How to revive a narrowboat

Polytrol used to revive a narrowboat

We have recently received some photos from a happy customer that used Polytrol to revive their narrowboat – did you know that Polytrol can be used on boats too?

What is Polytrol?

Polytrol is a deep penetrating oil which restores the original colour and appearance of dull or tarnished plastics, metals, tiles, painted surfaces and more! It penetrates the surface, re-wetting the pigments to restore their lustre and colour which has been lost through exposure to sunlight, rain and pollution.

Polytrol can also be used on fibreglass and gelcoats, so is perfect for use on boats. This customer used Polytrol to revive her narrowboat and the results are amazing!

After applying Polytrol to a narrowboat

Here is what Tsai has to say:

Polytrol was recommended to me by many other boaters. The paintwork on my 58’ narrowboat was sound but dull and lifeless.

Polytrol is easy to apply with a brush or soft cloth. After about ten minutes, I just buffed it with a clean cloth. Amazed at the results and I’ve had lots of positive comments.

We think you’ll agree her boat looks fantastic!

After applying Polytrol to a anarrowboat

Is it easy to use?

Polytrol is very simple to apply and can be used on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. All you need is a cloth or soft brush and you will have beautiful results in just 10 minutes!

It dries to a tough and long-lasting flexible finish which does not leave a film – this means it won’t peel or flake.

Available in sizes from 100ml to 1 litre and even a 250ml spray can, we are certain there will be a size for what ever your next project is.


We have many previous posts about Polytrol being used for all sorts of things. We have highlighted just a few of them below:

So there you have it, now you know how to revive a narrowboat with Polytrol! If you have any other tips, tricks, or advice, please feel free to comment below and share!

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