At Home Project: Get a Weathered Grey Look with Traditional Timber Oil

You’re ready to entertain, but that tired deck needs a pick me up. It’s easy to achieve as a weekend project using your favourite Traditional Timber Oil’s.


Your deck is a much loved family space. Think of all the times you’ve enjoyed a cup of tea in the sunshine or relaxed outside with a glass of wine in the evening. It’s a space that is worth investing in, for relaxing and enjoying.


I really wanted to achieve a look that was classic, but also modern. And, I can assure you, gone are the day’s where exterior timber oils bring up memories of Grandad endlessly sanding down his decking over weeks to achieve a look that reminds him of his favourite cigar box. Feast and Watson’s Traditional Timber Oil’s allow you to choose a deck stain that is right for your home. I chose ‘Weathered Grey’ timber oil because I was going for a stain that would suit all my external colours, but not date quickly.


The process is easy, especially following the Feast Watson ‘How To’ Guide and Video with this exact colour. Just clear, sweep and hose down your deck so you can clean it using Woodclean Exterior Timber Cleaner. As always, preparation is key, so make sure you really scrub it in and let it seep-in for 20 mins or so. After hosing it down and letting it dry again you are ready to apply the Traditional Timber Oil in Weathered Grey.


I wanted the final decking to look smooth so I followed the tips in the ‘How To Guide’, like avoiding bubbles in the mixture, applying in the direction of the grain and making sure end grain and edges were fully coated.


I made the job easier by picking a sunny day for drying and keeping the dog inside until I was completely done. I also covered up my planter pots as they were too heavy to remove.


It’s simple! You’re ready to pop your outdoor furniture back on after the stain has fully dried. Sit back and enjoy your beautiful new look decking. I love the earthiness and subtle tones in the Weathered Grey and I plan on maintain the look by recoating once I notice signs of weathering. The process can easily be applied to other Traditional Timber Oil finishes in the Feast Watson range. But with a quality oil, you will get many years to enjoy relaxing and entertaining on your gorgeous deck.


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