it protects my decking?

    Thank you for the time in reading and advising.

    Asked by Mitul on 6th Jun 2021
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    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "Use ronseal decking oil on it, or if you want a real nice finish and the best protection for your beloved decking, then use SIKA wood wood preserver"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Garden Services

    "I doubt there's a product that can be painted over the fence treatment. My advice is wait until it starts peeling (probably next season and use a high powered jet-wash to get it off.

    I wouldn't worry too much, the wood is protected with what you have put on, it's just not made durable enough for walking on."

    Answered on 24th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Southcoast Property Maintenance

    "Hi we would recommend that you jet wash off the old paint and start again with a decking stain or paint. There are many brands available use a decent quality one and then seal with clear decking oil"

    Answered on 30th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Dream Landscapes

    "Many hardware stores sell decking paint which is best for decking and weatherproof"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

    "Hi, so I’d personally sand it down, then jet wash then apply however many coats of decking stain or decking colour paint you want. There’s a couple of brands, ask in a store you go to, Cuprinol decking Stain, few coats and it’s got 5-year protection 🙏"

    Answered on 14th Aug 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    R A Cummings Horticulture

    "I use protec products google them to see their range of colours and stains, all water-based so very little smell and wood soaks it up well"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    If your paint is ok on the decking after a year, just use the same coating as its a preservative for wood; companies are trying to make money by selling specialist paints for various woods, but if the coating has lasted just use the same again.
    I hope that helps you


    Answered on 9th Jun 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    WW Services

    "If I am correct they only recommend not using on decks as it isn't hard wearing and the footfall will rub off the paint. A deck paint is more hard wearing

    You haven't caused any damage just you won't get lasting results"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    The Handyman Dundee

    "Cuprinol shades would cover the old paint. You can get it in the likes of B&Q and B&M"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    PS Garden Care & Property Maintenance

    "Strongly advise not painting on top of decking paint as it will flake.
    Best to jet wash off as much as possible, let dry then brush, then apply a low toxic paint stripper ( wear goggles and gloves) jet wash again then sand before applying an oil-based deck stain which feeds the wood and prolongs its life as well as giving colour.
    Best to spend time and unfortunately some money now otherwise will cost more in the long run.

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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