Now is the perfect time to get your garden ready for outdoor entertaining, get your decking looking its best, ready for Spring and Summer.
After months of lockdown, we’ll all be looking forward to spending some time outdoors, hopefully with friends and certainly with the family.
After the months of Autumn and Winter weather have succeeded in making your deck look grubby and grimy, it’s time to bring it back to life and get your outdoor space ready for entertaining.
Getting Your Garden Ready for Outdoor Entertaining
Now is the perfect time to get your garden and decking looking its best, ready for Spring and Summer.
After months of lockdown, we’ll all be looking forward to spending some time outdoors, hopefully with friends and certainly with the family. After the months of Autumn and Winter weather have succeeded in making your deck look grubby and grimy, it’s time to bring it back to life.
Get your garden ready by giving your decking a spruce up.
First off, pick an effective specialist cleaner, formulated for old and dirty exterior wooden decking, which has dulled and faded over time. The right cleaner will easily handle heavily soiled areas on most types of wood, and will prepare decking for finishing, helping to remove black spotting caused by mould or lichen. It will also help to prevent the re-growth of fungi.
Liberon’s Tough Deck Clean and Revive is ideal for the job. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t require specialist skills or tools. Stir it well before using it, and then dilute it with up to two parts water in a bucket.
Apply the cleaner using a scrubbing brush or stiff broom, rinse with clean water and repeat as necessary until the timber is clean. Wipe off any excess water and allow the timber to dry thoroughly for a minimum of 24 hours, before applying any finishing products.
For stubborn marks, a stronger solution of Tough Deck Clean and Revive may be required.
Next you can turn your attention to protecting your decking using a high quality, specialist decking oil in order to ensure it looks its best for as long as possible and is protected from water and the sun.
We all want to protect and enhance the natural beauty of our timber decking. Reviving and restoring colour on weathered and greying decking needn’t be much of a chore.
Select a decking oil that is highly water-resistant with UV filters to prevent fading. Even better, select one that you can also use on fences, sheds or gates to make your money go further.
Liberon’s Decking Oil is perfect for this job, and is easy to apply.
A couple of tips are:
- Ensure the surface is clean, dry and free from previous finishes and dust
- As oil brings out the natural colours of timber, it’s a good idea to try the decking oil on a separate piece of wood before you begin the job so that you can see what the finished effect will look like.
Liberon Decking Oil is available in a choice of Clear, Medium Oak and Teak finishes and comes in two tin sizes: 2.5L or 5L.
Another great piece of advice from Liberon is to consider using a three-in-one product to tackle stain protection, add colour and seal timber to save having to buy separate products.
Liberon’s ColourCare Decking Paint does all of this and is also ideal for exterior wooden floors and outdoor furniture. With a water-based formula, it prevents water and UV damage, guaranteeing long-lasting protection against weathering. It is quick drying, easy to apply and with a matt finish.
For information and advice on protecting your decking and making it look truly beautiful, head to www.liberon.co.uk.