3 common signs it's time to oil your terrace

It’s important to treat your wooden terrace regularly. Taking good care of it can help you extend its life and avoid costly repairs. So, how do you know when it's time to oil your terrace? Look out for these three signs.

1. The colour of your wooden terrace is fading

Maintaining the natural beauty of your wooden terrace is essential to extending its lifespan. It's important to keep an eye on the colour of your terrace, as fading can be a sign that the wood is becoming more absorbent and vulnerable to damage. This is especially true if your terrace is frequently exposed to harsh weather conditions, such as direct sunlight, rain, or snow. Over time, UV rays can cause the wood to turn greyer, while moisture can lead to swelling, cracking, or warping. Terrace oiling can not only revive its original colour, but also create a protective barrier against the elements.

A high-quality terrace oil can penetrate the wood fibres and enhance the natural grain, giving it a rich and warm appearance. Moreover, it can prevent the wood from drying out, splintering, thus making it safer and more comfortable to walk on barefoot. Therefore, if you want to keep your terrace in top condition, make sure to pay attention to its colour and act as soon as you notice any signs of fading. Read our instructions how to oil your terrace during one weekend. 

2. Your terrace hasn't been maintained in a few years

To keep your terrace in good shape, terrace needs to be maintained every 1 to 2 years, depending on the condition of the terrace.

Check the condition of the terrace once a year. If the terrace is without protective roofing and regularly exposed to sun, snow and rain, the maintenance should be repeated more often.

3. You’ve grown tired of your current colour

Changing the colour of your terrace is a great way to update the look of your outdoor space. If you've grown tired of your current colour, consider terrace oiling with a new shade. Remember: it’s vastly easier to go from lighter colours to darker ones! With Tikkurila, you have a wide range of beautiful and sustainable colour options to choose from. 

With Tikkurila Valtti Plus Terrace Oil you can choose from three ready-made shades, black, ash grey, and brown. With tintable Valtti Plus Wood oil, there are 39 semi-transparent shades from dark and muted shades to neutral and light options. 

Remember to remove the previous oil before oiling it again. 

Need more help choosing the right shade for your terrace? Read our 5 + 1 tips that will make choosing terrace colour easier

Terrace colour

A well-maintained terrace can add beauty and value to your home

Regular maintenance will help keep your terrace in top condition and protect it. With a high-quality terrace oil, you can bring its original colour back to life, enhance its natural beauty, and create a protective barrier against harsh weather. Whether you're looking to update the colour or refresh the look of your outdoor space, terrace oiling is an investment in the beauty and value of your home.

5 + 1 tips that will make choosing terrace colour easier

Choosing the right colour is often the hardest part of the terrace project. Read our 5 + 1 tips that will help you choose the right colour for your terrace.

How to choose the right products for terrace oiling?

Properly done surface treatment with high quality products will protect and beautify your terrace and garden. Our guide will help you to choose the right products for maintaining your terrace and garden.


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