Natural wood decking oil products and cleaning advice

Are you looking to enhance the natural beauty of your wood decking and coat it with a durable, natural and non-toxic product which will help protect against exposure to the elements and avoid damage from UV damage? Howard Products Australia (not Howard Inc. USA) has developed a product called Orange Tung Wood Oil which will protect and prolong the life of your decking.

Beware of the commonly used synthetic decking oil type products branded as Teak Oil or even Tung Oil. Some of them contain just a fraction of genuine natural oil and the bulk of the formulation is a variety of chemicals added to make the product dry quickly and shine for a short time until the sun gets to it. Orange Tung is an all-natural wood decking oil and provide a non-toxic alternative to Super big chain-store products which are sold at heavily discounted prices (quite often as expensive as the genuine article). Orange Tung is a rich blend of pure first grade tung oil and orange oil. Each coat dries in approximately 24 hours per coat (depending on weather conditions). We recommend 2 coats for light traffic and 3 coats for heavier traffic. This provides the natural looking and durable deck finish. It’s easy to maintain this great look with a top-up coat once a year or every 18 months.  Orange Tung is NATURALLY derived and specially designed to keep outdoor wood decks and wood furniture from cracking, drying and oxidizing due to exposure to sun, temperature changes or moisture.

For protection of wood furniture or even decking which is protected from exposure to rain we recommend Howard SunShield wax which is similar to Feed-N-Wax in consistency but which contains a very effective UV ray inhibitor to cut down the damage that exposure to Australia’s harsh sun can cause. SunShield penetrates the wood with natural orange oil and mineral oil and coats the wood with a thin top-coat of genuine Brazilian carnauba wax. SunShield does NOT contain linseed oil or silicone oil which creates stickiness and discoloration. The powerful natural ingredients in SunShield enhance the natural beauty and depth of grain in outdoor wood furniture and decking by combining UV inhibitors along with a unique blend of carnauba wax, beeswax and orange oil. To keep outdoors wood protected against UV rays and over-drying caused by intense heat, SunShield should be used fairly regularly or whenever your decking or outdoors furniture looks faded or dry.

Deck Cleaning and Coating Products

To keep wood decking looking its best it is essential that it is kept clean and coated to ensure it stays intact and good looking for years to come. Decking should be maintained and cleaned annually to avoid build-upof detritus and fallout and ensure the best protection and appearance. Sun, rain and debri from bird droppings to gum from leaves will deteriorate wood decking rapidly without proper care.

You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive services to maintain a clean and good looking deck. We recommend a yearly treatment with our Wash-Away wood-wash and the application of another coat of Orange Tungcoating sealer to keep your deck at its best.Howard products Australia have a complete range of cleaning and coating products for all your wood decking and furniture needs.