Linseed oil on decking?

14 Apr 2014
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United Kingdom
I've noticed that some products (like Ronseal Eco decking stain) use linseed oil and I'm wondering if I could just use basic linseed oil straight onto my new decking? It's pressure treated pine (the regular stuff).

Any info much appreciated
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I seem to recall some one mentioning that it needs to be boiled linseed oil.
Thanks for the reply. I went out & bought some regular linseed oil anyway & I've tried it on part of a board to see how it goes.

Is sanding the boards a good idea? They feel nice & smooth but I imagine they'll be even slipperier in winter. Should I also treat with a non-slip product?
I never bothered to sand mine,I always treat mine twice a year,spring and autumn,might be an overkill,but with our wet weather who knows,even with last winters rain I never found it got slippery.
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That's really useful, thanks. So just to clarify, you use boiled linseed oil only and just re-apply twice a year?
Basically yes,I previously used a cuprinol product but the store I used didn't have any in last autumn so I tried the linseed oil.
One thing I forgot is I give it a good clean with the pressure washer beforehand,not having the head of the washer right up close but close enough to give it a good wash.
Thanks for the update. I don't have a pressure washer but I'll have a go sanding the boards and using linseed oil, see how it goes

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