GRANIFLEX™ is a versatile and durable coating that can be applied to various surfaces, including wood decking. Wood decks are popular outdoor spaces that add value and functionality to your home. However, they can deteriorate over time due to constant exposure to the elements. Applying GRANIFLEX™ to your wood decking can help extend its lifespan and improve its appearance. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of using GRANIFLEX™ on wood decking and the steps involved in the application process.
Benefits of GRANIFLEX™ for Wood Decking
Protection from the elements: Wood decking is exposed to sunlight, rain, and snow, which can cause it to warp, crack, and decay. GRANIFLEX™ is a waterproof coating that forms a protective barrier over your wood decking, preventing water from seeping into the wood fibers and causing damage.
Slip-resistant: Wood decking can become slippery when wet, increasing the risk of accidents. GRANIFLEX™ is a non-slip coating that provides a textured surface, making it safer to walk on, even when wet.
Durability: GRANIFLEX™ is a durable coating that can withstand heavy foot traffic, furniture, and other outdoor elements. It’s also resistant to UV rays, which can cause fading and discoloration over time.
Low maintenance: Wood decking requires regular maintenance, such as sanding, staining, and sealing. GRANIFLEX™ requires minimal maintenance, and it’s easy to clean with soap and water.
Steps for Applying Graniflex to Wood Decking
Preparation: The first step in applying GRANIFLEX™ to your wood decking is to prepare the surface. This involves cleaning the deck thoroughly and removing any dirt, debris, or stains. You can use a power washer to remove any stubborn dirt or stains.
Repairing Damaged Areas: Before applying GRANIFLEX™, you must repair any damaged areas on the wood decking. This involves filling any cracks, holes, or gaps with wood filler and sanding the surface to make it smooth.
Application: Once the surface is clean and smooth, you can apply GRANIFLEX™ to your wood decking. You can use a roller or a sprayer to apply the coating evenly. The first coat should be allowed to dry for 24 hours before applying the second coat.
Finishing Touches: Once the second coat is dry, you can add any finishing touches, such as adding decorative chips or creating patterns with a trowel. You can also add a topcoat to protect the surface further.
Applying GRANIFLEX™ to your wood decking can improve its appearance, extend its lifespan, and make it safer to walk on. It’s a versatile and durable coating that can withstand heavy foot traffic, furniture, and the elements. With proper preparation and application, you can enjoy your newly coated wood decking for years to come.