BBQs, drinks and even pool parties are enjoyed on your deck, making it the perfect place to entertain family and friends in summer – a good reason to ensure it always looks great.
While the summer months bring fun and joy, they also bring heat, which can cause damage to your deck.
Applying these deck waterproofing products ensures your deck is protected not only through the harsh months of summer, but for months to come while you and your family get to sit back and relax.
Why should you waterproof your deck?
Your deck is a valuable asset to your property and is most likely a popular space used by family and friends. However, it is also an area most susceptible to deterioration, as it’s exposed to all the various weather elements.
Waterproofing sealants provide a protective surface on your deck’s wood to protect it from water deterioration. By applying deck waterproofing sealants, you’ll get the following benefits:
- Improves the aesthetic quality of your home
- Keeps your property safer
- Reduces maintenance and upkeep
- Protection against rotting
- Eliminates excessive moisture
- Extended deck lifespan
- Save money on expensive damage
- Maintains a clean and polished shine
How to prepare a deck for waterproofing?
This coming spring or summer is an ideal time to waterproof your deck! Preparing your deck for waterproofing will help ensure effective, lasting results. Just make sure you set aside enough time to complete the job on a dry day.
Inspect your deck
Firstly, walk around your deck and give it a thorough inspection. Look for any signs of damage, cracks, and mould. If you find any of these, take the necessary action to repair the damage before doing anything else – preparation is key!
Clean and clear your deck
Once satisfied with your deck’s inspection, it’s time to clear the space by removing any outdoor furniture, plants and decor. Then it’s time for a deep clean. This critical step will help protect your deck while providing a polished end result.
The cleaning process will vary depending on how well you have maintained your deck and the severity of the grime. Remove contaminants such as silicone, oil, grease-flaking paint, dirt, dust or leaves.
Then wash your deck down with your preferable solution. Wear gloves, whether using a homemade cleaner or a store-bought one, as some cleaning agents can cause skin irritation.
You may need to use a high-pressure hose or water blaster if you have stubborn dirt and grimness.
After giving your deck a good wash, hose it down and let it dry completely before applying the deck waterproofing products. Don’t forget to tape off any areas where you don’t want the deck waterproofing sealant applied.
What is the best way to waterproof your deck?
The most effective and easy way to waterproof your deck is to apply our Liquid Rubber Deck Coating.
Liquid Rubber Deck Coating provides a pleasing look and cost-effective surface for areas like patios, decks, and walkways.
Our product is designed to be used in conjunction with our Waterproof Sealant.
The sealant sticks to practically anything and is perfect for decks, roofs and retaining walls. This product is ideal for any DIY waterproofing job around the house, especially your deck!
Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant can be applied to most substrates, including:
- Some plastics
- EPDM, PVC, and bonds well to most coatings
Once applied, it’s time for the Liquid Rubber Deck Coating as a topcoat. This transforms your deck into something that’s not only beautiful but protected from all the elements.
Because it uses high-performance polymers, it is resistant to yellowing and age-crazing. With its incorporated state-of-the-art UV absorbers, it offers protection from the effects of sunlight that isn’t found in other products.
How much waterproofing sealant will I need?
The larger your deck, the more you will need to coat it.
As a general guide:
- Four litres will cover 8 – 10 square metres
- Ten litres will cover 10 – 20 square metres
- Twenty litres will cover 25 – 40 square metres
To get more bang for your buck, check out our waterproofing DIY kits.
How to apply the deck waterproofing sealants
Our waterproofing products are easy to use for any DIY’er.
First, apply the waterproof sealant using a brush or roller to achieve an even 1mm thickness across the surface. Apply two coats if applying to the porous surface if you require a greater thickness.
Once applied, leave to cure for 4-6 hours before the surface can be walked on. After 72 hours, you can apply deck coating.
Apply 2 coats of deck coating at around 1L/3sqm per coat, waiting for a minimum of 12 hours between coats.
Get your deck sorted this summer with Cohe
Waterproofing your deck doesn’t have to be complicated, as our Liquid Rubber Deck Coating is the easiest way to protect your deck. It’s cheap, effective and can be tinted on request to custom match any décor.
Most importantly, you’ll have your deck protected from excess moisture for years to come.
Why pay thousands of dollars for deck services when you can do it at home?
Contact us today if you would like to know more about our deck waterproofing solutions. Our friendly team are available to help with all your decking needs.
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