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Poolside decking treated with Sikkens wood stains

There’s more to timber coating than colour

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your timber decking. While regular sweeping and cleaning is valuable, a deck re-coat is recommended every 12 to 18 months to maintain the quality, durability and appearance of the timber. Timber is a porous material and therefore it is vital to protect the surface from dirt, […]

Sikkens Deck Slip Resistant textured deck stain

Slip resistance deck coating from Sikkens

Commercial and residential timber projects requiring slip resistant coatings that meet the Australian slip resistance standards, can be confidently finished with Sikkens Cetol® Deck Slip Resistant textured timber decking stain. Performing in the mid to high slip resistance standards in the Wet Pendulum and Oil-Wet Inclining Platform Slip Resistance tests, Sikkens Cetol Deck Slip Resistant […]

Protect timber fences from the elements with Sikkens range of wood coatings and timber stains

Protect your exterior timber during winter

As winter rolls in, the timber deck and any timber fixtures, like windows and doors, or furniture are vulnerable from exposure to the harsh Australian weather conditions. Cold temperatures and rain are timbers’ worst enemy and without proper protection timber joinery and structures around the home can easily deteriorate. To ensure timber surfaces stay healthy […]

Rejuvenate your outdoor decking with Sikkens wood stain products


The most important step when installing a new deck is thorough seasoning. Seasoning is a natural weathering process that can take between three to six months. During this time, the new timber releases its natural extractives (tannins) which appear as a dark-coloured run-off.

Poolside decking treated with Sikkens wood stains


Spring is the perfect time to prepare the deck for summer, however navigating a seemingly endless range of timber coatings can be daunting for first-time DIYers. Here are some tips to help homeowners choose the perfect finish.