How do you apply Ronseal decking Stain?


  1. Give the stain a good stir and dip in your brush or pad. Check you’re happy with the colour.
  2. Start in the furthest corner, brushing along the length of the boards.
  3. You’ll need to put on 2 coats.
  4. If you get any stain on yourself, wash it off with warm soapy water.

What is the best applicator for decking oil?

If your decking is smooth, a long-handled microfibre roller is the ideal tool for applying decking oil. If your decking is grooved, you can attach a floor brush head to a wooden handle – the firm texture will help you push the oil into the wood much more effectively.

How do you apply deck stain?

Paint three to four boards at a time from one end of a deck board all the way down to the other end. If applying a stain, only apply as much as the wood can easily absorb. Put some extra paint over any splits or cracks to help fill them in. Leave it to dry and then apply further coats as needed.

Is Ronseal decking Stain any good?

It’s easy to apply. It appears very liquidy but goes on great, dries quickly and really does a great job of weather-protecting wood. I’ve previously used a lighter colour (country oak) but used Cedar this time and it looks lovely. So far I’ve only used one coat but the photos show it protects from one coat.

What is best decking oil or stain?

Decking oil is suitable for nourishing wooden surfaces, while decking stain is ideal for changing your deck’s appearance. Decking stains are available in different shades and can be used to add some style to your deck. It can also blend beautifully with the overall look of your home.

How many coats of decking oil should I apply?

With decking oil, two coats are usually sufficient, but a third coat can be applied for longer-lasting protection. It can take up to seven days after application for a decking oil to be fully cured, but the deck will be functionally dry well before this.

Can you use a roller to stain a deck?

Deck stains can be applied in several different ways. Using a pump-up garden sprayer and roller are two popular methods. Regardless of how you apply your wood stain, keep a paint brush at hand. A paint brush will work the stain deep in to the pores of a board.

What’s the best applicator for staining a deck?

Use a special “crack and groove” brush for staining between fence or deck boards. For larger areas, a stain mop or stain pad is a great applicator tool for deck stains. A speed mop like the one made by Shurline is a professional grade 18-inch wide mop that can make the stain job 50% faster.

What’s the best way to stain a deck?

The majority of decking stains need to be applied with a paintbrush. That means you have to get on your hands and knees to ensure stain gets into all the grooves of your decking. It’s intricate and can be time-consuming but is fine if you have a small deck.

Which is the best roller to use for deck stain?

Use the right nap of roller for best results but remember that rollers are not really designed to hold deck stain. A wide 18-inch roller may work well for staining a few fence or deck boards at a time but a mop or stain pad will hold more stain lessening the amount of time you have to dip back into the stain bucket.

What’s the best way to treat a wood deck?

When it comes to treating and protecting decking, you have two different options; decking oil and decking stain. Oils often come in natural colours or clear and enhance the natural appearance of your wood. Decking oils soak deeply into the wood and penetrate the grain to provide protection from the inside out.