Installing timber decking takes careful planning. It’s certainly not a job you want to rush. However, if you want to make the job easier, you should choose to install pre-oiled decking. It’ll give you a longer-lasting timber deck and reduce your ongoing maintenance. Really, what more could you ask for?

Basically, you select from our range of timber products, the timber is then pre-oiled by machine in the warehouse, stacked and wrapped and delivered to your home ready to install. Everything about pre-oiled decking makes sense, but many people still choose to do it the hard way.

It’s not just the added labour time you need to worry about. What can happen if your timber deck isn’t evenly sealed on all sides? Will it last as long without proper protection?  

Keep reading to find out why you should choose pre-oiled decking.

1. Decking is difficult to oil after installation

If you choose to install unsealed timber, you’ll need to oil or coat the decking as soon as it’s finished. The issue is, it can be almost impossible to access all areas of the timber once it’s installed. How do you add oil underneath your deck or on the inside edges when you physically can’t reach those areas? The answer is simple – you can’t. Those areas of your decking end up being permanently unsealed which can create issues down the track and, more than likely, will reduce the life of your deck.

2. Pre-oiled decking is already weather protected

Exposing unsealed timber decking to the rain and sun will deteriorate your timber boards faster than anything. You need to ensure that every external part of your timber decking is sealed to save the boards from decaying. Rain is not the only moisture that can get into your timber decking. Both heat and the rain can create a build up of moisture under your boards. That moisture can slowly seep into the unprotected underside of the timber and can create long-term damage.

3. Pre-oiled decking saves time and money

Whether you choose to install your deck or hire someone to do the job for you, pre-oiling your timber will save time and money. Pre-oiling your decking with a machine is the fastest and most cost-efficient way to seal your timber boards. Oiling a deck is not a job you or your builder can avoid, it’ll need to be done at some stage. The other big benefit during installation is protection from unexpected weather.

Imagine being half-way through building your deck when a sudden downpour hits. If your timber is unsealed, it’s now exposed to moisture – that’s not something you can reverse. Also, the tannins in the timber will immediately be released – that means a high probability of unsightly stains on any nearby surface. Decking Perth chooses to pre-coat timber with Cutek – the preferred brand of professional installers. 

4. Decking will last longer and be more stable

Sealing your decking before installation means every side of each board is evenly and expertly sealed. This type of protection will give your decking the best chance of a long life and help keep your boards stable – no warping, splitting or cracking. It only takes one board to deteriorate to ruin a perfectly good deck. Unsealed boards are also at risk of attracting mould and fungus. To further enhance the stability of your deck, Decking Perth uses stainless steel screws and joist protection tape. Joist tape is a super strong adhesive, that helps screws hold in place longer – that means less maintenance and a deck that lasts even longer.   

5. Your decking won’t be over oiled

Applying oil to your decking sounds like a simple job, but there are plenty of variables that can affect the finished product. Some hardwoods can be naturally oily and won’t absorb as much oil. If you use too much oil, the deck can become sticky. While hardwood timber certainly is an appealing choice – it’s also easy to see why many people choose to install composite decking around their home. With composite decking there’s no need to sand, oil or paint.  

If you’re keen to install a new deck around your outdoor garden area, and save some time and money at the same time, choose pre-oiled timber decking. You’ll also save yourself from the impossible job of trying to oil all sides of a finished deck. 

To find out more about our range of timber decking, and options for pre-oiling your decking, contact the team at Decking Perth.

 

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We couldn't be more pleased with the result of our new decking built by Dean and his team from Allstyle Build using composite decking sourced from Decking Perth. Dean's customer service and attention to detail was really appreciated and his pricing was value for money given the excellent result. Wouldn't hesitate recommending both Allstyle Build and Decking Perth's products for any decking project.
Paul Hamersley
Paul Hamersley
11:43 24 Mar 22
Ive just had my new composite deck supplied by Decking Perth. The whole process was so easy and professional. James and Eric from JLA Carpentry did a fantastic job doing the installation. The workmanship is top class. Highly recommended.
Steve Blight
Steve Blight
04:46 09 Mar 22
I had no idea where to start when it came to getting decking installed. I was so pleased when I found Decking Perth because they did all the tricky stuff for me - all I had to do was tell them what I was after and what colour and they did the rest. The contractor I ended up choosing to do the instal was fantastic. Couldn't be happier with my new deck! So thank you!
Kealy Hardman
Kealy Hardman
08:12 19 Feb 22
We had our front entrance decking replaced with the composite product - Spanish Saffron colour - and am super happy with the outcome. The service and advice/options provided by Perth Decking was very professional and Eric and his team did a fantastic really great job.Recommend Perth Decking and their teams without any hesitation.
Nico Spangenberg
Nico Spangenberg
10:35 13 Feb 22
Mazlin Junid
Mazlin Junid
03:04 09 Feb 22
Highly recommend Decking Perth. They were super helpful from the initial shop visit to the many questions and queries I had, right through to the installation by the fantastic Jake. Cannot fault.
anna wingell
anna wingell
09:35 17 Jan 22
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Ashleigh at Decking Perth was very helpful and the installers Michael and Liam from Lesgo Construction were reliable, friendly, on time and did a quality job. Nothing was to much trouble and I would definitely use them again..
Rod Wright
Rod Wright
10:40 13 Dec 21
Great service and product
Ryan C
Ryan C
05:12 13 Oct 21
Decking Perth provide great advice for novice deck buyers by showing you a wide range of products underpinned by knowledge and a conduit to deck builders. A couple of days after we visited Decking Perth one of their preferred contractors provided a very competitive quotation and we engaged AllStyle Carpentry. Decking Perth supplied all materials as they are a One Stop Shop for the contractor. The Modwood Xtteme deck looks fantastic and we could not be happier with it. Thank you Decking Perth as your business supported our thinking and your advice saw the planning come together and we now have a lovely deck.Phill Cribb
Phill CRIBB
Phill CRIBB
10:14 21 Apr 21
Could not recommend Deck Perth more. I had a small area at the front of my house which needed Composite decking supplied and installed. Visited their shop for ideas, then they organised a contractor to attend for a quote to install. All done within 2.5 weeks and over the moon with the end result at a reasonable price, thanks again
Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor
04:01 08 May 20
I contacted Decking Perth regarding an extension to our current Trex Deck. They took my details and within 4 hours I had been contacted by 2 decking installers and both had attended and quoted within 3 days. Jamie from Elite Decking had the job completed the following week! Lovely team, quiet, clean and tidy workers, on time and on budget, attention to detail exceptional. You cannot tell the difference between the 5 year old deck and the new extension. Highly recommend Elite Decking and Decking Perth.
Louise Bray
Louise Bray
06:27 28 Jan 20
I had some Trex (tiki torch colour) decking installed just before Christmas 2019. Jamie was great to deal with and did a great job installing the product. He and Phil were also very helpful in choosing the best product. Thanks guys! I have no problems recommending Decking Perth to others.
Peter Coulson
Peter Coulson
23:30 05 Jan 20
Great service, professional products.And easy to deal with
Dean Bumbak
Dean Bumbak
19:02 04 Dec 19
As an ordinary DIY supported by a Team of Rockstars to achieve a tremendous result and nothing was too much trouble Cristian and Cassandra.
Aaron Henley-Martin
Aaron Henley-Martin
07:36 22 Nov 19
We were seeking a good quality decking oil for our garden landscaping and out-door shower project. We found the reviews on-line for Cutek Extreme Clear wood preserver were very good and suited us as it is absorbed by the timber thereby ensuring greater life expectancy and a great grain enhancer. In addition re-coating every 18mths to 2yrs appealed as the timber only requires a high pressure wash and a dry off period before re-coating. No sanding required. We chose a New Bronzetone tinter to deepen and enrich the merbau timber grain for an excellent aesthetic finish. Next Project the pool deck!
Chris Pallett
Chris Pallett
04:13 08 Nov 19
Marty Brausch
Marty Brausch
08:47 29 Jul 19
I contacted Decking Perth to see about getting my small courtyard sorted. Cassandra recommended 2 companies to install Trex decking. Marty and his team did a great job. I'm really pleased with the results.
Belinda G
Belinda G
03:34 13 May 19
I use Decking Perth as timber and composite decking supplier, and have dealt with Adrian for years. The team are passionate and strive for innovation, always presenting the latest products to benefit the end user. I'm grateful for their knowledge and desire to see the best fit for purpose product for both client and contractor alike.
Matt Libardi
Matt Libardi
12:47 15 Apr 19
I contacted Decking Perth to get my alfresco area upgrade to latest trex decking. She recommended two subbies however I choose one subiie who is Easy Deck. It was highly impressive to note the way specially Casandra how she provided total service package including resource, material and also best economical options. This is the best customer service i ever had experienced. follow up on work progress, quality control etc are other events Cassendra followed up with customer. it was very impressive work indeed by Easy Deck and Decking Perth.
Great job at a fair price. Thanks Joe!
Steve Collins
Steve Collins
04:25 20 Aug 18
Aaron East Landscape Designs used Trex decking and did an absolutely awesome job. Very professional. Would highly recommend them for decking and landscaping
Kelly Berry
Kelly Berry
03:27 01 May 18
21m2 of decking needed around pool area. Decking Perth provided an easy service to get the job done quickly and at a very good price. Installation contractors were switched on and provided smart options to get around a couple of problem areas. Cannot fault the installation, it is fantastic and sets off the pool area fantastically.Can highly recommend Decking Perth to anyone.
Tim Waldby
Tim Waldby
13:47 05 Oct 17
Sharon Moieni
Sharon Moieni
06:14 26 Sep 17
Made the quoting process very simple and easy and checked in regularly to make sure that we were happy with the process and the finished job.
Samantha Stenersen
Samantha Stenersen
02:06 15 Sep 17
Adrian and the team were extremely pleasant to deal with and provided friendly and informative service throughout the sales process. A thoroughly positive experience from start to finish and the Trex products we purchased look outstanding.
Jon G
Jon G
07:06 12 Sep 17
The service provided by Adrian at Decking Perth was exceptional in helping us select our decking and providing advice regarding the laying. The Torona Brown Trex decking looks great. Neville
Neville Jones
Neville Jones
04:58 06 Sep 17
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