Believe it or not, it is 7 years since I treated the terrace with Jotun Terrassebeis for the first time. Have probably since then washed and stained the terrace twice. Last about 3 years ago.
It has actually held up incredibly well considering how exposed the terrace is to wind, sun and rain.
It has of course looked a bit worn out the last year, but without it having affected the wood.
Started by washing all over the terrace with heavy washing, both on the top and bottom.
The underside of the terrace is quite full of greenery and black fungus that it has become more and more of for each season. Fortunately, it seems that high-pressure washer and good soap take most of it.
The underside I intend to lubricate with oil so that it may limit the black fungus a bit.
After a wet day with a lot of rinsing and scrubbing, it has been over 2 weeks where it has snowed, rained and hailed in one go. An extremely wet and sour May without temperatures above 6 degrees.
But now it is finally possible to do some practical work outdoors again.
Of course, there was some bird droppings on the terrace that had to be scraped away before the pickling could be started. The stain can only be rolled on with a small roll of about the table width.
Be sure to roll over a few times so that no surface film forms.
Pickling with a roller is a relatively quick and easy job that gives good and long-lasting results.
Used exactly 3l stain this time, against 7liter 7 years ago. Seems like it does not penetrate as well into the wood now as with the first staining, which is natural.
Finished result can be seen in the picture above. Should maybe have a small area where the terrace is most exposed to sun and weather, but otherwise this job is done.
Then just oil the underside then. I think it will be a much worse job 🙁.