Creating the ideal outdoor oasis can come at a cost, but one that is well worth it for well-being and a place to relax; taking time out from the frenetic world we live in.
Often these spaces, created with decking leading out to a lawn, are an extension of our indoor living space, yet perhaps not as much thought given to the linkage of the two. When opting for the materials used, the longevity, maintenance and adaptability should be considered.
A common material for decking is exterior hardwood or softwood – natural, organic products, which if treated with care, can last for 40 years. To some, looking after a product like this may sound like hard work; thoughts of annually sanding and applying base coats and topcoats, off putting – but that is not the case with Osmo.
The Durable, Low Maintenance Option
Osmo natural oil based decking woodstain provides a pain free solution; one which doesn’t require sanding between or after coats, and after a two-coat application, can be maintained with an occasional application.
Due to the nature of the oil based deck stain, the product absorbs into the hardwood or softwood, still allowing it to breath, and the active ingredients prevent the build up of mildew, fungus and algae.
Play it Safe or Make a Statement?
If you want to retain a natural look, there are decking oil based wood colours or simple oil stain, which will allow the grain of the soft or hard wood to show through.
There are a number of shades to choose from to match the timber used for the decking. Opting for products without UV protection will let the decking fade into a beautiful grey/silver patina, as natural wood does.
However, you may want to inject some colour into your outside space and make a statement. Or you may wish to create a link between the indoor living area opening it up into the outdoors and opt for a natural wood stain oil colour that complements or contrasts with the interior décor.
These stains offer high UV protection, which dramatically slows down the wood aging process and offers a richer wood colour. The options are endless, as custom colours can be produced, based on the RAL or NCS colour charts; so you can really make your decking stand out.
It’s Environmentally Friendly
Long gone are the days where noxious, harmful chemical based products are the only option. Osmo prides itself on providing natural and environmentally friendly oil stain, which is made from natural plant oils and contains minimal VOCs – a healthy option for you, animals, plants and the decking!
Due to the composition of the wood oil, it is extremely water repellent and dirt resistant; another factor making it low maintenance. It will leave a silky satin finish, which is not prone to cracking, flaking, peeling or blistering once cured.
Natural Oil Stains from Osmo
We look after ourselves and invest in our health and well-being, so why not do the same with your decking, fencing, cladding and other wooden structures by choosing an Osmo exterior wood stain oil.
Find your nearest Osmo supplier today or order colour samples to find your perfect shade.