Is red gum good for decking?

Strength: With a rating Class of 1 above ground and a Class 2 of in-ground contact, red gum is the ideal decking timber for Australian homes. Due to its durability, the hard-wearing red gum timber is ideal for high traffic areas making red gum decking and flooring popular in commercial and domestic builds.

What is the best oil for a deck?

Best decking oils 2022: 6 top buys to nourish, protect and maintain your deck

  • Ronseal. Ultimate Protection Decking Oil. Check Price.
  • Cuprinol. UV Guard Decking Oil. Check Price.
  • Manns. Premier UV Decking Oil. Check Price.
  • Everbuild. Lumberjack Wood Preserver. Check Price.
  • Barrettine. Decking Oil.
  • Liberon. Liberon decking oil.

What kind of oil do you use for spotted gum decking?

Intergrain UltraDeck Timber Oil
Enhance the natural look of native spotted gum with Intergrain UltraDeck Timber Oil, featuring high performance protection against harsh weather and heavy foot traffic. This water-based oil penetrates into the timber, while also forming a protective layer on top, for a durable and long-lasting finish.

What is the longest lasting decking oil?

Nature’s Timber Oil, from Intergrain, is an oil-based treatment that is 95% naturally derived and sustainable materials, and is just as long-lasting as chemical-based formulas. Both Sikkens and Intergrain have formulas that only require three coats for a polished final look.

Is Redgum rot resistant?

Red Gum can react badly under humid conditions if it’s not sealed well, but it is rot and termite resistant. Attractive graining and natural features blend this wood well with Australian yards. Striking colour range, vivid reds across the spectrum. Long lasting and durable, a native hardwood.

What is the difference between spotted gum and Merbau?

Spotted Gum and Silvertop Ash are both naturally resistant to termites and the Lyctid borer, they are grown on sustainable Australian plantations and are environmentally friendly. On the other hand, Merbau is not naturally resistant to the Lyctid borer, but it is to termites and is generally an imported hardwood.

Is it better to stain or oil decking?

Whether you should oil or stain will come down to what you want from your deck. A stain will improve the appearance of the deck, but oil will better help preserve its condition.

How often should you oil a deck?

once every 6-12 months
Within the deck building industry, it is usually recommended that decks need to be oiled once every 6-12 months.

Which decking oil is best in Australia?

Two examples we recommend are Cutek CD-50 and Intergrain Natures Timber Oil. The best-suited oil for your deck will depend on your deck’s usage, the amount of exposure to the elements, the type of oil previously applied and what species of wood it is made from.

What stain is good for spotted gums?

Our favourite decking oil combination for Spotted Gum is 2 x coats of oil with a slight reddish hue as this allows the pinks to be highlighted and then finished with a Matt Clear.

How often should you oil decking?