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Dynamic decking

Mark Rayner gives a tired deck a brilliant new lease of life.

You will need: bucket, garden sprayer, hose with clean running water, paintbrush, paint stirrer, Resene paint pot (for washing brush), a stiff-bristled brush, Resene Mineral Turpentine (for washing brush), Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash, Resene Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Nutmeg.

To get the look: Mark stained Mark stained the table and chairs with Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain tinted to Resene Japanese Maple.

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Step 1 how to clean a deck

Step 1
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water and fill the garden sprayer with the diluted solution.

Step 2 how to clean a deck

Step 2
Spray the solution generously across the deck and leave for 48 hours.

Step 7 how to clean a deck

Step 3
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts water.

Step 4 how to clean a deck

Step 4
Scrub the solution vigorously across the deck using a stiff-bristled brush. Allow the wood to remain wet for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 5 how to clean a deck

Step 5
Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.

Step 6 how to clean a deck

Step 6
Carefully stir the Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain with a paint stirrer.

Step 7 how to clean a deck

Step 7
Apply one coat of Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain to the deck, brushing in the direction of the grain, and allow to dry for 24 hours.

Step 8 how to clean a deck

Step 8
Apply a second coat of Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain to the deck, brushing in the direction of the grain. Again, allow 24 hours to dry.

Step 9 how to clean the brush

Step 9
Clean the brush with Resene Mineral Turpentine.

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