Your timber deck and furniture have a lot to contend with – New Zealand’s harsh sun, unpredictable weather and everyday use. Without any protection, exposure to the elements can lead to damage like cupping, warping and splitting.
A good quality deck and furniture oil like Dryden OilStain can help prevent these problems by deeply penetrating into the wood, resisting water absorption and thus, reducing chances of warping and splitting. Here’s how you can use Dryden OilStain to protect your deck and outdoor furniture.
Dryden OilStain – if you want a clear coat
Dryden Colourtone+ – to add to OilStain if you want a stained effect
Tool and equipment
Before applying Dryden OilStain, you need to first clean and prep the surface with Dryden LiquidTimberClean.
Note: Usually, you need to leave Kwila decks to weather for at least six weeks so that the wood becomes porous and absorbs the oil better. But with Dryden OilStain, you can skip the weathering stage because it’s designed to deeply penetrate. See here for more details: An All-Inclusive Guide To Protecting And Staining A New Kwila Deck.
Dryden OilStain is applied on its own as a clear coat solution, making it the preferred choice for individuals who want to achieve and maintain the natural silvered/grey look.
How to apply a clear deck and furniture oil:
How to apply a deck and furniture oil with a stain:
If your deck or outdoor furniture is looking the worse for wear after weathering, silvering or growth of contaminants, bring it back to life with our deck and furniture oil! Here’s how:
Dryden LiquidTimberClean removes silvering, mould, dirt, grime and mild watermarks from decks and outdoor furniture. You can apply it to restore your decking before recoating with Dryden OilStain. Follow the same steps as above to ensure a clean, smooth surface for recoating.
Our experts answer three of the most frequently asked questions about applying deck and furniture oil.
Yes, Dryden OilStain is a premium decking oil that you can also use to protect outdoor wood furniture as well as:
Dryden OilStain can be applied to most species of timber: old, new, rough, or smooth. It’s able to deeply penetrate most timbers used for decking and outdoor furniture in New Zealand, such as:
Decks, and outdoor furniture can lose their colour over time due to weathering and silvering. Dryden Colourtone+ comes in over 37 shades, so you can find a near-identical stain to match the natural colour of these hardwoods.
How often you need to maintain your timber depends on several factors, such as the timber’s
Dryden OilStain deck and furniture oil should be applied when the timber loses its water resistance and starts absorbing water. We recommend checking the timber every six months to make sure it’s still protected from water, or as often as needed to maintain the look you prefer.
Your deck also needs an annual soft wash on top of this to keep it looking its best. Clean outdoor furniture top to bottom during times of peak usage, like during the summer months.
But bear in mind that the above depends on the timber’s condition. If you see any signs of the common issues that exterior timber suffers from – you should treat your deck or outdoor furniture sooner.
1) Prep and clean the surface with Dryden LiquidTimberClean.
2) Apply a clear coat of Dryden OilStain, if a long-term silvered appearance is desired
3) Recoat after 24 hours.
4) For a stained effect, mix OilStain with Colourtone+.
Follow these steps to apply deck and furniture oil and carry out regular timber maintenance and your exteriors will continue to look beautiful and stay protected against the elements for years to come. Explore all our timber care products here and find them at your local Dryden reseller.