Merbau is a rich and highly durable hardwood widely renowned for its coarse but even texture. It is one of the most commonly used decking and outdoor timbers used in Australia. Merbau screening is highly resistant to decay and insect infestation, making it a durable option for outdoor use.
What sets Merbau screening apart, is the fact it can be left untreated, which will allow it to weather to a silver-grey colour over time, or it can be treated with a clear sealer to preserve its natural colour. The screening is relatively easy to install and can be fastened to timber or metal posts using screws or nails. Merbau screening is a sustainable choice for outdoor projects, as it is sourced from responsibly managed forests and plantations.
- Class 1 durability (above ground only)
- Stylish colour and interlocking grain pattern
- Natural rot, insect and fungal resistance
- 90 x 32
- Solid Select
- Pencil Round
- Kiln Dried F27
- Clean your Merbau screening regularly to remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants that can accumulate on its surface. You can use a mild detergent and water solution or a specialized wood cleaner to clean the screening, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
- Applying a protective coating, such as a clear sealer or oil-based finish, can help to preserve the natural colour and appearance of Merbau screening. This coating will also help to protect the wood from moisture and UV rays, which can cause it to fade or deteriorate over time.
- Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals or abrasive materials, such as steel wool or sandpaper, to clean your Merbau screening. These materials can scratch or damage the surface of the wood, which can compromise its integrity and appearance.
- Keep it dry and avoid exposing your Merbau screening to excessive moisture, which can cause it to warp, crack, or rot over time. If your screening is located in an area that is prone to moisture, such as near a pool or in a damp climate, consider installing a roof or awning to protect it from the elements.
- Regularly inspect your Merbau screening for signs of damage or wear, such as cracks, splits, or discolouration. Address any issues promptly to prevent them from becoming more severe and potentially compromising the structural integrity of the screening.