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Interior Wood Stain & Protection

Interior hard woods require careful care and attention and often demand a higher level of attention to detail and finesse. As such, we would make the following recommendations to achieve a flawless colourless finish of your interior wood surfaces. New Wood First degrease the wood surface with denatured alcohol Then sand the wood (100 grain […]

Decking finished with Owatrol products

Hard woods usually also require treatment when new with Seasonite in the same way as soft woods do. The products we would suggest for protecting and enhancing exterior hard woods surfaces depend on the type of wood you have to work with. New Wood First treat the new wood with Seasonite and leave for 6-12 months […]

Exterior wood preserver

Once prepared and cleaned, it is necessary to apply protective treatments to wood surfaces to prevent ongoing damage which can be costly! Depending on the type of wood you have, we would recommend a different selection of products. New wood First use Seasonite new wood protection Leave for 6-12 months to weather Protect with a […]

Nettrol used on table

Before you apply any protective product, it is important that the wood is prepared correctly. Depending on its surface, different techniques may be needed. Preparing new wood (Deglazing) Regardless of whether they are durable by nature or pressure treated, soft woods are vulnerable during their first year of exposure to weather. The recommended product for […]

Stacked wooden logs

It is essential to understand the nature of wood to protect it effectively. Nowadays, we choose wood because it’s beautiful to look at and it’s a sustainable material. It is warmer than bricks and metal but it requires a little more care.  If we want to preserve its natural beauty, a small amount of maintenance […]

International Velodrome wooden cladding

We have been itching to announce this as the most prestigious project to date in the UK for Owatrol products. International Velodrome uses Owatrol Textrol Oil More than 1,600 litres of Textrol Oil Clear were applied to the Velodrome and whilst we still cannot produce a proper case study until the games has finished, there […]