Using Prepdeck, Net-Trol & Textrol to finish a deck

Using Prepdeck to strip, Net-Trol to clean and Textrol to protect your deck

We’re always grateful when customers send us photographs throughout their project using Owatrol. This week we’d like to share a deck renovation using three Owatrol solutions.

The customer’s deck had a previous coating to remove first, before cleaning and retreating.

Stripping your deck

Owatrol has several products for stripping previous coatings from wood surfaces. This customer chose Prepdeck, our professional wood stripper. Prepdeck removes previous coatings such as wood oils and stains (and including 100% acrylics) from all types of exterior weathered wood.

You can also use it on garden furniture, fencing, sheds, summer houses and more. It’s not just for decks!

To use Prepdeck you must first remove any loose or flaking finish. You should then apply Prepdeck with a synthetic scrubbing brush working in areas that can be treated in 15-30 minutes. Then simply allow it to work.

After the appropriate time, test a small area with a scrubbing brush to see if the finish or dirt is lifting. If it is, scrub the area with a stiff brush, deck brush or use a pressure washer. Always work in the direction of the grain.

Rinse it with copious amounts of fresh water, using the highest pressure from the water source available. A helpful hint – using hot water makes this easier!

Decking after Prepdeck has been appliedCleaning your deck

After stripping with Prepdeck it’s necessary to neutralise the effects with Net-Trol. Net-Trol neautralises, cleans and restores wood back to its original colour.

To apply, first wet the surface with fresh, clean water. Then apply Net-Trol and scrub the surface with a brush.

Leave it to stand for 10-20 minutes. Then scrub the surface whilst rinsing with water or use a pressure washer.

You should let it to dry for 48 hours before applying a finish.

Deck after Prepdeck and Net-Trol have been usedTreating your deck

This customer then chose to treat their deck with Textrol oil, our penetrative wood treatment. Textrol prevents against damage from moisture, pollution and UV rays whilst still enhancing the natural beauty of the wood.

It is applied wet-on-wet (meaning you don’t allow it to dry between coats) until the wood is saturated. It can be applied with a brush, roller or sprayer and is easy to maintain with no sanding or stripping.

Decking after Textrol has been appliedThe client was very happy with the result!

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2 thoughts on “Using Prepdeck to strip, Net-Trol to clean and Textrol to protect your deck

  1. A customer has asked me to repaint their decking which has be painted with the wrong paint . A shed and fence treatment, which has only been down a year and is showing signs of lifting and mildew. What course of action do you suggest to get it back to a good surface for recoating with a solid colour decking paint?

    1. Hi Lorraine,

      We would recommend stripping the decking first using Dilunett, Prepdeck or Aquanett (for wood oils) depending on the finish they had used. You should then neutralise the surface using Net-Trol and allow it to thoroughly dry before finishing with Decking Paint. For further guidance about which stripper to use we will need a little more information about the previous finish.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

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