Spotted Gum is a native Australian hardwood species. It is extremely strong and well known for its colour variation – ranging from light greys to deep reds.
You need to weather your Spotted Gum before coating – To find out more about weathering, click here.
To coat your Spotted Gum, you’ve got a few options. We’d recommended a decking oil.
There are two types of decking oils available – water based and oil based
Water base decking oils: last longer as the product penetrates into the timber while also forming a thin protective layer on top. Water based decking oils represent newer technology than Oil based decking oils. Furthermore, water based oils allow you to do the deck in a day, with significantly shorter drying times than Oil based.
Oil based decking oils: Simply penetrate into the wood, providing a rich, old-school look.
Let’s look at your options for an oil:
Once you’ve decided on your oil style – pick the colour that you like best! For Spotted Gum timber, the most popular choice is Natural. See in store for samples. Our Decking Oils come in a suite of colours to fit all tastes.
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