Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The beautiful terrace, finished with natural wood, is a great place for solitary contemplation or lively conversation with family. But wood needs protection from moisture, UV rays and dirt. To do this, the boards are coated with a special oil, which makes the flooring durable and attractive. If you paint the boards only with varnish on top, then it will not penetrate deeply into the structure, and after erasing, it will open access to destructive effects. Here is a rating of the best decking oils that have already been tested by users many times and have positive reviews. When compiling the TOP-10, we analyzed the characteristics of the product, as well as some negative aspects, which will contribute to an objective choice.
- Rating of the best oils for decking
- Tikkurila VALTTI
- Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect
- SAICOS Holz-Spezialol
- Berger OutdoorOil
- Aura wood terrace
- Pinotex Wood&Terrace Oil
- Terrace oil V33
- Tikko terrace oil
- Biofa terrace oil
- Neomid terrace oil
Rating of the best oils for decking
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price per liter|
|Rating of the best oils for decking||1||Tikkurila VALTTI||RUB 550|
|2||Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect||RUB 3,452|
|3||SAICOS Holz-Spezialol||2 420 RUB|
|4||Berger OutdoorOil||RUB 1,950|
|5||Aura wood terrace||689 r|
|6||Pinotex Wood&Terrace Oil||765 RUB|
|7||Terrace oil V33||626 RUB|
|8||Tikko terrace oil||RUB 550|
|9||Biofa terrace oil||RUB 2 050|
|10||Neomid terrace oil||RUB 580|
The first place in the rating belongs to the oil from the Finnish brand Tikkurilia. The product is colorless and is applied to the terrace with a long-handled roller or brushes. It must be diluted with a solvent before use. Contains natural vegetable oils. The wood absorbs the substance within 40 minutes, but you can only walk on the boards after 8 hours. If the ambient temperature is below +20 degrees, then the drying time increases. If desired, the oil can be tinted in any shade to decorate the terrace to your taste. This is a reliable protection against fungus, moisture, UV rays, but the service life of the impregnation is 2 years and after its expiration, the boards will need to be recoated. Buyers are happy in their reviews, then thanks to this tool, the wooden board 'breathes' perfectly, and there is no dense varnish film on top.
We have placed the oil from the Finnish brand in the ranking due to the presence of high-quality wax in the composition. Thanks to this, not only the surface, but also the entire thickness of the board acquires water-repellent properties. A terrace covered with this oil is not afraid of direct rainfall, snow or spilled liquid.
- repels moisture;
- does not bubble;
- can be tinted in any color;
- protects the wooden structure from drying out;
- emphasizes natural texture.
- high price;
- drying time up to 8 hours at a temperature of 20 degrees;
- you need to repeat the application every two years;
- completely colorless, therefore it needs a colorant or subsequent coating.
Osmo Anti-Rutsch Terrassen-Öl with anti-slip effect
The second position in the ranking is given to oil from the German brand Osmo. After drying, the product gives the board a silky-matte effect, without any color. The substance can be used as a separate impregnation, applying it in two layers, or treat the terrace as a finishing material, after the pigment layer. In the second case, one level of oil is sufficient. The product impregnates wood well and helps to repel water. Feedback users like that liquid droplets simply collect on the surface and cannot saturate the material. If the terrace has a slight slope, then the water rolls down. Floorboards, railings and vertical wall cladding are reliably protected from mold, mildew and blue growth.
The oil attracted the attention of our experts for its anti-slip effect, for which it was included in the rating of the best. With this property, the boards remain smooth on the outside. The German brand's range includes a terrace oil with two anti-skid ratios: R9 and R11. The first option is suitable for a strictly horizontal terrace, and the second for a platform with a slope or steps. This is the best option for a family with small children or elderly relatives.
- containers of 125, 750 and 2500 ml for terraces of different sizes;
- economical consumption of 1 liter per 24 m² (in one layer);
- one layer is enough to update;
- pronounced water-repellent effect.
- high price;
- sometimes even 3 layers are needed if the boards are poorly sanded.
The third step of the rating is for another German product from the Saicos company. Decking oil creates a silky surface. It is recommended for the treatment of terraces and furniture, and is excellent for expensive breeds. Formulated for active resistance to UV and moisture. The product is completely environmentally friendly. When applied to a board, the oil does not form a crust – the pores of the wood remain open. The product penetrates deeply and does not peel off after long-term use. The masters in the reviews like this oil because it can be applied even through a spray bottle. This requires a nozzle with a throughput of 1.0-1.8 mm and a compressor pressure of 1.5-2.5 bar. Spraying the terrace with a spray gun significantly speeds up the process.
We added the oil to the rating of the best, since it already has 8 ready-made options for different types of wood, which simplifies the choice and does not require tinting. If your terrace is finished with larch, then use the tool with code 0112, developed specifically for this breed. For teak boards, use 0118. The manufacturer even produces impregnated wood oil with code 0116.
- the board breathes perfectly;
- 1 liter is consumed per 20-25 m² (in one layer);
- improves dirt-repellent properties;
- suitable for thermowood and impregnated wood.
- high price;
- drying time up to 8 hours;
- a gray tint may appear on untreated wood.
The fourth in the ranking is decking oil from the German brand Berger-Seidle. The company manufactures a product for treating outdoor boards (terraces, garden furniture). In a closed container, the product is stored for up to 24 months, so you can buy it at a bargain price and wait for a convenient time for application. The oil is produced in containers of 1 and 3 liters. The manufacturer promises consumption, when using a brush, from 40 to 70 ml per 1 m². Unfortunately, it is not recommended to use other devices. The oil actively protects the deck boards from dirt and water penetration. This is achieved through self-deep absorption. Reviews indicate that the product gives a beautiful shine to the surface. The composition does not use preservatives and the oil is safe for animals and plants.
This oil was added to the rating due to the wide selection of ready-made options for colors. The catalog contains 24 shades. This helps to immediately see what the terrace will look like and to buy the product without further tinting. The oil shade options are signed (Pine, Palisander, White, Gray, etc.) making it easy to select and order even through online forms.
- sold in packs of 1 and 3 liters;
- high penetration rate into the board;
- does not contain fungicides and biocides;
- prevents the board from weathering.
- high price;
- it is recommended to apply only with a brush;
- dries from 24 to 48 hours.
Aura wood terrace
Aura Wood Terrace oil, specially developed for painting terraces, was included in the top five ratings. The composition includes linseed and tung oil, white spirit, biocide, a little wax. It is allowed to apply the product to the surface at temperatures from +5 degrees and humidity not higher than 80%. The oil is sold in transparent form and is packed in three containers (9.0, 2.7 and 0.9 l). To give the desired shade, machine tinting is used. The manufacturer claims that it is possible to cover 9-12 m² with one liter. When painting, the terrace must be in the shade. Customer reviews indicate that when processing a decking with a transparent composition, the wood subsequently does not darken. Drops of impregnation on the walls can be easily washed off with a solvent.
In our opinion, the product deserves a place in the rating due to the presence of tung oil in the composition. This substance is also called 'Chinese wood oil'. Its main difference is quick drying (5 hours versus 8-10 hours for competitors). It also gives the board an increased hardness, which is why the terrace will last longer, despite the stress from walking and falling objects.
- various containers of 900 ml, 2.7 and 9 liters;
- designed for use in unheated rooms;
- suitable for sawn or planed boards;
- accompanied by an ISO 9001 quality certificate.
- high price;
- contains a small amount of VOCs (less than 700g / L);
- tinting is needed, since the basic version is completely colorless.
Pinotex Wood&Terrace Oil
The sixth position in the rating is given to the Pinotex decking oil from Estonia. It is completely absorbed into the wood and does not create a film on the outside. The board is still 'breathing' but already repels water droplets. At an angle, they simply flow down. Mold and mildew cannot get inside. To do this, the composition uses special additives that serve as antiseptics. The terrace becomes protected from snow, rain, salt licks and wind. Buyers in reviews praise the oil for giving the wood a richer look. For coloring, mix the contents and use a wide brush. The manufacturer recommends applying 3 coats every 12 hours. But the outside temperature should not be lower than + 10 ° C. But this oil can be stored for a long time – up to 5 years.
This product is rated because it retains the feel of natural wood. The oil is soaked deep into the structure of the board, and from the outside it remains just as soft and rough. This will be appreciated by those who like to go out on the terrace with bare feet.
- water-repellent wax coating;
- designed for horizontal surfaces;
- prevents wood from drying out;
- emphasizes the natural pattern.
- on a sawn board high absorbency – 1 liter will be spent on 13 m²;
- can only be applied with a brush;
- drying time up to 12 hours;
- you need three coats for full effect + Base primer.
Terrace oil V33
Continues the rating of the best French terrace oil from the V33 brand. It is available in two versions: transparent and teak-colored. The external impregnation penetrates well into the board and creates a thick layer that resists liquids, dirt, sunlight and even chlorine. The product is delivered in containers of 2.5 and 5 liters. The manufacturer advises to spread it over the surface with a wide brush, but the consumption will be 8 m² per liter. If the decking on the terrace has already been treated with oils before, then one pass is enough to refresh the protection. The first coat requires two coats. The product is designed to interact with all types of wood, including exotic ones. Buyers in the reviews note the easy application of oil and the beautiful shade that the board acquires. It looks especially good on ordinary larch.
We ranked the product as the best because the oil can be applied with a 15 minute difference between coats. Although the total drying time (when the premises can be used) is 24 hours, painting with a second coat immediately after the first one significantly speeds up the overall restoration process of the terrace. For competitors, the difference between passes varies from 8 to 12 hours.
- fats do not stain the boards;
- resistant to chlorine;
- suitable for exotic woods;
- alkyd resin in the composition.
- high price;
- minimum packaging from 2.5 l;
- increased consumption of 8 m² from 1 liter;
- application is allowed with one brush.
Tikko terrace oil
The eighth place belongs to the goods of a Russian manufacturer with a plant in St. Petersburg. Impregnation is produced according to the Scandinavian technology used for extreme negative temperatures. The product is based on natural oils and beeswax. When closed, the product can be stored for 3 years without losing its properties. Provides a durable finish. It can be applied to both clean boards and stained ones. The 2.4 l container should be enough to cover 50 m². If there is mechanical damage to a small area, then a local restoration can be performed. Customer reviews show that the product is liked by the absence of preservatives and other harmful substances – it contains only oils and wax. The oil also contributes to the formation of a soft velvety effect on the surface of the board.
The product for protecting decking is included in the ranking of the best due to its maximum adaptability to the climatic conditions of Russia. The manufacturer used imported formulations of a combination of oil and wax, which will tolerate the low temperatures of the north and the hot climate of the south well. With this protection, your terrace, wherever it is, will last a long time.
- pleasant velvet effect on the surface;
- increased wear resistance;
- withstands significant temperature drops;
- preserves the natural appearance of the board;
- prevents the tree from drying out.
- dries up 24 hours;
- contains a biocide.
Biofa terrace oil
The penultimate in the ranking is another domestic product designed for larch, conifers, as well as bangkirai and robinia. The oil is easy to apply and forms a matte gloss with a silk effect. If desired, the dried boards can be polished to a high gloss. Wood treated with Biofa does not crack or peel off. This is due to the addition of rosin, paraffin and special fillers. The product is sold in containers from 125 ml to 10 liters, which is convenient depending on the area of the terrace. For the first treatment, two passes are required with 8 hours between them. One layer is required to refresh the protection of decking boards annually. Reviews show that the substance does not cause allergies or irritation in humans and animals.
This oil was ranked for its low consumption. The average figure is 50 m² per liter. Of course, it can vary depending on the type of wood, but it still significantly outperforms the competition. The manufacturer permits the oil to be applied to boards located vertically, horizontally or at a slope. You can use a roller, brush or brush.
- suitable for hard and soft rocks;
- ready-made 8 colors with different shades;
- prevents the board from saturating moisture (keeps the drop on the surface);
- adds a silky-matt sheen to terrace decking.
- processing is required every year;
- sometimes the wood darkens.
Neomid terrace oil
The rating of the best domestic product from the Neomid company ends. Designed for terraces, fences, gazebos and open wooden staircases. The product is produced in cans with a capacity of 2 liters. It is allowed to apply on outdoor boards at temperatures from +10 degrees. The substance has vapor and gas permeability, but actively repels water. The composition includes UV filters that prevent the fibers from drying in a wooden board or burning out pigments. Additional additives prevent fungal growth. When absorbed into the material, the oil brings out the natural lines of the texture, making them more expressive. Buyers in the reviews like that the oil dries for about 6 hours at 20 degrees of heat. It also absorbs well into hard rocks containing resins.
Decking oil is rated for the longest shelf life. In a closed jar, the product can retain its beneficial properties for 8 years. This is a good indicator if you come across a discounted product, but you still have oil from the previous painting in stock. Neomid can be taken in reserve and used after 5 or more years.
- does not create a film on the surface;
- protects against fungus and mold;
- there are built-in UV filters;
- emphasizes the natural beauty of wood.
- spreads over the boards only with a brush;
- on sale one version of packaging of 2 liters;
- can be painted at outdoor temperatures from +10 degrees.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.