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Deck Maintenance

Wood Preservation using WOCA Exterior productsProper deck maintenance ensures a beautiful deck that lasts for many years.  To care for your deck, you’ll need to clean the wood to remove damaging green growth and dirt.  Green growth leads to early decay, shortening the life you your wood.  It also creates a slippery surface that can be very dangerous.  WOCA Exterior Cleaner effectively removes dirt and mold and fungus. 

After cleaning you need to protect the wood from the harsh outdoor environment.  WOCA Exterior Oil penetrates deep into the wood.  Wood stains only sit on the surface of the wood.  Adding a layer of protection.  WOCA Oil strengthens and hardens the wood from the inside out. It also protects the wood from damaging UV rays and repels water.  Your deck will be protected and strengthened.  Keeping it beautiful and enhancing the natural beauty and quality of the wood.

Unlike many outdoor products, WOCA products are environmentally friendly.  They won’t effect the surrounding flowers and plants.  There are also 0 VOC’s so you and your loved ones won’t breathe in harmful toxins.

Maintain the wooden deck with a high-quality oil

Deck Maintenance - Oil finishBefore applying  WOCA Exterior Oil, it is important to clean wood thoroughly.  An effective cleaning is necessary for a beautiful and durable result.  A successful oil treatment requires that the wood is both clean and dry, before the oil is applied.  WOCA Exterior Oil has two unique properties: it contains a UV-filter to protect against fading and discoloration from the sun, and the special consistency makes it very easy to work with. The result is a wooden deck with a well-protected, hard-wearing and water-repellent surface.  And all WOCA products are ecologically friendly and 100% VOC Free.  They won’t effect your plants or flowers and you won’t be breathing in toxic VOC’s, so you’re free to enjoy your deck.

How To Apply WOCA Exterior Oil

#1 - Cleaning

Soak the wood. If possible, use a garden hose. Mix WOCA Exterior Cleaner with water in the ratio 1:2 and apply it with WOCA Cleaning brush (or regular stiff nylon brush).

Scrub the soaked wood along the wood grain until the wood appears clean. Repeat the cleaning if necessary. Carefully wash down the surface with water and remove any loose crisps with a stiff brush. Leave the wood to dry for approx. 24 hours. The wood must be completely dry before an oil treatment. If Remove rising fibers with sandpaper if necessary.

Tip: In case of extreme dirt, the Exterior Cleaner may be used undiluted.

#2 - Application

Stir the WOCA Exterior Oil thoroughly before use. Apply an even thin coat of oil with the WOCA Oil Applicator or a brush. Treat the end grain wood first.

The oil is cream-colored, when it is wet. It may take a few minutes, until the wood gets an oily appearance, as the water has to evaporate first.

Make the application in dry weather only. Avoid direct sunlight and high temperatures.

#3 - Final Polishing

If necessary, wipe off any excess oil with clean cotton cloths after no more than 5 minutes. It is important to remove excess oil from joints and grooves. Repeat the process in case the wood does not appear saturated.

When the wood is dry, it may be polished with a polishing pad or polishing machine to ensure an extra hard-wearing surface. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the oil to harden completely, depending on weather conditions and outdoor temperature.

Materials you need to oil your deck