protect a redwood spruce fence

Using Textrol HES to protect a Redwood Spruce Fence

We love seeing our customers projects! Today we are showing you how one of our customers, Scott, used Owatrol products to give his garden fence a new lease of life.

The project uses Textrol HES single coat saturating oil to protect a redwood spruce softwood fence and the results are great. Here’s how to recreate this look for yourself.

Preparing your fence for a new finish

Fence before Textrol HES

The above photograph shows how Scott’s fence looked before the project was completed. The first step was to remove any previous wood oils using Aquanett.

He applied the Aquanett in a thick coat (working in zones as it was a large area to cover), left it to work (maximum 5 minutes) and then scrubbed the surface while rinsing with water.

My fence after aquanett and Net-trol

After removing the previous oils with Aquanett it was necessary to immediately neutralise the surface with Net-Trol whilst it was still wet.

To do this Scott applied the Net-Trol with a brush, left it for 10-20 minutes and then rinsed the surface whilst scrubbing in the direction of the grain. After leaving the wood to dry out thoroughly he was now ready to apply his finish.

How to protect a redwood spruce fence with Textrol HES

Scott chose Textrol HES to protect and finish his fence because he wanted something that could be applied quickly and easily and that would enhance the wood’s natural beauty.

Textrol HES is perfect for this as it’s a single coat saturating wood oil so protects the wood from within whilst enhancing its beauty and it’s applied in a single coat so saves lots of time in the application stage.

It gives excellent protection from damage caused by moisture and UV rays and helps to keep your wood looking great.


Scott applied the Textrol HES with a brush working in the direction of the grain. He made sure to apply it from top to bottom of each fence panel. He said he was really pleased with the result and that the one coat application saved him time and money.

Thanks so much for sharing Scott!

Very pleased with the result

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