Using Polytrol to revive the exterior of your barge will help keep it in tip-top condition, which is essential if you want to ensure that you can enjoy it for many years to come.
The exterior of a barge is often one of the first things to start looking a bit run down. Reviving a boat’s exterior will not only help to make it look as good as new, it is also a vital piece of work that it’s highly recommended barge owners should perform, as part of their boat’s maintenance needs.
Use Polytrol colour restorer to revive and protect the exterior of your barge
Polytrol restores the colour and appearance of dull and faded surfaces caused by rain, sunlight and pollution. It is a deep penetrating oil which dries to a tough and long-lasting flexible finish, that won’t peel or flake.
Plus, it’s surprisingly simple to use.
Prepare your surface
It’s important that you remove any dirt, grease, grime or mildew from the surface you’re going to apply Polytrol to.
You can treat mildew by scrubbing a 50:50 bleach and water solution onto the surface of your barge and leaving it to stand for around 10 minutes, before rinsing thoroughly.
Any waxes or polishes (or similar substances) or silicone, should be completely removed too.
Time to get going
It’s important to work in areas that you can complete in 10-20 minutes, so that you end with an even appearance.
Simply apply Polytrol with a brush or cloth and leave it to work for 10-20 minutes.
Wipe off any excess product with a lint-free cloth before it gets tacky. If you want a really shiny finish, you can buff the surface with a lint-free cloth.
Now, you should leave it to dry.
If, immediately after you have applied Polytrol, you find that there are some matt and shiny patches, you will need to move any surplus product to the matt areas.
Polytrol is also available in a spray can, which is great for those difficult-to-reach areas.
We always love seeing our customers’ before and after photos, so we were very pleased when one of our customers got in touch to say what a difference Polytrol had made to their boat.
“I took your advice and ordered the 1 litre tin of polytrol for our 57ft narrow boat. I thought you might like to see the before and after pictures…what an amazing product..totally transformed our boat… Many thanks again for your technical support… We will certainly recommend your product to other fellow boaters.”
Please remember, it’s always important to read the full instructions when using Owatrol Products as there are lots more in depth application instructions, safety instructions, clean up instructions etc. that are not fully included in our articles.
We hope you found this post on Polytrol being used on a narrow boat exterior interesting! If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!