Deck Issues

SK asked 10 years ago

I have a 19×19 deck that is about 20 years old. I have oiled the deck each each year with a natural oil that has just enhanced the colour of the wood. I cleaned the deck this year and it started flake away or left bare spots. They don’t make oil based wood preservative and now I can’t cover the bare spots. Would you have any suggestions as to what I can do! Thank you in advance.

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

You can Paint the deck… or you can first remove any oil, by washing it down with rag and Lacquer Thinner, then restain it with a DARKER color oil base stain…

Crowder Painting answered.

Sand it down to new wood. This will let you use any product available to you.