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Owatrol Oil

4.75 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)


Colourless, penetrating and isolating rust inhibitor and paint additive for oil-based paints

  • Rust inhibitor which penetrates deeply until it reaches the sound metal below
  • Drives out moisture and air, stabilising the rust and preventing it from reforming
  • Paint and wood stain additive for oil-based paints which improves the flow of paint and eliminates brush marks
  • Improves paint adhesion and prevents cracking and peeling
  • Improves uniformity and coverage of coat,

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  • Penetrating rust inhibitor
    • Stops rust and protects the base metal from further rusting
    • Penetrates and protects down to the sound metal.
    • Drives out moisture and air and stabilises
    • Leaves a bonding film on all surfaces
    • Excellent adhesion including on galva, alu, zinc, wood …
    • Maintains the natural look of the surface (metal, wood, etc.)
    • Enhanced adhesion, ideal foundation for primers or finishing coats.
    • Allows paint to be applied direct to firm rust.
    • Heat resistance up to +175°C
  • Paint Conditioner
    • Makes alkyd paint rust inhibiting
    • Improved paint flow and workability
    • Better viscosity which allows painting to be carried out in cold, warm or windy conditions.
    • Replaces damaging thinners; improves hiding power of paint.
  • Wood impregnation
    • Deeply penetrates and seals wood.
    • Protects metal parts.

Where to use

  • Ferrous and non ferrous metals. (may be applied on wood, plastics, glass,…)
  • Lightly to heavily rusted surfaces.
  • On new surfaces, use Owatrol AP60
  • May be used in any oil based paints, air drying alkyds, lacquers and varnishes, one component urethanes and asphalt / petroleum based paints. May be mixed with oil based stains/paint to improve impregnation of wood and protection of metal surfaces (hinges and fittings)
  • Do not mix with quick drying paints (car paints), chlorinated rubber paints, with two components paints and water based paints (see Owatrol Emulsa-Bond and Floetrol)

Directions for use

  • Ensure surface is clean, dry and free from oil, grease and scale
  • Owatrol Oil can achieve better results on rusted surfaces because it uses the rust as a pigment to form a protective coating.
  • To make paint rust inhibiting, mix 25% Owatrol Oil, 75% paint.
  • To improve paint flow, mix 5-10% Owatrol Oil with paint

Read the full technical information for Owatrol Oil on our corporate website.

4 reviews for Owatrol Oil

  1. 4 out of 5


    Your paint conditioner Owatrol Oil is superb! It’s a bit difficult to get out of the tin but a big thumbs up from me!

  2. 5 out of 5


    I used Owatrol Oil on some rusty railings the other week and the result is great! Now I’m just waiting for some dry weather to paint them…

  3. 5 out of 5


    I felt compelled to write and tell you about my experience with the Owatrol products I used when painting my dining room. To give you some background, I hate glossing with such a passion that with my previous houses I removed all skirting boards and doors and architraves, replacing them with natural wood. However recently we have moved into an old cottage and removing these items would not have been in-keeping with the structure of the cottage.
    Searching on the internet I people recommending Owatrol Oil and ESP, products I have never heard of before. After searching out the company on the web and phoning your help-line to find a local distributor I purchased both products. Unbelievable!!! The outcome is amazing. I have always wanted gloss that resembles the finish on car body work…well now I have found the product that delivers such a finish. Just a few words of gratitude from a new life long customer of the Owatrol products.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have applied the oil to a totally unrestored walk behind tractor it applied well. will update at later date

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