Woodcare Solutions how to guide booklet

Wood Care Solutions Guide Roundup

We had our great new Owatrol Wood Care Solutions How to Guide produced recently and we have been featuring expanded how-to guides based on it in our news section. Here you can find all of the how-to guides in one place!

How to remove mill glaze

This how-to guide walks you step-by-step through the process of removing mill glaze from new wood. Mill glaze can prevent your chosen finish from penetrating the new wood and so will affect its performance. It is necessary to remove it before applying any finish to your wood.

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How to clean untreated wood

Before and after Net-Trol on a garden table

Find out how to return your wood to its natural colour and remove dirt and grime before applying a finish. If your wood has turned grey and has been left untreated then this guide will help you to restore it to its former glory!

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How to strip treated decking & wood surfaces

This how-to guide gives clear instructions on how to remove previous finishes from decking and other wood surfaces, a necessary procedure before applying a new finish. Not doing this can mean that when it comes to applying your chosen finish, you won’t get the high quality looking finish you are after.

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How to finish & protect hardwood decking

These instructions walk you through how to finish and protect your decking if it is built using a hardwood. From surface preparation through to finishing and maintenance this handy how-to guide has it all.

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How to treat & finish weathered wood

Step by step instructions for preparing, cleaning and finishing your wood surfaces which have been left untreated and are now weathered. This guide is perfect for you if your wood is not new but has not been treated before. For brand new wood see the guide about removing mill glaze and if your wood has been treated before then use the guide for stripping treated wood!

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How to treat softwood decking

Garden deck after application of Deks Olje D1

This how-to guide walks you through preparing and treating your decking if it is built using softwood. It is also perfect if you’re looking for a particularly environmentally-friendly approach as it is completed entirely using water-based rather than oil-based products. Oil-based alternatives are also available for softwood surfaces if you wish.

Read more about how to treat softwood decking…

We hope you found this post on a woodcare solutions guide 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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3 thoughts on “Wood Care Solutions Guide Roundup

  1. Hi, I have a front door (8 years old) previously treated with a coat of Textrol (Golden oak) each year after a light sand (Netrol wasn’t used in between coats). The door has darkened, some parts weathered moreso and I would like to improve the overall appearance. It is exposed to sun and weather.
    Your site is very informative, however I should be grateful if you could advise on the best products to use – I am presuming I should treat with Aquanett, then Netrol and not sure if I should finish with Textrol HES or D1 Pro – will this restore a uniform golden/mid oak colour? I understand the door is part oak veneers and you recommend seeking your advice where oak is involved.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    1. Hi Adrian,

      I have sent your enquiry to our technical team and will have a response for you as soon as possible.

      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

    2. Hi Adrian,
      The process you need to follow is to clean with Net-Trol and then apply maintenance coats of Textrol Golden Oak. The darker patches are likely to be dead wood fibres which the Net-Trol will remove.
      If you need any further help then please don’t hesitate to ask.
      The Owatrol Team

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