How to skip weathering your deck

If you’ve got a brand new deck, then you normally need to wait four to six weeks before you can apply the decking oil and stain of your choice. The team at Intergrain share how to skip the weathering process and enjoy your deck sooner.

Why your deck needs to weather

When your deck is brand new, the timber is full of oils and tannins that need to leech out or else the oil and stain you use won’t soak in properly.

How to skip the weathering process

Using Intergrain PowerPrep, it’s now possible to skip the weathering process—so you can go from brand new timber to a fully coated deck in just one day.

Intergrain PowerPrep draws the tannins and oils out from the surface of the timber, mimicking the four to six week weathering process. Intergrain Reviva then removes these tannins and oils from the surface, leaving your decking look natural and ready to coat.

Enjoy your deck sooner

Check out the full Intergrain range available at your local Bunnings.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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