Decking - Weed suppress and treating??

13 Jun 2005
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I've completed my Decking Frame using C16 Treated softwood 150 x 47.

I am covering the frame top and sides etc. with HD Weed suppressing mat before laying the deck boards, as suggested somewhere to catch the waste at deck level rather than catching at ground level for the Vermin to feed on.

To add extra protection to the Frame is it worth treating again with a timber treatment before covering.

Once the Treated softwood boards are laid, what is best to seal the boards 'decking oil' or 'decking seal' as advertised at Wickes or should they weather for a while.

Or what is your best advice.

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dont need any more on the frame its pressure treated. Use oil, never use stain on boards

Thanks, but what to use ?

Wickes have such as Teak oil, Decking seal, Decking oil or could I use Linseed oil if thats the same as already listed ?

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just use deking oil. Id wait a few weeks though. most decking has a green tinge to it that changes toa yellow colour once the sun gets on it.

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