Liberon Decking Oil Clear 5Ltr
Changed the Formula?
I had a new unused 2.5 litre tin that was 18 months old having previously oiled the deck a couple of times before. I used this first and it was a rich oil like Danish oil and went on well and did half the deck. I then opened the new 5 litre tin. It states new formula and sprayable, hence thinner. Also was a light brown synthetic colour rather than oil coloured so was distracting as I always use Danish oil for furniture, work tops etc., Although this was off putting it went on ok and seems have covered well but not as viscous. For the price it offers good value if it performs as expected.
22 Jul 2015
Liberon Deck oil
After using one of the clear very thin deck protecting oils last year I felt that as the deck had bleached out it needed a proper oil this time. Having read the reviews chose Liberon clear and found it was easy to apply and as stated it brought out the original colour and left the deck a little darker like it was wet, but still looks very good.
We have alternate smooth and ribbed pattern board arrangement and one 5 Lt tin covered 30 Sq M in one coat. excellent product and good value protection for the deck.
16 Jul 2015
Not as thick as it used 2 b but still a great oil to protect my decking
4 Jul 2015
Overpriced and has issues
Firstly the discounted price for this is about right, and is around the price point I've always paid for it, its not worth the stated Rrp.
I've used this a few times now, the finish colour from any clear oil is generally the colour of the deck when its wet, this though has a sheen and is more of a varnish looking finish. Looks nice.
The issue I have with this is that although it applies easily enough theres a flaw in the application method, the tin states to apply the second coat after 15mins and before the first coat dries, this means that you have to do a small area and wait, then apply the second coat before moving on otherwise your painting yourself to far away to apply the second coat and you'd have to stand on the tacky first coat, and if the first coat dries then it becomes waterproof and the second coat merely sits on top rather than penetrating. This is a nuisance and to me badly thought out by liberon!
All other oils I have used soak deep into the wood and do not leave a film on top like wood stain does, so oil is les likely to peel and flake off, this stuff does soak in but also leaves a layer on top like varnish, that is probably why water beads on top so well, but I went back to one deck i did a year ago and it had peeled in places, that being said the customer only paid for one coat though, so be warned. Will be going back to check this years decks in the future to see whether two coats fair any better.
At this point I could only recommend this oil over others in its ease of application (not application method) e.g No Nonsense is like water and splashes and flicks over everything, I'm still searching for the best all round oil.
29 Jul 2014