Don’t Let Your Deck Fall Apart: The Importance of Penetrating Oil

A beautiful deck adds undeniable charm and outdoor living space to your home. But like any outdoor feature, decks are exposed to the harsh elements – sun, rain, wind, and even snow – that can break them down over time. Regular maintenance is key to keeping your deck looking its best and lasting for years to come. One of the most important maintenance tasks? Applying a penetrating oil.

Penetrating oil goes beyond simply coating the surface of your deck. As the name suggests, it soaks deep into the wood fibers, providing several key benefits:

  • Moisture Protection: Penetrating oil acts as a barrier against water, preventing it from soaking into the wood and causing warping, rotting, and mildew growth.
  • UV Protection: The sun’s harsh rays can dry out wood and cause it to fade. Penetrating oil contains UV inhibitors that help to slow down this process, keeping your deck looking fresh for longer.
  • Reduced Cracking and Splitting: As wood dries and shrinks, it can develop cracks and splits. Penetrating oil helps to keep the wood supple and reduce the risk of this happening.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Penetrating oil brings out the natural beauty of the wood grain and can even add a subtle sheen.

By taking the time to apply a penetrating oil regularly, you’ll be investing in the longevity and beauty of your deck. With proper care, your deck can be a source of enjoyment for your family and friends for many years to come. 

Contact us to find out which oil would work best for your deck!