No protection from the elements – Auckland
Outdoor timber must be protected from the elements otherwise it will deteriorate. There is an incorrect assumption that treated timber (H3 pine), or hardwoods such as kwila or vitex, will last forever. New Zealand’s climate is such that any timber will turn grey due to UV, and absorb moisture resulting in mildew and lichen growth. The only way to prevent this from happening is to regularly apply a UV and water repelling stain.
This Auckland deck is typical of what Deck&FencePro comes across. First thoughts are that the decking surface needs to be replaced, however under the layer of mildew and grey weathering there is still good timber.
Our restoration process removed this layer revealing the good timber. We were then able to apply two coats of linseel oil stain in the homewowner’s choice of colour. The result is nothing short of amazing.