Prepdeck wood stripper used on a boat deck

Customer quite literally stumbles into Prepdeck wood stripper!

A customer recently got in touch having come across Owatrol products on a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

He spotted a bottle of Prepdeck professional grade wood stripper next to this work site and was impressed with the results being achieved.

He managed to grab a quick picture so we can show you what inspired him to give us a try:

prepdeck strips a boat deck

Alasdair then bought himself some Prepdeck to try out on his own yacht Jess and after a quick trial was pleased enough to send us an email to say so and to show us:

Prepdeck wood stripper uses on a deck

How to use Prepdeck to strip a yacht deck

Prepdeck is perfect for use in a Marine environment, especially for use on boat decks and wooden hulls.

It’s easy to use and is specifically formulated to remove old wood stains, oils, finishes, mill glaze and other coatings and contaminants.

To use it you should first put on protective clothing and gloves. Be sure to cover anything nearby which you do not want to be stripped.

Then, working in areas which can be covered in 15-30 minutes, apply the Prepdeck with a synthetic brush. Then simply leave it to work its magic.

Please note that the amount of necessary working time will depend on the previous coatings to be removed. Test a small area with a scrubbing brush to see if the finish is lifting.

When it’s ready, scrub the area or use a pressure washer. Always work in the direction of the grain, and then rinse with large amounts of water.

It is necessary to neutralise the surface immediately after stripping using Net-Trol wood cleaner to prevent the Prepdeck from continuing to strip if any has been left behind. This is done in pretty much the same way – simply apply the Net-Trol, leave it to work and then rinse.

Before and after using Prepdeck

What can I protect my yacht deck with after stripping?

Alasdair also had a great question for us too – he wanted to know if Deks Olje D1 saturating wood oil would be a good wood protection product to use on his deck after the stripping and the answer is definitely YES!

Deks Olje D1 is perfect for marine use and it can even be used in locations below the water line. It can also even be used as a primer for conventional single pack coatings and decorative finishes; such as Deks Olje D2 high gloss varnish.

Deks Olje is a penetrating wood oil which gives a clear matt finish, enhancing the natural beauty of your wood. It is applied ‘wet-on-wet’ meaning that coats are applied without drying time inbetween until the wood is saturated.

The D1 then protects the wood from within, giving superior protection from weathering and UV rays. It is also immune from problems of peeling and flaking as its place is inside the wood not on top!

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2 thoughts on “Customer quite literally stumbles into Prepdeck wood stripper!

  1. I have a hardwood decking to re coat. It has already been treated with Sadolin decking treatment which has not been successful can you please advise the best procedure to resolve this problem. The hardwood is a redwood 30 square meters.
    Brian Power

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