light grey composite decking boards

Can I paint my composite decking?

The short answer is yes you can. However, whether you should paint your composite decking is probably a better question!

Unlike timber, which simply has a layer of paint on its surface, the colour of composite decking is added during the manufacturing process and runs through the entirety of each deck board. This helps the colour to stay bright and strong for many years.

However, it is also due to this structure that it is very difficult to paint composite decking without it looking untidy and unprofessional. Over time, paint will also chip, flake and fade when exposed to the elements. If you’re determined to paint your composite decking, then we would recommend consulting a professional, but we’re confident that we can convince you otherwise.

Firstly, Ecodek’s ranges of composite decking boards are available in a wide variety of shades, from neutral brown and natural light grey to contemporary black and modern Anthracite Grey, so there is a colour to suit every style of home and garden. These colours have been designed to last, so unlike a painted finish, they will not fade or flake.

Secondly, composite decking is extremely low maintenance. It does not require any treatments or paint to keep it looking its best and its colour true. A simple sweep and occasional wash will keep your composite decking clean and free from debris. If you do decide to paint your decking, you will have to ensure you maintain it on a regular basis to ensure it remains looking as good as it did when you first painted it.

Lastly, composite decking, particularly wood polymer composite decking, has been specifically designed and manufactured so you do not need to paint it. It is long lasting, durable, and available in a wide range of colours and styles. We’re certain that once you’ve chosen your composite decking, you will not be in rush to change it.

If you’re unsure which style or colour will best suit your garden, speak to our expert sales team on 01978 667 840 and let them guide you in the right direction.