Revamping your deck for summer with matt look decking oil in natural

How to achieve @lydiakirkland_'s look

Whether you're hosting a family barbeque or simply relaxing in the sun reading a book, one of the best things about summer is being able to make the most of your outdoor space. It's in these moments where a deck can be an underappreciated hero – with considerable potential to cultivate a vibrant atmosphere.
This deck rejuvenation by @lydiakirkland_ shows just how much difference giving your deck a little TLC after the harsh winter months, can make to your backyard. Using the Feast Watson Matt Look Decking Oil in Natural, the result is a stunning natural finish that matches the warmth of the home.

Finished shot of Lydia Kirkland's timber deck restoration.

What you'll need

Feast Watson Woodclean
Feast Watson Woodclean™
Feast Watson Matt Look Decking Oil
Feast Watson Matt Look Decking Oil

1. Preparation

1. Depending on the condition of your timber, you may need to sand the surface to remove any stains or deterioration. Make sure to remove all sanding dust before beginning the application!
2. Proper preparation is key to achieving the best finish! Clean with Feast Watson Woodclean to ensure your timber is primed for transformation.

Lydia Kirkland deck restoration sanding

2. Application

3. Apply your first coat of Matt Look Decking Oil along the lengths of the timber boards. Don't forget about the edges!
4. Leave your deck to dry for 4 hours. Go make yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and read a book.
5. When dry, apply a second coat as above. Leave to dry for 12 hours. If your deck has full sun exposure, surrounds a pool, or is in humid areas, we recommend applying a third coat for extra protection.

Lydia Kirkland deck restoration cutting in

3. Finish

6. Sit back and relax on your finished deck!
For @lydiakirkland_, our Matt Look Decking Oil in Natural has not only transformed the deck into a livelier space you'd want to bask in; it has made the deck a perfect basepoint to complement personal touches.
Plus, as a versatile finish, the Matt Look Decking Oil can be used on all other exterior timber areas in need of maintenance - such as timber walkways, outdoor furniture, pergolas, steps, rails, fences and gates.

Lydia Kirkland deck restoration before and after.

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