TigerDeck® Tigerwood Decking Maintenance
Tigerwood decking does not require UV oil deck care 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 care 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 (Burnt Red Tint), TWP (Redwood 103 seems to work best), Penofin Marine or Messmer’s U.V. Plus for Hardwoods 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), 50/50 bleach water mix, TSP and water or soap and water. Let it dry completely.
Apply a coat of UV oil when there is no direct sunlight or late in the day (Cutek can be applied in any dry weather), when your deck is dry and cool. Apply the oil with a pad or fine knap paint roller. Once you finish the first application, we recommend you go over the whole deck with a clean towel wrapped around a shop broom (an even coat of Cutek does not need to be wiped). It’s not necessary to wipe the deck dry, but it helps to spread the oil evenly and sop up the excess. To coat vertical surfaces, use a small towel soaked in sealant then wrung out to apply a very light coat without excess (an even coat of Cutek can be applied with a paint brush or roller). Refer to manufacturers installation instructions for more details.
Tigerwood Decking – Before Wash
Tigerwood Decking – After Wash
Tigerwood Decking with Penofin UV oil Applied