Timber & Deck Finishes
Timber decks are an important part of many Australian homes. Finishing and maintaining them has been the subject of many decades of research due to the high levels of sun and rain in Australia. Exterior timber is subject to constant expansion and contraction due to these conditions and especially so on horizontal surfaces such as decks. This, plus the degrading effect of the suns UV rays, is enough to eventually break down even the most flexible of films. Once they begin to crack and the water gets under these film-forming finishes, they usually need to be totally sanded off. A big job, and sometimes impossible if the fixings are raised ! Hence most modern deck finishes are now penetrating type finishes that do not form a film but instead protect the timber by penetrating into the top layer, repelling water, and blocking the UV rays which degrade and grey timber.
We carry four types of exterior deck & timber finishes. We've tried many! These are our pick of the most eco friendly and durable ones we can find.