AUTHOR: Owen Wang

Owen is the director here at WoodEvo and has a passion for providing high quality composite decking products that can be used to transform any Australian home into an ideal oasis. With more than 15 years in the decking industry and a tradie background, Owen is your go-to guy when it comes to composite decking and creating innovative outdoor spaces. Got a question about this article or WoodEvo’s range of composite decking products?

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Decking Deep Dive: Can Composite Decking Be Painted?
Created On: April 22, 2024
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Welcome to our new content series called the Decking Deep Dive, where we address common questions about composite decking and cladding products that we’re asked from our customers all over Australia. Today, we delve into a frequent query from homeowners in Melbourne and Sydney: Can composite decking be painted?

Whether you’re considering a new deck or updating an existing one, WoodEvo is here to guide you through understanding the painting possibilities and limitations of composite decking.

Join us as we explore the best practices for maintaining and customising your decking to ensure it meets the aesthetic and functional needs of your home.

What is Composite Decking?

Composite decking is crafted from a blend of wood fibres and plastic, forming deck boards that combine the beauty of wood with the resilience of plastic. WoodEvo’s Home+ and HomeAdvanced lines exemplify the innovation in capped composite decking, designed to withstand the harsh elements in Australian climates.

Can You Paint Composite Decking?

A common question from homeowners is whether you can paint composite decking to match outdoor decor. The surface of composite deck boards, designed for low maintenance, does not accept paint like traditional wood decking. However, the cut ends of the boards can be painted, offering some flexibility for customisation.

Decking Deep Dive: Can Composite Decking Be Painted?

Benefits of Choosing Composite Decking That Doesn’t Require Painting

By choosing WoodEvo composite decking means embracing a deck that maintains its colour without the need for a fresh coat of paint. This low-maintenance approach not only saves time but also preserves the integrity of the deck’s surface against UV rays and weathering.

How to Maintain Composite Decking?

Maintaining your composite deck is straightforward. Regular cleaning with a pressure washer and a simple cleaning process can keep your deck looking brand new – here is an easy cleaning process that you can follow. This ease of maintenance is a key reason why Melbourne and Sydney residents prefer WoodEvo’s composite decking.

Customisation Options for Composite Decking

Though the original surface of WoodEvo decking is not meant for painting, the range of available colours and textures allows customers to find the perfect match for their homes without ever needing to add a coat of paint to the deck.

Why Choose WoodEvo for Your Decking Needs in Melbourne and Sydney?

WoodEvo’s composite decking offers unparalleled durability and style, ensuring that your outdoor space in Sydney or Melbourne not only looks spectacular but also withstands the test of time. With options like capped decking and co-extrusion technology, WoodEvo is the ideal choice for those seeking quality and reliability.


Choosing WoodEvo’s composite decking means investing in a long-lasting, beautiful deck without the hassle of regular painting and staining. For homeowners in Melbourne and Sydney, WoodEvo provides the best in composite decking solutions, tailored to the Australian lifestyle and climate.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with our decking experts here or request a free sample of our decking boards here.

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