Decking maintenance: 10 tips for looking after decking

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Good decking maintenance not only keeps your decking looking good but also prevents it becoming a slippery surface (Image credit: Getty)

Knowing what decking maintenance jobs to carry out and when to do them is key to ensuring that your carefully planned decking ideas are worthwhile. 

Without the right upkeep, not only will the appearance of your decking suffer over time, but the materials themselves could also deteriorate far quicker than if you make the effort to give the deck a little TLC from time to time. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.