Step by Step
2Clean the terrace
3Sand the terrace
4Treat the terrace
Protect sensitive surfaces
Cove the foundation, plants and other sensitive surfaces with plastic sheeting to protect against terrace detergent. Some detergents can etch glass and aluminium and affect other sensitive surfaces.
Clean the terrace
Rinse with water
Rinse the patio with water to remove debris and dirt.
Spread terrace detergent evenly over the entire wood surface. The procedure may be different, so check which tool recommended by the manufacturer on the packaging. Scrub away dirt and old oil with a terrace scrubbing brush to get the wood really clean.
Once the surface has dried, it’s time to sand.
Tip!Clean the terrace when it rains. This makes the job even easier.
Sand the terrace
Remove all imperfections
Make sure your terrace is clean and dry before sanding. Attach sanding paper to a hinged sanding tool and sand away any raised fibres, splinters and irregularities from the wood. There are different grits of sanding paper and for the terrace 120 grit is usually adequate.
Tip!Save time and effort with Anza's terrace tool, which include both a sanding pad and an application pad - everything you need to sand and oil your patio.
Sweep away the dust
Sweep off the sanding dust with a broom. Then you’re ready to treat the surface.
Treat the terrace
Keep an eye on the weather
Before you start treating your terrace, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weather. It should not rain in the next 24 hours. Make sure the wood is cool and dry, and that the sun is not directly on the terrace.
Oil with pad and brush
Stroke in the same direction as the grain of the wood. Use the terrace pad for a faster job and to get an even, thin layer. Complete with a brush in gaps and on hard-to-reach details.
Tip!Use an extension pole on both the brush and the terrace tool for a more ergonomic and faster job.
Finish by wiping off excess oil.
Done! Now you have a barefoot-friendly terrace that stands up well to the elements.