How to Coat Your New Timber Deck in 1 Day

What to use: Cabot’s Aquadeck

Why you should use it: Aquadeck is highly durable, low odour water based decking oil is lightly pigmented and has been designed to enhance and protect the natural look of your exterior timber. Hard-wearing, it lasts two times longer than other oil-based decking oils – no more constant re-application!


How it works: Aquadeck's advanced dual technology allows natural oils to penetrate and nourish timber, creating a durable acrylic barrier for a beautiful natural finish. It is ideal for use on decks, garden furniture, pergolas, fences and gates.

Get Started

Before you get started, there are a few things you’ll need to do first – preparation is key!
Preparing the surface properly before you begin allows the oil to glide on smoothly for even coverage. 

New Bare Timber: First up, scrub damp timber with Cabot’s New Timber Prep to draw out tannins and oils from the surface. Then, use Cabot’s Deck Clean according to the instructions on the pack. Remove excess water with the squeegee on Cabot’s Deck Prep brush and allow the timber to dry for at least one hour.


Stir Cabot’s Aquadeck thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use. With the Cabot's Deck Coat Applicator, apply the product liberally along the length of the board, including exposed edges and the ends of each board.
After you’re finished applying, leave your deck to dry for one hour before applying a second coat. Too easy!
And you’re done! Now all that’s left is to pull out those deck chairs, pour yourself a refreshing drink and get out into the sunshine.