Given the Australian penchant for indoor/outdoor living it’s hardly surprising that Sydney property styling focuses just as much on sprucing up the outdoor living spaces as the indoors when selling a home. Having a pleasant outdoor entertaining area is high on most buyers’ list of ‘must haves’ when they are out and about house hunting. If your timber front verandah or back deck is looking a little tired, now would be the time for giving it a refinish before you put your home on the market.

At Urban Chic, we’re always on the look out for products that will make necessary presale maintenance tasks simpler and faster to undertake. As the average woodcare project can take days to complete, we were pleased to come across new premium woodcare brand, Johnstone’s Professional, which aims to offer solutions to make any woodcare project quicker and easier, yet with brilliant results.

Providing a complete woodcare system, Johnstone’s Professional begins with specially formulated high strength, low odour preparation and maintenance products such as Hardwood Tannin & Oil Remover, Deck & Timber Cleaner and Timber Stripper. Designed to brighten and rejuvenate weathered, coated and new hardwood timber including decking, windows, doors, bi-folds, fences, gates, weatherboards and cladding, the preparation and maintenance products offer maximum woodcare protection and a superior aesthetic finish.

The range incorporates:

  • Deck Oil – water-based deck oil ready for recoat in only one hour and touch dry in 30 minutes
  • Slip Resistant Deck Oil – specially formulated for decking around pools, west areas, steps, ramps and stairs
  • Fences & Screens – designed to withstand the rigours of timber movement, allows the coating to remain flexible and resistant to cracking
  • Timber Oil – designed to withstand the rigours and abrasion of opening and closing doors, windows and gates
  • Interior/Exterior Clear – durable, non-yellowing clear gloss or stain finish, tintable to 15 colours

These products allow you to get your deck sorted from start to finish in just one day, as well as freshen up and protect your outdoor timber furniture.

Johnstone’s Professional DIY and Renovation expert Cherie Barber explains: “I’ve done many renovations and makeovers of exterior and interior wood projects, all of which have taken a fair bit of time to complete. With Johnstone’s Professional, any woodcare project is made so much easier by their preparation and maintenance products, plus their quick and easy to apply interior and exterior ranges.”

“Up until now, the woodcare category has been a confusing space for consumers,” says Johnstone’s Professional Category Manager, Tim Orbell. “With Johnstone’s Professional, we aim to make any woodcare project easier and quicker whist providing brilliant results and assurance that our products will live up to the harsh conditions of the Australian climate. We’re confident that Johnstone’s Professional offers DIYers outstanding and durable solutions for maximum wood protection and beautiful finishes.”

Once your deck is looking perfectly gorgeous again, Sydney property styling demands it be perfectly furnished. Our expert team of home stylists can bring in on-trend outdoor settings direct from our warehouse to complement your home and add bright outdoor cushions and accessories to create an outdoor entertaining area that will prove just as irresistible to buyers as the interior of your home.

Image courtesy of Johnstone’s Professional.

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