Timber Deck Maintenance, Byron Bay
as a result of UV exposure and dampness.
About Timber Maintenance in Byron Bay
There are a range of substrates, or coatings that can be applied to timber for varying looks, stability reasons (preventing warping, twisting, splitting and rotting) or even the way a finished timber feels under foot, or on the hand.
At Full Circle, we recommend that households and businesses make an informed decision and most of the time, this means following along with their current system or coating until it peels beyond repair. We then recommend replacing their old system with a quality timber oil.
Where timber coatings look great and can often feel lovely underfoot, they trap dampness in, as the timber isn’t able to breath as well as it could with timber oil.
We often recommend staying with your current product until that system inevitably fails, as stripping a timber deck for example is often cost prohibitive and hazardous to the other parts of the home. Timber and deck maintenance in Byron Bay and many parts of Australia tends to be left too long, leaving often patchy and scattered looking timber decks. If a coating has failed completely, we recommend stripping the coating with our deck sanding equipment, or if there are raised nail heads, stripping using paint stripper and a pressure cleaner.
Following this, a quality penetrating timber oil such as Cutek (that can be found at Byron Bay Building Supplies or Nth Coast Timber) can be applied.
With two coats in most circumstances and then 6-12 monthly recoating, there is absolute minimum preparation required and the stabilizing qualities of timber oil are absolutely fantastic over the long term.
The worst that can happen to a deck that’s been left for several years, for example oiled with Cutek, is that it will grey-off or just dry a little on the surface (with oil still stabilizing the inner grain).
Here it is a matter of pressure cleaning with a timber soap and reapplying some oil with your preferred tint.
Good timber and deck maintenance in Byron Bay is about having a system and regularity – the benefits of which are ease of maintenance, avoiding large costly stripping or sanding exercises, or worse again, timber and deck replacement.
Simone Miranda Lewis, Goonellabah, NSW
Before & After
Everything went to plan and in only a few hours the home looked fantastic, just for a down-poor expected that weekend.