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Old 02-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Cabot Stains - Australian Timber Oil


Hi Everyone,

For my new deck, I purchased some Cabot Stain (Australian Timber Oil) samples that Cabot kindly provides. And, I have to admit that I like the variety of colors.

At this point, I am not applying anything to my new deck. But, I want to eventually stain it with something for some decent protection against the weather over time. Before I mess up my deck, I thought I would sample a color or two on some leftover deck boards.

After having stained a few leftover deck boards, I have to admit that the boards appearance looks a bit dull. Meaning, there is NO shine and the oil seems quite thin. The colors look great though!

So a few questions:

1) After having stained with Cabot's Australian Timber Oil, am I to coat it with anything else? Perhaps something that has a thick feel to it and/or provides a glossy sheen?

2) How many times should a stain be applied to a deck? Is one pass over the deck fine? Or would I need to do a few applications after it has dried?

3) If everyone says that I only need to apply the stain and am done, is there anything I "CAN" coat it with to provide more protection against the weather?

I guess it seems that if I use my finger nail, I could just scratch the stain off. It doesn't seem like there is a thick coating to help protect the deck board after it's been stained. I'm scared that if I applied it to my deck, walking on it would rub it off after a short while.

Yet, I could be completely wrong! So I am looking for advice, opinions, tips, or suggestions!

Thanks!

Jason

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Well Cabots Aussie wood oil is just that Oil! I have never used it But from what I under stand it has three ingredients. Linseed oil tongue oil and some other oil.
Follow directions and for heaven sakes don't put any thing else on it.
I use Super deck Duck back it is about the same thing I think its better For I just brush on one coat let it dry and repeat it in three years time. And if Cabots is the same or close to that is all you will have to do is reapply it every three years or so.

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read up: http://www.cabotstain.com/pdf/ATO_3400.pdf
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