"Its a bit difficult to rate something like a decking oil, when you don't know how long it's going to last for, but fortunately this is the second tin of oil I have bought, so I can rate the first tin. I actually bought two tins for the area I had to cover the first time round and gave the decking two coats and the two tins just about covered what there were supposed to (depends of course on how much you splash on though and I was pretty 'liberal' with it !). That was two years ago and the decking was now in need of a top up. After two years the decking was looking in real need of a revamp. I bought just the one tin this time, on the theory that the last covering should still be within the wood and the one tin was enough to cover the decking this time round, with a bit left over and to be fair the decking is once again looking like new. So my advice would be to give new decking two coats, as I did and then top up with one coat when you feel it needs it. All in all v pleased with this product."
"The main reason I bought this particular oil was that it was the only treatment that contained a UV inhibitor. This should stop the wood fading to a dull grey colour. This is an expensive product that should perform well, but it started flaking and peeling off new wood after 6 months. This product is NOT an oil, it is just another name for a varnish, that sits on top of the wood and does not soak into dry wood. I have also found that other 'wood stains' are not stains, but just varnish that sits on the top of the wood and soon flake and peel off too. Expect to need to re-coat every 1 - 2 years, which is a lot of work. I have re ordered this product because it seems to be the best of the bunch and it has stopped the wood greying too much"