I just moved into a first-floor apartment with a small wood deck in the front, and just last week I applied two layers of teak oil coating. Before that, I cleaned and brushed it with a special wood deck cleaner liquid.

Once the oil was absorbed by the wood, I realized that some parts of the deck look a bit cracked, and it seems that the oil was not absorbed at those area.

Is there anything that I can do to fix these cracks?

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    I see normal deck wood. It's going to have small "cracks" and crevices. What about them bothers you? Is it rough on your feet?
    – JPhi1618
    Oct 19, 2015 at 16:05
  • First it's the color that bothers me, and also as you said it's rough on the feet. But if it looks normal, then I can let it be.
    – dresden
    Oct 20, 2015 at 7:57
  • If the color bothers you, can you use a deck stain rather than a clear oil? They have natural looking semi-transparent stains.
    – JPhi1618
    Oct 20, 2015 at 12:57


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