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heat gun and scraper being used to remove paint from window frame

One of the most common questions we get asked about is how to strip paint from wood. So we thought we would create a post with everything you will need to know. Deciding on what to use to remove the paint The three ways you can remove paint are as follows Sanding Heat gun/blow torch […]

Varnish being applied to wood

The best way to ensure the best finish possible is to put in the time and effort in the prep work. The wood you wish to varnish should be: Clean and dry In good condition Free from any previous finishes (depending on condition of the wood) Free from mill glaze New wood New wood should […]

Rust on tiles after Net-Trol

Sadly, it is very common to have rust stains appear on your patio or other stoned areas. These marks usually appear when your garden furniture or other metal equipment begin to rust due to oxidation caused by the weather. This results in rust stains and spots on your tiles. These stains can often be difficult […]

Compoxell used on garden deck

This is the first post in a series that we will be running over the next few weeks in regards to helping you with choosing, installing and maintaining a garden deck. Today we will be explaining the main types of decking as well as giving you the pros and cons of each. Pressure-Treated Softwood Decking Around […]

Seasonite application

Today we are going to explain all the different ways of protecting your new decking. How to protect a new deck If you have a brand new unfinished deck, we recommend using a wood protector like Owatrol Seasonite. New wood is very vulnerable to the elements during its first year, so Seasonite stabilises new wood […]

Compoxell brown before and after

Composite decking is an alternative to hardwood timber decking that is not only attractive but also practical and due to its manufacturing process, is long-lasting. Keeping your composite deck looking its best requires a small amount of maintenance every so often, but fear not, it is easier than you might think. Cleaning One of the […]

How to restore a faded gelcoat with Polytrol

It is a very common problem with boats for their gelcoat to become faded and to lose its shine.  This happens naturally from exposure to the elements such as UV rays, weather and pollution. With this weathering, the surface of the gelcoat errodes and becomes chalky and dull looking. But do not worry, restoring your […]