Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet

 

About Supporting Members FUP (Please Read) The GoStatic Reference Hub
Go Back   Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet > GoStatic University > Owning A Caravan

Owning A Caravan Discussion about owning a caravan.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-07-2019, 08:26
Weetabix Weetabix is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Default Decking - Paint or Stain?

I am 3 years in with my static in the Lakes and the decking is looking a little tired. I gave it a coat of decking oil last year but it doesn't look good and is beginning to look very worn.

I am contemplating whether painting it may be a better idea but would welcome any advice as to whether this is a good option and, if so, what the best paint to use is please? Decking paint seems to be scarce but I have read that some people use fence paint?

Any advice very welcome.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 10-07-2019, 12:25
littlefb littlefb is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 113
Default

Hi, personally I would avoid paint, to me the annual maintenance is a nightmare. I prefer an oil, I treat the decking in the spring with Aldi,s patio and deck cleaner then a week later I treat the decking with a light oak stain oil. There's no way I want to be prepping paint work every year
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2019, 12:26
slattster slattster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 396
Default

I use oil , I have to do it every year . I think once you have oiled it you have to continue with that because the paint/stain won’t stick to it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-2019, 13:12
slattster slattster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 396
Default

Have a read here. https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com...king-oil-best/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-2019, 13:27
Weetabix Weetabix is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks for the comments folks. Having done some reading I think I was mistaken in considering paint - appears that there is a difference between Oil and Stain.

I think I am after decking stain - any issues with this?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2019, 16:27
littlefb littlefb is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 113
Default

Hi again, oil will help preserve the wood, stain will only colour it. Like I said earlier I use a light oak stain oil. It looks great too me and each time I use it the colour of the stain gets slightly deeper. Got mine at Wickes and I'm very happy with it
Good luck whatever you choose
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-07-2019, 17:11
Paul BK Paul BK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hillcroft Park
Posts: 87
Default

I'm in the lakes too! I use Ronseal ultimate decking oil, natural. I do the vertical surfaces once a year, after an initial two coats, and the horizontal surfaces twice. It looks fresh and tidy. Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2019, 08:33
Springtime's Avatar
Springtime Springtime is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Wood Farm, Charmouth, Dorset
Posts: 12
Default

I think coating the patio deck should be an annual task.
The site maintenance manager recommended ducksback from cuprinol.
Technically it is not meant for doing decking but is designed for sheds and fences.
Having said that it seems to do a great job and if you buy it over the bank holidays you can often get 2 for one at places like Wickes. I also get an extra 10% off with a trade card.
Doing the floor is a relatively quick task using a roller but the uprights and rails take a little longer with a brush.
Have fun :-)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-07-2019, 13:43
Mosquito Mosquito is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fold House Park, Pilling , Lancashire.
Posts: 1,517
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slattster View Post
When I contacted Woodfinishes direct I was told that Osmo decking oil was the Rolls Royce of decking oils. I have used it and can honestly say it is a very good oil although it is expensive. I will use it again.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13-07-2019, 07:30
Paul BK Paul BK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hillcroft Park
Posts: 87
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mosquito View Post
When I contacted Woodfinishes direct I was told that Osmo decking oil was the Rolls Royce of decking oils. I have used it and can honestly say it is a very good oil although it is expensive. I will use it again.
I just had a look at that. I like to think I bought pretty good stuff with the Ronseal at 25 for 5 litres. I have no reason to doubt that Osmo is better, but nearly 52 for 2.5litres, it's more than four times the price!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

West Coast Windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cuprinol anti slip deck stain water hog Found 0 28-03-2017 17:37
uPVC decking - Spares & full decking kits. Deckspares Decking and External 28 29-09-2016 15:20
Anti-slip decking paint/mats Cocopops Wanted 16 08-07-2016 21:28
decking stain splodges dizzyknits Technical Issues 6 07-07-2011 19:55
What should I paint my decking with ?? stro1971 Owning A Caravan 1 07-10-2009 20:58


All times are GMT. The time now is 20:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.