Treatment of a softwood gate

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  1. melross

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    Hi I have recently purchased a softwood, pressure treated driveway gate and was wondering if there is a recommended treatment I could apply to further enhance its life. I was thinking of something like Sikkens but as its been pressure treated I'm not sure. Hope someone can advise.
     
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    I used decking oil on mine.
     
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    I like this stuff:

    https://www.toolstation.com/wood-protective-treatment-5l/p48655

    its quite runny so doesnt stick to very smooth timber -its best on sawn really.

    however it gives a nice water repellant coat and is a matt finish so doesnt build up like a varnish

    I used it on an iroko gate and its given it a lovely rich teak colour (it mightve been the light brown)

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    Yes, it looks better and lasts longer than the water-based stajns
     
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