- Rating of the best oils for decking
- Tikkurila VALTTI
- Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect
- SAICOS Holz-Spezialol
- Berger OutdoorOil
- Aura Wood Terrace
- inotex WoodTerrace Oil
- Oil for terraces V33
- Oil for terraces Tikko
- Biofa terrace oil
- Oil for terraces Neomid
A beautiful terrace with a natural wood finish is the perfect place to reflect alone or have a lively conversation with family. But wood needs protection from moisture, UV rays and dirt. For this purpose the planks are coated with a special oil, which gives the flooring durability and an attractive appearance. If you paint only the boards on top, it will not penetrate deep into the structure, and after erasure, will open access to destructive influences. Here is the rating of the best oils for decking, which have already been repeatedly tested by users and have positive reviews. In compiling the top 10, we’ve analyzed the characteristics of the product, as well as some of the negatives, to help make an objective choice.
Rating of the best oils for decking
|Nomination||place||product name||price per liter|
|Rating of the best oils for decking||1||Tikkurila VALTTI||550€|
|2||Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect||3 452€|
|3||SAICOS Holz-Spezialol||2 420€|
|4||Berger OutdoorOil||1 950€|
|5||Aura Wood Terrace||689€|
inotex WoodTerrace Oil
|7||WoodTerrace Oil V33||626€|
|8||Oil for terraces Tikko||550€|
|9||Biofa terrace oil||2 050€|
|10||Oil for terraces Neomid||580€|
The first place of the rating belongs to the oil of the Finnish brand Tikkuri
The oil by the Finnish brand is included in the rating because of the high-quality wax. Not only the surface, but the entire thickness of the board acquires water repellency. A terrace coated with this oil can cope with direct precipitations, snow or spilled liquids.
- repels moisture;
- does not bubble;
- Can be tinted in any color;
- protects the wooden structure from drying out;
- Emphasizes the natural texture.
- high cost;
- Drying time up to 8 hours at 20 degrees;
- Repeat the application every two years;
- Totally colorless, so needs a colorant or subsequent coating.
Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect
The second position in the rating is given to the oil from the German brand Osmo. The product leaves a silk-matt effect after drying, without any color. The substance can be used as a separate impregnation, applying it in two layers, or treat the terrace as a finishing material, after the pigment layer. In the second case it is enough to apply the oil in one layer. The product impregnates the wood well and repels water. Users in the reviews like the fact that the liquid drops just collect on the surface and can not soak into the material. If the terrace has a slight downward slope, the water will roll down. Floor boards, railings and vertical wall finishes are reliably protected against mold, mildew and blue stain growth.
The oil has attracted the attention of our experts because of its anti-slip effect and is therefore included in our rating of the best. With this property, the boards on the outside remain smooth. The German brand has a patio oil with two anti-slip coefficients in its range: R9 and R11. The first variant is suitable for a perfectly horizontal terrace, the second one for a sloping area or steps. This is the best option for a family with young children or elderly relatives.
- Capacities of 125, 750 and 2500 ml for a terrace of different area;
- economical consumption of 1 liter per 24 m² (one coat);
- One coat is sufficient for renovation;
- distinctive water-repellent effect.
- high cost;
- sometimes even 3 coats are required if the boards are sanded badly.
The third step of the rating for another German product from the company Saicos. Decking oil produces a silky surface. Recommended for terraces and furniture, well suited for expensive woods. The composition is designed to actively resist UV and moisture. Product is completely environmentally friendly. When applied to the board, the oil does not form a crust – the pores of the wood remain open. The product penetrates deeply and does not flake after prolonged use. Craftsmen in the reviews like this oil, because it can be applied even through a sprayer. You need a nozzle with a nozzle 1.0-1.8 mm and compressor pressure of 1.5-2.5 bar. Spraying on patios considerably speeds up the process.
We added the oil to the rating of the best, because it already has 8 ready-to-use variants for different types of wood, which simplifies the choice and does not require tinting. If your terrace is trimmed with larch, then use the product with the code 0112, designed specifically for this species. In case of teak boards, use 0118. The manufacturer even produces an oil for impregnated wood with the code 0116.
- The board breathes perfectly;
- Uses 1 liter per 20-25 m² (one coat);
- Improves dirt-repellent properties;
- Suitable for thermo-wood and impregnated wood.
- high cost;
- Drying time of up to 8 hours;
- Grey shading can appear on untreated wood.
Fourth in the ranking is oil for decking from the German brand Berger-Seidle. The company provides a product for the treatment of decks used outdoors (terraces, garden furniture). In a sealed container the product retains up to 24 months, so you can buy it at a bargain price and wait for a convenient time for application. The oil is available in containers of 1 and 3 liters. The manufacturer promises a consumption, using a brush, of 40 to 70 ml per 1 m². Unfortunately, it is not recommended to use other products. The oil actively protects patio boards from dirt and water penetration. This is achieved due to its own deep absorption. Reviews indicate that the product gives a beautiful shine to the surface. No preservatives are used and the oil is safe for animals and plants.
This oil was added to the rating because of the wide variety of ready-to-use colors. There are 24 shades in the catalog. It helps to see at a glance how the terrace will look like, and to buy the product without further tinting. Oil shade options are signed (Pine, Pa
- Sold in packages of 1 and 3 liters;
- High penetration rate inside the board;
- Does not contain fungicides or biocides
- Does not let the board get weathered.
- high cost;
- It is recommended to apply it with a brush only;
- 24 to 48 hours drying time.
Aura Wood Terrace
Aura Wood Terrace oil, designed specifically for painting terraces, was in the top five rankings. The composition includes linseed and tung oil, white spirit, biocide, a little wax. The product can be applied to the surface at temperatures starting from +5C and humidity not higher than 80%. The oil is sold in transparent form and packed in three pots (9.0, 2.7 i 0.9 l). Machine tinting is used to give the desired shade. The producer declares that 9-12 m² can be covered with one liter. The patio must be in the shade when tinting. Customer feedback suggests that when you treat the decking with a transparent composition, the wood later does not darken. Drops of impregnation on the walls can be easily washed off with a solvent.
In our opinion, the product deserves the first place due to the presence of tung oil in the product. This substance is also called “chinese tree oil”. Its main advantage is the fast drying time (5 hours versus 8-10 hours with competitors). It also gives the wood a higher hardness, which means the patio will last longer, despite the stress caused by walking and falling objects.
- Different containers of 900 ml, 2.7 and 9L;
- It is designed for use in unheated premises;
- suitable for sawn or planed boards
- is accompanied by ISO 9001 quality certificate.
- high cost;
- Low VOC content (less than 700g/L);
- tinting is necessary, because the basic version is completely colorless.
inotex WoodTerrace Oil
The sixth place of the rating is given to the Estonian Pinotex patio oil. It is completely absorbed into the wood and does not leave a film on the outside. The board still “breathes”, but it already repels drops of water. Under a slope, they simply drip down. Mildew and fungus are not able to penetrate. Special additives are used for this purpose, as antiseptics. The patio becomes protected from snow, rain, sunshine and wind. Customers praise the oil in reviews for giving the wood a richer appearance. For the dyeing process, it is necessary to stir the mixture and use a brush with a wide brush. The manufacturer recommends applying 3 coats every 12 hours. But the outdoor temperature must be at least +10 ° C. But this oil can be stored for a long time – up to 5 years.
The product is included in the rating, because it retains the feeling of natural wood. The oil penetrates deep into the structure of the board, but the outside remains soft and rough. This will be appreciated by those who like to go out on the terrace barefoot.
- water-repellent coating with wax;
- Designed for horizontal surfaces;
- Does not let the wood dry out;
- Emphasises the natural appearance of the grain.
- on a sawn board high absorbency – 1 l will be spent for 13 m²;
- Can only be applied with a brush;
- Drying time up to 12 hours;
- needs three coats for full effect + Base coat.
Oil for terraces V33
Continues the rating of the best French terrace oil brand V33. It is available in two versions: transparent and with teak color. The impregnation penetrates well into the board and creates a thick layer that resists liquids, dirt, sunlight and even chlorine. Comes in containers of 2.5 and 5 liters. The manufacturer advises spreading it on the surface with a broad brush, but the consumption is 8 m² per liter. If the patio decking has already been oiled, one application is sufficient to refresh the protection. The first coat will require two coats. Product is designed to work with all types of wood, including exotic ones. Customers comment on the easy application of the oil and the beautiful finish that the board achieves. It looks especially good on regular larch.
We have rated the product as one of the best, because the oil can be applied 15 minutes apart between coats. Although the total drying time (when it is possible to exploit the room) is 24 hours, painting with the second coat immediately after the first one considerably accelerates the total process of terrace renovation. Competitors have a difference between passes ranging from 8 to 12 hours.
- Grease does not leave stains on the boards;
- Is resistant to chlorine;
- Suitable for exotic wood species;
- alkyd resin in the composition.
- high cost;
- Minimal number of packages from 2.5 l;
- Increased consumption 8 m² per 1 liter;
- application is permitted with a single brush.
Oil for terraces Tikko
The eighth place belongs to the product of a Russian manufacturer with a factory in St. Petersburg. Impregnation based on Scandinavian technology for extreme sub-zero temperatures. The product is based on natural oils and beeswax. The product can be stored for 3 years in a sealed state without losing its properties. The product provides a strong finishing layer. It can be applied on a clean board as well as on a stained board. Capacities 2.4 litres should be sufficient to cover 50 m². If a small area has been mechanically damaged, it can be restored locally. Customers’ reviews show that they like the product with no preservatives or other harmful substances – it contains only oils and waxes. The oil also produces a soft, velvety effect on the boards.
The decking protection product is included in the best ratings due to its best suitability for the Russian climate conditions. The producer uses imported combinations of oils and waxes that will withstand the cold temperatures of the north and the hot climate of the south. With this protection your terrace, wherever it is, will last a long time.
- A pleasant velvety effect on the surface;
- high wear resistance;
- Withstands high temperature variations;
- Preserves the natural appearance of the board;
- Kept the wood from drying out.
- dries in 24 hours;
- contains biocide.
Biofa terrace oil
The penultimate product in the rating is another domestic product, designed for larch, conifers, as well as bangkirch and robinium. The oil is easy to apply and forms a matte sheen with silk effect. If desired, the dried boards can be polished to a high gloss finish. Wood with Biofa impregnation does not crack or peel. This is due to the addition of rosin, paraffin and special fillers. The product is available in containers from 125 ml to 10 liters, which depends on the terrace area. For the first treatment two passes with 8 hours between each treatment. One coat is necessary for the annual refreshing of the decking protection. Reviews show that the substance does not cause allergies or irritation in humans and animals.
It was rated for its low oil consumption. Average is 50 m² per liter. Of course, it may vary depending on the type of wood, but it is still far superior to the competition. The manufacturer allows the oil to be applied vertically, horizontally or on a slope. Can be applied by roller, brush or brush.
- Suitable for hardwoods and softwoods;
- ready to use 8 colors with different shades
- Does not let the board absorb moisture (keeps the drop on the surface);
- Gives your patio floor a silky matt sheen.
- Requires treatment every year
- Sometimes the wood darkens.
Oil for terraces Neomid
Completes the rating of the best domestic product from the company Neomid. The oil is designed for terraces, fences, pergolas and open wooden stairs. It is available in tin cans with a capacity of 2 liters. It is allowed to apply it on outdoor boards at the temperature from +10 degrees Celsius. The substance has vapor and gas permeability, but actively repels water. It contains added UV filters that do not let the fibers of the wooden boards dry out or burn out the pigments. Additional additives prevent fungal growth. When absorbed into the material, the oil brings out the natural lines of the texture, making them more expressive. Buyers in reviews like that the oil dries about 6 hours at 20 degrees Celsius. It is also excellent absorption in hardwoods that contain resin.
Decking oil is rated because it has the longest shelf life. In a sealed jar, the product can retain its useful properties for up to 8 years. Not a bad value if you got a discount on the product, but still have the oil from the previous painting. You can keep Neomid in stock and use it after 5 years or more.
- Does not create a film on the surface;
- protects against fungus and mildew
- has built-in UV filters;
- emphasizes the natural beauty of wood.
- distributed to the boards with a brush only;
- One 2-liter variant on sale;
- Can be painted in outdoor temperatures from +10 degrees.