1907 Dutch Barge by Neil Oakley finished with Owatrol products

1907 Dutch barge restored with Owatrol products

We know that as boats are exposed to many of the elements, owning one can be a labour-of-love. We always enjoy hearing of how our products can ease that labour-of-love and restore some lustre and life into them. A lovely customer recently sent us in some pictures of them using a variety of Owatrol products on their 1907 Dutch barge ‘T Swarte Schaep (The Black Sheep).

As you can see from the images shares, the barge almost looks good as new!

1907 Dutch Barge by Neil Oakley finished with Owatrol products

Here’s what he had to say about it:

I am in the process of giving my home of the last eight years a bit of a smarten up. The old wood (teak, except for the tiller) is either being cleaned with Net-Trol or where necessary I am sanding back to clean. I am then using several saturations of D1 then topping with 6 coats of D2.

I’ve done a bit of painting with Owatrol Deco, though the hull may take me a bit longer. I’ve done black in my gunwales and engine covers and the white section above the black stripe. Still a bit of work to do but the boat is getting plenty of positive and encouraging comments.

Products used

Net-Trol 1L packagingNet-Trol

Net-Trol is a powerful wood cleaner and brightener which restores greyed and weathered wood back to

its natural colour – without damaging the wood’s fibres. It easily removes surface and ground-in dirt to leave the wood looking fresh and new again.

Net-Trol is fast-acting and can restore the colour of your wood in as little as 15 minutes. All without sanding! It is also is biodegradable and does not contain solvents or bleach, making is safe to use in multiple environments.


Deco 2.5L packagingOwatrol Deco

Owatrol Deco is a rust inhibiting, oil-based multi-surface paint with a high gloss finish, suitable for use on all surfaces. It’s available in 10 RAL colours and does not require any priming or undercoating before use.

As Owatrol Deco contains Owatrol Oil technology, Owatrol Deco provides exceptional corrosion protection and resistance to the damaging effects of weathering and pollution. As it is a highly saturating product, Owatrol Deco can be applied directly on to rusted surfaces. This provides long-lasting protection and extends the lifetime of the surface.


Deks Olje D1 packagingDeks Olje D1

Deks Olje D1 is a highly saturating wood oil. It drives out any moisture and air in the wood and fills the pores with oil. This enriches and stabilises the wood to provide long-lasting protection. As it is a saturating product, it does not form a film on the surface of the wood but instead protects from within. This means it will not peel or crack.

Deks Olje D1 provides protection against humidity and its effects as well as against damage from UV rays. When applied in marine environments, D1 can be applied both above and below the waterline.


Deks Olje D2Deks Olje D2

Deks Olje D2 is a varnish-like, tough, flexible and durable finish that enhances the natural beauty of wood. Once dry, it creates a highly flexible film which moves with the wood to prevent peeling and flaking.

Deks Olje D2 is very easy to apply and the more coats you apply the more high gloss the finish will be.

On boats, D2 can be used for all applications above the waterline. Due to the high gloss finish of D2 it is not suitable for surfaces which will be walked on as this would make it very slippery.

Please note, before using Deks Olje D2, all wood surfaces should be treated and protected with a coat of Deks Olje D1 saturating wood oil.

Thank you so much for sending us over these pictures Neil, we think ‘T Swarte Schaep looks fantastic!


So there you have it, the case study of a 1907 Dutch barge restored with Owartol products!

Have you completed a project using Owatrol products and would like to be featured on our blog? Then send us over some before and after pics to sales@owatroluk.com or via any of our social media pages along with which product/s you used and we will be in touch!

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