Deck Sanding & Oiling
Brisbane deck sanding and oiling specialists
We have over 30 years of experience in the flooring industry. This makes us the floor sanding specialists for you!
Process for Re-Sanding / Oiling a Deck
Process for Re Coating Deck (Maintenance Coat)
Do's & Don'ts for a freshly coated deck
Help, my deck is still tacky!
If you find your deck is still tacky after 24 hours, allow further drying time as this will usually remedy the problem.
If after 7 days it is still tacky, run a cold hose over the deck, let it dry and repeat this process until it tacks off. This process will help speed up the “taking off” process
Remember at different times of the year decks and verandahs can take longer to tack off completely.
New Deck Care
Depending upon the timber type, many species need to be “bled” of Tannins before they can be sanded and finished eg Merbau/Kwila.
The bleeding process can be sped up with the use of “Sikkens Cetol BL Tannin & Oil Remover”, followed by “Cetol BL Deck & Wood Cleaner” This process can take up to six months if allowed to bleed the traditional way. Using these products speeds it up so it can be done within weeks.
New decks do not have to be sanded , but they do need to have the application of the Deck & Wood Cleaner done prior to coating.
3 Coats of finish is usually applied depending upon the chosen product.
The Tannin and Oil remover and Wood Cleaner processes can be performed by the home owner to save money prior to us carrying out the sanding and/or coating stages.
How to clean your deck
A simple hosing down is sometimes all that is needed and a light sweep with a soft bristle brush.
Mop dirty decks using a mild detergent.
Oaxlic Acid wash will help remove mould spots.
If a BBQ has left fat deposits, try using white vinegar on some paper towel and wipe up fats/spills.
New regulations for external steps and ramps need to have a non-slip coating applied. We also highly recommend this for around swimming pools.
We recommend Sikkens Deck Slip Resistant Finish.
What our clients say about us
Thank you Glyn & Alison from DR Main Floors. So professional, friendly and great communication and amazing results. We went for the Matt Finish and the floor preparation, sand, stain and finish is exceptional. I'm still tip toeing around in socks! Beautiful finish and so happy with the results!
Glyn and Alison sanded and polished the floors in 3 bedrooms and a hallway. They did a terrific job which cannot be faulted. Absolutely no marks on the freshly painted skirting boards as well which shows great care was taken. Highly recommend DR Flooring for a top quality job!
We recently had our floors fully refurbished by D R Main Floors, and have been delighted with the truly amazing result. On returning to our home after the work was completed, the very fine looking timber floors were indeed a welcome sight. Given the condition that the floorboards were in beforehand, the transformation is quite unbelievable. Both Alison and Glyn were extremely knowledgeable and able to provide sound advice. We are most appreciative of the wonderful work done, and the overall effect has been to lift the whole appearance of the house interior.
We just had our decks sanded and oiled by D R Main Floors, Glyn did a fantastic job, we are very happy with the result. We have acquired several quotes and chose to go with D R Main Floors because Alison was knowledgeable and gave sound advice, and their quote is reasonable. We highly recommend D R Main Floors for any sanding and oiling floor work.
I'm not normally one to leave reviews but we had such a positive experience using D R Main that I'm happily writing one now. From the get go Alison and Glyn were helpful, informed and reliable. We had a slightly unusual situation because I was pregnant at the time of our floor polishing and so safety and speed were of high priority to us. Alison and Glyn delivered on safety and speed without compromising on quality. They really did their very best for us and the final look of the floors exceeded our expectations. We couldn't be happier with the results.
I recently had my floors sanded and stained by DRM floors. They were recommended to me and I am happy to recommend them to anyone. Apart from prompt service and a great job, I somehow managed to pay the deposit twice. Received a call about a month later advising of my error and deposit promptly returned. Honest as well!!!!
Alison and Glyn are such friendly people and really know their stuff. Our floors look amazing. Great results, great people, professional and great price. Can't recommend DR Main Floors enough.