Resene Paints - home page

Kwila deck

Use Resene Kwila timber stain to give a new lease of life to a tired deck.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 16

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a broom, clean dry lint free cloth, garden sprayer, large paintbrush, paint stirrer and turpentine. Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash and Resene Kwila Timber Stain.

To get the look: This deck was originally stained with Resene Kwila Timber Stain and a fresh application may be required every two years to keep it looking good.

Other ideas: For a wider range of colours suitable for decking choose a product from the Resene Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain range.

Step 1
Step one
Thoroughly sweep the deck to remove any dust and dirt.
Step 2
Step two
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer with five parts clean water.
Step 3
Step three
Apply the diluted solution to the deck with a garden sprayer.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the solution into the grooves of the deck with a broom and leave for 48 hours.
Step 5
Step five
Wash the surface using Resene Timber and Deck Wash.
Step 6
Step six
Before and several times during application, stir the Resene Kwila Timber Stain with a flat stirrer.
Step 7
Step seven
Use the large paintbrush to apply the Resene Kwila Timber Stain to the deck, running in the direction of the grooves. Wipe off any excess with a dry clean lint free cloth.
Step 8
Step eight
Wash brush in mineral turpentine and leave deck to dry for 24 hours before use.

Other projects you might like to try

Create this handy MDF storage box with instant chalkboard
Storage box

Weekend DIY
Paint an table lamp with crackle effect
Crackle effect

Weekend DIY
Make an outside shelf and paint with timber stain
Outdoor shelf

Ways with wood
Make an inside table and paint with whitewash
Whitewash table

Ways with wood
Make an hanging peg box
Hanging peg box

Weekend Gardener
Make a fragrant outdoor solar light
Fragrant solar light

Weekend Gardener

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos