Low Maintenance Alternative to Kwila Decking Oil and Stain
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Low Maintenance Alternative to Kwila Decking Oil and Stain

Kwila, also known as Merbau Decking, is a popular tropical hardwood decking used in New Zealand and Australia

Kwila / Merbau is naturally a reddish brown colour and is known to be affected by tannin bleed – a kind of leaching of colour as the wood ages. This leaching can continue for a long period.

Typically Kwila will hold its colour for some time, and home owners can either regularly oil / stain their decks – or leave the decking to slowly silver over time.

Now there is a genuine alternative to these two options. By finishing your Kwila / Merbau deck with Sioo:x Wood Protection it is possible to quickly achieve a consistent silver grey look which hardens to a silvery grey shell over time – looking great – while protecting your deck.

Sioo:x is a two step process, with two coats of “Step One” and one coat of “Step 2” applied. Thereafter your deck will be maintenance free for years.

You can buy Sioo:x Wood Coating online from Abodo here.

The photo provided shows a Kwila / Merbau Deck coated in Sioo:x – showing the silvering effect starting after just one week.

Photo courtesy of Deck Masters New Zealand.



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Timber: Vulcan Cladding

Type: Rusticated 90x20MM

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Note: The figures given here include 10% wastage and are approximate only. Final order quantities are the buyer’s responsibility and should be checked and verified prior to order placement. Abodo will not accept liability for over or under-ordered items. Thank you!


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