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Image by oakwood garden rooms - finished with Owatrol Textrol

It’s time for the yearly Owatrol customer showcase! Take a look at just a few of our favourite projects of 2023 as shared by our fantastic customers over on Instagram. We are often tagged or receive before and after photos from our fantastic customers showing us their projects that they have used Owatrol products on. […]

Cubic board image credit to Laurène Ebénisterie close up straight on

French cabinet maker and woodworker Laurène Ebénisterie created this beautiful cubic board and finished it with Owatrol Oleofloor Classic. How did Laurène create this beautiful board? She began by choosing three different shades of wood veneer to create the cube illusion. Once she had decided which ones to use, Laurène then cut, planed, filed and […]

Black wood paint vs shou sugi ban

Dark architecture and design have become more and more popular over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. There is such a wide variety of ways in which dark, bold tones can be utilised. We have seen charred timber (otherwise known as Shou Sugi Ban or Yakisugi) being used more each year, […]

Painted patio tiles by That's So Gemma

Painting patio tiles to give them a new lease of life has become very popular in recent years and it’s easy to see why. It is a quick, easy and very affordable way to help give your garden a makeover. So, we are going to be sharing some of our top tips on how you […]

Person creating a fluid art painting.

To those not in the know, it can seem like acrylic paint pouring is very simple and in some ways, it is. However, there are so many little things along the way that can ruin your artwork all too easily. So, we are going to be detailing the top 10 most common paint pouring mistakes […]

new acrylic paint pour technique

New paint pouring techniques

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Whilst acrylic paint pouring has been around for some time now, we have been seeing more and more new paint pouring techniques being shared. So, we thought we would take a moment to share some of our favourite new techniques we have recently seen. Take a look at our top 5 new paint pouring techniques […]

person painting a fence on a cloudy day

Sometimes life doesn’t always go the way we plan and projects can get pushed aside. If you don’t manage to get around to painting your fence in the spring or summer, you may think you have missed your chance until the following year. However, if you plan accordingly, you can still paint your fence in […]

Money saving tips for DIY

There’s a huge variety of jobs you can do around the home yourself, from something small such as shelving, to large projects such as an extension. Whilst it can be very rewarding (as well as a lot cheaper!) to handle the project yourself instead of hiring a professional, once you start paying for tools and […]

Close up of a upvs window frame being painted

uPVC (otherwise known as Un-plasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride) is most likely the most commonly used material for windowsills and window frames. However, they can be a little bit boring or even ‘ugly’ looking, so today we are going to show you how to paint uPVC windows to keep them looking fresh and interesting! With long […]

Penetration damp on an interior wall

We are sure almost all of you know about damp, but perhaps you aren’t familiar with the different types of damp there are or how to properly treat them. Today we are going into detail about the three most common types of damp to help you tackle them properly. The three types of damp you […]