Category Archives: Decking Maintenance

Re-oiling Your Deck During Fall: Good or Bad Idea?

Oiling your deck is usually done during spring to get the best looking deck for the summer BBQ’s and outdoor parties. Not a lot of people think of re-oiling their deck in fall just before the winter months hit but it’s a missed opportunity to give your deck a little protection from the rain and snow.
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5 Easy Fall Deck Cleanup Tips You Need to Use

Fall marks a welcomed change in weather, but it also means more maintenance for your deck. The trees around your home shed leaves and rain substitutes the endless summer sun. Follow these fall deck tips and you’ll be on your way enjoying autumn on your deck.
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Why Should I Oil My New Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, Garapa, or Massaranduba Deck?

As our salespeople take care of both our current and potential customers, we get asked the question, “Why should I oil my deck and with what,” very often.  We always explain, as best as possible, why it’s a good idea to do so from the beginning and most of our customers understand the benefits. However, we feel this topic should be explored a little more in-depth.
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My Deck Feels Tacky After Oiling It. How Can I Fix It?

If you recently oiled your hardwood deck and ended up with a tacky mess, you’re not alone. Every spring we get many calls from homeowners who find their feet sticking to their deck. They just wanted to spruce up their deck for the upcoming summer parties and family gatherings; now their deck is unusable.

This problem stems from the improper application of the hardwood finishing oil. Always read the labels before using any deck oil product, because their step-by-step instructions contain the key to avoiding this exact problem. One of these very important steps is to wipe off excess oil within a few minutes of applying it.

This is the trick. This is the step that, when forgotten, leaves you with a sticky  deck. This can lead to dirt accumulation, making your deck look filthy and uninviting.

If this describes your deck, don’t worry; it’s easy to fix. Using a rejuvenating product for hardwoods like DeckWise Cleaner & Brightener will refresh your deck’s surface and restore it to its original state. This process only takes an hour or so, and once your deck is fully dry you can reapply the oil correctly.

When is the correct time to clean and re-oil your hardwood deck?

It seems like the answer to this question should be simple enough. You clean and re-oil your hardwood deck when it starts to look faded. But you also have to take into account the season and the type of maintenance you’ve been doing.

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