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Changing the colour of Decking Oil

TerrysWorldTerrysWorld South MonmouthshirePosts: 129
Sometime ago I purchased several 5 ltr tins of Wickes 'Pine' Decking Oil at a good price.
I used it for my boxes around the garden and fence which I find very good.
Now I want to change the colour of the boxes and fence to a 'Chestnut' type of colour with the few tins I have left.

Any clues of how or what I can use to change the colour.


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,418
    If Chestnut is darker than Pine it shouldn't be a major problem although it may take an extra coat or two to get consistent colour.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,179
    Hi TerrysW - I'd guess if you can buy the oil in different colours, you could buy a tin in  a dark colour, and mix it with the ones you have. I've done that with the woodstains, so I expect it would work with the oils too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,984
    For me it pays to just use a clear oil or preservative. Once you go with colour, you are more of less stuck with always having to colour it. Like masonry paint.
  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld South MonmouthshirePosts: 129
    Sorry it was Screwfix Decking Oil and they only have 4 colours. Clear, Pine, Oak and Cedar.
    Which are not really dark enough.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,179
    Ah - tricky.  Can you contact them, or a similar supplier, and see if there's a stain you could add to darken it?
    Or buy a different make [Ronseal, Sadolin, Cuprinol etc ]  in a darker colour to add. I'd expect all the makes of oil would be similar enough that you could mix them with the one you have. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,579
    Buy a tube of oil based artists' paint in a suitable brown colour and blend it into your oil.
    That should work.
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