An Owatrol customer has sent us these pictures showing the impressive results that can be achieved with Owatrol solutions.
This customer has a composite deck around their swimming pool. It had previously been treated with wood stains and was looking pretty ropey.
The first step
Firstly the customer had to remove the previous stains and this was done using Prepdeck wood stripper. Prepdeck is a high grade wood stripper, perfect for removing paints, stains, oils and other contaminants.
To use it you first apply the Prepdeck to the area to be stripped or cleaned and then leave it to work. After a short while (the exact amount of time will depend on the finish/finishes being removed) test a small area with nylon scrubbing brush to see if the finish is lifting.
If it is, scrub the area with a stiff nylon brush, deck brush or use a Power Washer. Remembering to always work in the direction of the grain.
Then, rinse with fresh water, using the highest pressure from the water source available. Alternatively, use a Power Washer working in the direction of the grain.
The second step
After using Prepdeck it is necessary to clean and neutralise the surface of the wood straight away using Net-Trol wood cleaner. This is done by applying Net-Trol to the surface of the wood with a synthetic brush or roller.
You then need to scrub the surface with a stiff nylon/synthetic brush and leave it to stand for approximately 10-20 minutes. After this time, scrub the surface whilst rinsing with water or use a pressure washer (max. 60 bar).
You then need to wait 48 hours for the wood to dry before applying a finish. The picture below shows what the deck looked like after Prepdeck and Net-Trol had been used to prepare it for a new finish.
The third step
The composite decking was then ready for a new finish and the customer chose Owatrol’s Compoxell – a product designed specifically to protect, enhance and revive the colour of composite wood. It is a transparent tinted coating which is available in either brown or grey. Compoxell is so easy to apply with just a single coat applied by brush or roller!
It enhances and revives the colour of the wood, protects it from stains, waterproofs the surface and it gives a matt sheen finish.
Below you can see a great comparison of how the deck boards looked with and without Compoxell. We think you’ll agree, they look great!
We hope you found this post on a composite deck revived with Compoxell interesting. If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!