FIRST-TIME OILING AND STAINING
Once your deck is sanded and clean you are ready to finish your wood. If you choose to let the wood age naturally to a patina color, there is no need to finish the wood. Due to the density and tight grain of Black Locust, many off-the-shelf finishes and oils will not work on it, leaving the wood with a sticky feel. So we developed blends engineered specifically for Black Locust that combine all natural ingredients into a very low VOC finish. These finishes will work on all the Robi Decking species.
Robi oil brings out the natural beauty and grain detail of the wood, dries quickly, and also contains natural UV inhibitors to delay aging.
Robi® Blend (medium brown tint) and Robi® Patina Now (light grey tint) are water based finishes. The formula is easy to apply, dries quickly, and stains the wood.
Your wood will typically need to be re-finished every 1 to 5 years, depending on the environment. At that point, all you have to do is a simple clean and just re-apply. No sanding or stripping of the old finish is needed.
Visit our Accessories page to see all the finishes designed for Black Locust.