Decking Maintenance

12 year old silvered out deck

TigerDeck® Tigerwood Decking Maintenance

Tigerwood decking does not require UV oil deck treatments if you are not concerned with preserving color and reducing fine ‘spider web’ face checking. Without UV oil, TigerDeck® will go through a lovely color transformation as it changes from its natural state to a deep red tone to an eventual silver.

If you would like to preserve the natural color of your Tiger Deck decking, UV oil deck treatments typically require 1-2 coats of UV oil per year, depending on your local climate and the product that you use. To determine whether your TigerDeck® is ready for another coat, we recommend the wet test: If you like the way your deck looks when it’s wet, but not when it’s dry, your deck is ready for another coat of UV oil.

Our customers have had the most success with either Cutek Extreme (Tiger Tone Tint) or Nova’s ExoShield (Mahogany Tint) for UV protection and finishing material.

Apply a New Coat of UV oil

TigerDeck decking maintenance often involves the application of new UV oil. To apply UV oil to your decking, start by washing your TigerDeck® with special deck wash (brand name brighteners with a high percentage of Oxolic Acid work best). Let it dry completely.

Apply a coat of UV oil when your deck is dry. Apply the oil with a pad. It’s not necessary to wipe the deck dry. Refer to manufacturer’s installation instructions for more details.

Tigerwood Decking Maintenance – Before Wash


Tigerwood Decking – After Wash

Tigerwood Decking Treatment with UV oil Applied

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