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Polytrol rescues a garage door after 15 years of neglect

We were contacted recently by Phil, who needed some help restoring his GRP garage door. He wasn’t sure which product to use so he got in touch and asked! We recommended Polytrol as it revives and restores the colour of faded surfaces – it’s perfect for use on fibreglass as well as many other surfaces so great for Phil’s garage. He didn’t want to buy on-line so we helped him to find a local Owatrol stockist near where he lives in Aberdeen.

Phil got in touch again a couple of weeks later to let us know that he’d finished his garage door and he was delighted with the results. He said:

I am more than happy, I am delighted.  The door has now had two coats of Polytrol and looks as good as when it was fitted fifteen years ago.  In the past fifteen years the door has never been treated with any other product and to get these results is just amazing, just wish I’d known about this product a few years ago.

Polytrol used on Garage door

He sent us a picture of the finished door and we think it looks good as new too! If you have a similar project, we would recommend using Owatrol Polytrol as your solution. It’s a colour restorer which revives the look of dull and faded plastics, GRP, metal, paint, tiles and more. It also helps to protect the surface against corrosion and blemishes due to its Owatrol Oil technology. To apply, first ensure that any surface to be treated is clean, dry and free of grease. Then apply a generous layer of Polytrol and leave to work for 10-20 minutes. After this time, wipe away any excess Polytrol with a clean lint-free cloth or paper towel and allow 24 hours before use.

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23 thoughts on “Polytrol rescues a garage door after 15 years of neglect

  1. I have a 20year old fibre glass garage door with wood look grained finish on the front,is your product suitable for this to restore a better look. Thanks most grateful.

    1. Hi George,

      Please see our distributor map for your nearest stockist. We would strongly recommend calling ahead to check stock levels of individual items before taking a trip out.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

    1. Hi George,

      The Crown Decorator Centre in Aberdeen is an Owatrol stockist but we would recommend calling them for specific product stock information – their telephone number is 01224 491084. You can also purchase it directly from us with next working day delivery.

      Any other questions please get in touch.

      The Owatrol Team

  2. Hallo
    Would this product be good and safe for restoring plastic garden toys (plastic slide, climbing frame, car etc) and if so, could you recommend an Edinburgh stockist?
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Sheila,
      I have passed your enquiry onto our technical team and will get back to you with a response asap.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

    1. Hi George,

      This would depend on the size of your garage door but taking a standard single garage door at 10ft x 7ft (larger size) you would need roughly 0.5 litres as that would be 7m² and the approximate coverage of Polytrol is 18m² per litre. Obviously the exact amount would depend on the size of your door. A 0.5L container of Polytrol costs £12.28 (+ VAT).

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

  3. Hi, is there a stockist in the Southampton please?
    I don’t suppose I can obtain a sample to do a patch test before buying sufficient for my fibreglass double garage door?

    1. Hi Richard,
      There are several stockists in Southampton for Owatrol products – including Crown Decorating Centre, Dulux Decorator Centre and Brewers Southampton. We would recommend giving them a call before visiting to ensure stock levels of Polytrol. Unfortunately although we do sell sample pots of many of our products, Polytrol is not one of them as it already comes in a 0.5L tin. You can also buy Polytrol direct from Owatrol with next working day delivery when ordering before 3pm.

      Hope this helps,
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

  4. Hello,
    I am a furniture restorer specialising in late twentieth century furniture restoration.
    I’m wondering if this product is suitable for restoring the colour on some severely damaged red PVC tubing from the early fifties?

  5. Can you tell me where my nearest stockists are in the Wolverhampton area please I am looking to restore my GRP garage door

    1. Hi Paul,
      You can use our distributor map to find your nearest stockist based on your postcode. We would recommend calling ahead as well to check stock of the specific product you are after as not all stores carry all of our products.
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

  6. If I treat my garage door with your product, will I be able to paint it a different colour in years to come? (I’m worried that it might not allow me to have a change of heart!)

    1. Hi Laurie,

      Firstly apologies for the delay in response, your message was somehow caught in our spam filter. There is no problem with painting over Polytrol so you will not be limiting yourself from future changes in heart if you use it to revive your garage door now.

      The Owatrol Team

  7. I have a Solair GRP mahogany colour, wood effect, garage door I would like to refresh/paint.
    Is there a stockist for Owatrol Polytrol in Guernsey, Channel Islamds?

    1. Hi Andy,
      Unfortunately we do not have a local stockist in the Channel Islands for Polytrol. If you would like to enquire about having some shipped to you then please call 01582 592707 and the team will be happy to help you.
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

  8. Can you please advise if this product can be used on brown coloured UPVC window frames?
    Also, is this product available in Cyprus or can I order online for shipping to Cyprus?

    1. Hi Jon,

      This product is perfect for use on brown UPVC window frames. Unfortunately we only ship to mainland UK. For stockists in your region you would need to check out our corporate website http://www.owatrol.com where the international distributors are listed.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

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