How to refresh and protect your timber deck

Geneva Vanderzeil rejuvenates her outdoor space with our Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan

Now that spring has well and truly sprung and we approach the festive season, it's the perfect time to refresh and protect your deck. Whether you're going for a more traditional finish or wanting to liven your space up with colour, the transformation process is simple.
Geneva Vanderzeil couldn't go into summer with a sad, weathered deck, so recently did something about it! She decided that a gorgeous new stain would completely rejuvenate the space. Using our Feast Watson Woodclean™ and a high pressure hose she prepared the deck, then applied two coats of our stunning Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan.
The result? A dreamy outdoor space ready to create Christmas memories on. Want to learn how she completed her deck transformation? Continue reading.

What you'll need

timber deck stain
Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain
Black Japan
Feast Watson Woodclean
Feast Watson Woodclean™
Pressure washer
Paint Brush
Stiff bristle brush
Safety gear (Protective Glasses, Clothing, Ear coverings and a mask)

Start with a good clean and sand if required

  1. Remove any furniture or plants and sweep the decking area, then wet the timber with a hose.
  2. Mix Feast Watson Woodclean™ with water in a 1:4 ratio. Apply and leave it for 20 minutes, reapplying the solution to keep the timber wet if needed.
  3. Rinse using a high-pressure hose and allow the timber to fully dry.

Geneva Vanderzeil uses Feast Watson Woodclean to refresh timber decking

Transform and protect from the elements

  1. Stir Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan thoroughly with a flat paddle. 
  2.  In the same direction as the timber grain, coat using a deck brush or broom, working along the grain 3-4 planks at a time.
  3. Wait 12 hours before applying a second coat.
Geneva Vanderzeil chose Black Japan for this project, however, this deck stain is also available in Grey Mountain Ash, European Oak, Swan River Jarrah, and Taman Merbau.

Geneva Vanderzeil applying Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan

It's that simple!

With the help of some nice weather and it's that simple! Protecting your deck is the best way to keep it looking better for longer, and to extend its life. Check out our Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain colour range and transform your outdoor space this weekend!

Refreshed and protected deck using Feast Watson Timber & Deck Stain in Black Japan

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