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Wood Care: Page 13

With such a wide variety of wood care products; from strippers to cleaners and finishings to paints, we’re confident Owatrol will have the perfect product for your next project.

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Owatrol Oil on door

Have you wondered what you need to do to prepare your wood before treating it? Adherence When you try to use emulsion paints on wood, you often face a massive inconvenience – their lack of adherence. With a low bonding power, these paints flake off rapidly which means a big waste of your time! Our […]

Interior Wood Stain & Protection

Interior hard woods require careful care and attention and often demand a higher level of attention to detail and finesse. As such, we would make the following recommendations to achieve a flawless colourless finish of your interior wood surfaces. New Wood First degrease the wood surface with denatured alcohol Then sand the wood (100 grain […]

Decking finished with Owatrol products

Hard woods usually also require treatment when new with Seasonite in the same way as soft woods do. The products we would suggest for protecting and enhancing exterior hard woods surfaces depend on the type of wood you have to work with. New Wood First treat the new wood with Seasonite and leave for 6-12 months […]

Exterior wood preserver Aquadecks used on garden table and chairs

Once prepared and cleaned, it is necessary to apply protective treatments to wood surfaces to prevent ongoing damage which can be costly! Depending on the type of wood you have, we would recommend a different selection of products. New wood First use Seasonite new wood protection Leave for 6-12 months to weather Protect with a […]

Nettrol used on table

Before you apply any protective product, it is important that the wood is prepared correctly. Depending on its surface, different techniques may be needed. Preparing new wood (Deglazing) Regardless of whether they are durable by nature or pressure treated, soft woods are vulnerable during their first year of exposure to weather. The recommended product for […]

Stacked wooden logs

It is essential to understand the nature of wood to protect it effectively. Nowadays, we choose wood because it’s beautiful to look at and it’s a sustainable material. It is warmer than bricks and metal but it requires a little more care.  If we want to preserve its natural beauty, a small amount of maintenance […]

Achieving a weathered grey look

A client recently asked us for advice on how to go about achieving a weathered grey look to a bench without losing protection. What we recommended We suggested that the client should initially apply Seasonite, our wood protector which stabilises and protects new wood. He could then apply Textrol in the colour ‘Weathered Grey’ to achieve […]