Timber slat decks – rusty connectors/fixings/support brackets


Exposure to air-borne salt, dust or dirt; trapped moisture and dirt


  • if fixings are sound, sand to remove corrosion; prime with a zinc-rich primer; paint with at least two coats of acrylic paint
  • if fixings are corroded, remove and replace with minimum hot-dip galvanising for brackets and bolts, and stainless steel for joist hangers and nail plates.