Eco Arbor Designs - Deck Tile Maintenance
 
 
 
 
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All hardwoods will fade to a soft silver gray over time with a smooth no splinter surface. Depending on the amount of exposure this could take years or a few months. This is the natural patina that occurs with all hardwoods and their exposure to sunlight. Some of our clients love this natural and organic yet elegant and refined look, and others like to keep or enhance the original color and grain of the lumber. Both are beautiful finishes.. Sealing your wood deck tiles with a good quality penetrating sealer such as Armstrong Clark mahogany or Amber semi transparent sealer is the best method. This will darken or enrich the color of your deck tiles. Oil penetrating stain can be applied by spraying or a simple paint roller.. Apply liberally and soak the tiles. If after 3-4 hours there are any wet areas , just wipe the excess with a towel. We obtain an average of 12-14 months of color from each appliction in extreme southwest california heat and exposure.