READ ON FOR SOME TOP TIPS FROM THE LONDON DECKING COMPANY ON HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR GARDEN DECKING SUMMER PARTY READY.
With winter now behind us, many of us can’t help but get excited for the warmer weather and the opportunities the summer brings. Whether you're planning a party or a good old fashioned barbecue, the London Decking Company has outlined a few tips on how to get your garden decking party ready.
Cleaning and varnishing your garden decking
If your garden decking looks a little lacklustre after the winter months, the warmer weather provides you with the perfect opportunity to get outside and get it looking its best. The market is swimming with varnishes and stains boasting different benefits, depending on the type of wood used in your garden decking.
Your best bet, however, is exterior wood stain. Polyurethane varnish is a popular choice as it will provide a high-gloss finish, however it is more likely to break down and peel when exposed to the elements. Deck staining is the perfect way to get an older deck looking like new, and can be done in a few simple steps.
If your party goes on until late, you’ll need some lighting out on your deck. Get creative with outdoor fairy lights - or lanterns if you don't have built-in lights - in order to create a picturesque setting for your garden party. Alternatively, drop some tea lights into some empty jars and scatter around the garden decking, creating the perfect summer evening atmosphere.
Decorating decking for summer parties can be made easy and simple. Bunting is a clear choice and can be easily made at home or bought for an affordable price. Coloured cushions on patio furniture can also add a splash of colour and comfort, whether seating is built into the garden decking or not. Paper lanterns are a summer staple and a perfect activity for younger children as they are easy to make. Do not release shop-bought paper lanterns however, as these can be a fire-risk and can cause damage to the environment.
If you're in the market for new decking just in time for summer, or you're in need of garden decking repair, contact us at the London Decking Company and explore our range. Our wide selection of products ensures that we will be able to cater to whatever your needs and style.