after polytrol on plant pot

How to restore sun damaged plastic

Over time, plastic exposed to the Great British weather, UV rays and pollution become dull and faded. Some things can be expensive to replace and painting can be time consuming.

So, today we are going to be show casing how to restore sun damaged plastic with Owatrol Polytrol.

All except from the gas box were treated with a warm soapy solution and then rinsed with fresh clean water. After allowing the surface to dry for 24 hours, Polytrol colour restorer was then applied using a brush and left to work for between 15 and 20 minutes. After this time, the excess was removed with a lint free cloth

Plant pot

This plant pot is only a few years old and though not very faded, it had started to lose its original colour.


The guttering on this house has been left completely untouched for around 25 years. Although it was not terribly faded, it could be improved upon with the help of Polytrol.

Gas box

This gas box had also been left completely untouched for around 25 years. There was some mildew growing on the plastic so it was treated with a 50:50 bleach and water solution and then rinsed with fresh clean water.

The next day Polytrol was applied with a brush and after 15 mins the excess was removed with a lint free cloth.

Car wiper blade

This rear wiper blade was slightly grey and faded but was revived with a helping hand from Owatrol Polytrol.

We hope you found this post on how to restore sun damaged plastic helpful. If you have any other tips, tricks or advice, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

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4 thoughts on “How to restore sun damaged plastic

  1. Hi
    I have a lodge with green composite like cladding on the exterior what has become very faded, will this product revitalise the colour?

    Many Thanks

    1. Hi there Gary,

      Polytrol should help to revive the colour on almost any faded surface, including composite wood cladding. So long as the surface is not white, you should notice a difference.
      We offer 125ml pots for £9.99 with free delivery which is enough to test the products out:

      Please feel free to give us a call on: 01582 592707 or email us direct at: if you have any further queries.

      All the best,
      The Owatrol Team

  2. Hi,
    Can you please advise your best product to use in order to revive my brown plastic guttering and down spouts as they have faded – gone partially white.
    Is there a product you sell that can applied that is not a paint so one does not have to paint the product on to revive the brown plastic, please advise further thank you.
    Kind regards,

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