A Finnish Owatrol customer, Jukka Kylmälä, has sent us some great photographs of a project he recently completed using Deks Olje D1 saturating wood oil and Deks Olje D2 high gloss varnish which are both perfect for use in marine wood care applications.
His salmon-fishing river boat was in need of some protection. Jukka chose Owatrol solutions despite the most common practice in the area being to use a mixture of linseed oil, tar and some rot protection.
He knew that he could achieve a better finish with better and more long-lasting protection with Deks Olje.
What did he do first?
First Jukka applied Deks Olje D1 wet-on-wet until no more layers could be absorbed. This saturation is key to Deks Olje D1’s powerful protection as it protects from within the wood.
It feeds the wood to replace lost oils and drives out any moisture and air present in the wood.
This enriches and stabilises the wood to provide long-lasting protection to timber above and below the waterline. It does not form a film on the surface of the wood but protects from within so it will not peel or crack and gives a rich matt finish.
Jukka then applied 6 layers of Deks Olje D2, our high gloss varnish which gives a durable but flexible finish.
For a rich and luxurious look with the best longevity, it is applied in 6 thin layers. When used over a coating of Deks Olje D1, it will not peel or craze as water cannot get into the wood below.
Jukka was very satisfied with the results and his fishing colleagues were very impressed and curious. He went out to the Tornio River and received many questions from other boat owners regarding the products he used.
Another happy Owatrol customer!
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