What to use: Cabot's Oil Based Deck & Exterior Stain
Why you should use it:Forget reapplying again and again – Cabot's Oil Based Deck & Exterior Stain is an oil-enriched formula that protects you timber from the most damaging environmental factors, highlighting the wood’s natural beauty and extending the life of your exterior timber.
How it works:Cabot's Oil Based Deck and Exterior Stain is designed to rejuvenate and transform the colour of all exterior timber, this exterior stain delivers a long lasting, beautiful result.
Depending on your project, You might also need:
● Cabot’s New Timber Prep
● Paint Stripper
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. Depending on the surface you’re oiling, there are several ways to get your timber ready:
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.
Previously Painted or Varnished Timber: Sand or use a paint stripper to remove any old coatings, then, for exterior surfaces, clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean, following the label’s instructions.
Previously Stained and Oiled Timber: Clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean. Test if the surface is ready for coating by sprinkling water onto the timber. If the water ‘beads’ on the surface, more sanding is required. If the water soaks into the timber, it’s ready to be coated with decking oil.
Weathered and Grey Timber: First, sand back to fresh timber, then clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean. Fill any holes and imperfections with a suitable timber putty after applying the first coat, and you’re good to go.