Boat's bulwarks and trim finished with Deks Olje D1

Customer protects boat bulwarks and trim with Deks Olje D1

We are always happy to hear from customers who have questions about our products. Not only does it give us a chance to see what projects our customers are embarking on, it also enables us to give personal advice on which products are best suited for a particular purpose.

Earlier this year, we heard from one happy customer, Stewart, who had just used Deks Olje D1 penetrating wood oil to finish the bulwarks and trim on a Bristol Channel Cutter.

Boat's bulwarks and trim finished with Deks Olje D1

Deks Olje D1 is ideal for use in marine environments

This saturating hardwood oil has been designed to penetrate wood and drive out any moisture and air. The pores are then filled with oil, protecting the wood from within. One of the main advantages of this product is that it isn’t film forming. Instead, it moves with the wood preventing peeling and flaking. It is easy to maintain, with no sanding or stripping required.

It can also be applied both above and below the waterline, making it ideal for marine environments.

No need to use Deks Olje D2 afterwards

After applying D1 to his boat, Stewart contacted us to say how much he liked it. He also wondered whether he was able to leave it as it was and then re-apply later in the coming years or whether he needed to use D2 high gloss varnish.

We were happy to confirm that he was absolutely fine to use Deks Olje D1 by itself, as this would keep the wood protected from UV and moisture damage.

We advised Stewart that in the future, the wood would gradually turn grey, at which point Stewart could give it a clean with Deck Cleaner and then reapply D1.

Additionally, we recommended that he performed maintenance touch-ups as and when required but that no sanding would be necessary in order to do this.

Deks Olje D2 is our flexible high gloss oil

Stewart mentioned that he was concerned that if he did have to use D2 (which we confirmed he did not), it would peel and then he would have to go to the effort of stripping the wood again.

We’re happy to report that Stewart’s concerns about using D2 are absolutely unnecessary. D2 is our flexible high gloss oil. It has been designed so that it flexes and moves with the wood, so will not peel, blister or flake.

Additionally, the more coats you apply the glossier the finish will be. Simple touch-up maintenance can be carried out with no need to strip previous coats.

All surfaces should be treated with D1 before applying D2. However, the application of D2 after D1 is not necessary – it’s personal preference.

“It looks great”

In response to our answer to his query, Stewart came back to us and said:

Fantastic and thanks for the reply. Just completed the D1 and it looks great I think I made a good choice”.

That’s another happy customer ready to set sail with a boat that is protected by one of our products. We’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us puff up with pride.

Please remember, it’s always important to read the full instructions when using Owatrol Products. There are more in depth application instructions, safety and clean up instructions etc. that are not fully included in our articles.

We hope you found this post on Deks Olje D1 and D2 being used on a boat 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!

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2 thoughts on “Customer protects boat bulwarks and trim with Deks Olje D1

  1. Hi just used your D1 product on top rail of old wooden rowboat. Gave it several coats within 30 mins and the some more after that. I was happy with the finish when I was applying but after a few how’s “drying” it has left a fairly splotchy look. Wondering if Inshould sand back and reapply. I am not sure of timber. Might be a white oak.

    1. Hi there Peter,

      We’re sorry to hear you have had a disappointing result using D1 on your boat.

      This likely has happened due to the damp and moisture in the air this time of year which causes issues when it comes to drying effectively, as well as limited daylight hours and next to no sunshine.

      If you could forward us an email address or a contact number to, we can speak with you directly and assist you further.

      All the best,
      The Owatrol UK Team

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