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The answer to that enquire is yes. You can paint your composite wood decking with a good high-quality latex paint. Note that our composite decking boards don’t need painting or staining like timber decking. This is because composite decking has a long lasting colour that will not fade quickly. Our customers are asking if they can paint our composite wood decking. While it is worthwhile to say yes, you must remember to exercise caution before painting. 

Why Painting Composite Decking Is Not a Good Idea

If you purchase WPC decking, you will observe that the surface colour is attractive. This attractive surface texture of composite wood decking makes it possible for you to create a contemporary garden in the backyard of your property. 

Composite wood decking comes with a warranty of 15 or 25 years depending on the grade that you purchase. The colour of your composite wood decking is covered in the warranty. So, if you go ahead and paint your WPC decking, you will lose the warranty. You must exercise caution before you even make the move to paint your composite wood decking.

When You Might Have to Paint Your Composite Decking

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It is true that WPC decking has a surface texture that is attractive and will last long. But you might have to paint your WPC decking if the surface texture is seriously damaged. For example, if by chance you or your kids drag a heavy object on the surface of your WPC decking, it will leave scratches.

 If those scratches are too obvious and they distort the surface appearance of your decking, you might have no choice than to paint it. Another case you might have to paint your WPC decking is if mould and mildew grow on your decking surface. Mould destroy the beautiful colour of your decking and if the surface texture is damaged, you might have to paint your composite wood decking. 

If one of the boards of your WPC decking is damaged, you might have to repair it. Note that the colour of the new board will be slightly different from the hot of the old boards. If this is the case for your composite wood decking, then painting is an option to make the colour match. 

What Kind of Paint Can I Use for My Composite Decking?

There are lots of painting materials out there in the market. All these painting materials have their good sides. But when you are painting your composite wood decking, you must use a durable paint that will not scratch quickly. Remember that your WPC decking will be getting lots of foot traffic when you install it outdoors.

 For composite wood decking, the best kind of paint that you should use is a high quality latex paint. A latex paint will not peel on time and it will not scratch quickly, meaning that you won’t have to paint your decking over and over again. If you want that shiny look on the surface of your composite wood decking, you can use a gloss or satin finish paint. This kind of paint will ensure that your WPC decking stays longer and remains shining.  

How to Apply the Paint on Your Composite Decking

Applying the paint on the surface of your composite wood decking starts with cleaning your decking. You must remove everything from the surface of your WPC decking. After that, you have to prepare the surface by cleaning the decking with a cloth and water. You need to go to the market to purchase the composite wood decking paint that you will use. You can purchase a Dulux Interior Paint for this task.

 Note that Compositewarehouse don’t recommend any paint that you should use but as long as the paint is durable, then you are fine. After purchasing the paint, you should look for a large container that you will pour the paint and also a roller or a brush. Attach a long pole to the roller to make painting it easy.

 After, use the roller to apply the paint on your WPC decking surface board by board along the grain. Apply the paint on your decking until you are satisfied and then leave your composite wood decking to dry.

Conclusion

Can I paint my composite wood decking? Yes you can paint your WPC decking. But remember that painting your WPC decking is not necessary unless the surface colour is badly damaged.

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