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Wood Care

With such a wide variety of wood care products; from strippers to cleaners and finishings to paints, we’re confident Owatrol will have the perfect product for your next project.

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Aquadecks applied to wooden cladding

Timber cladding is becoming more and more popular, likely due to its great aesthetics, coupled with its easy maintenance. If looked after, wood cladding can not only look great, but can last for many years. How do I protect wood cladding? Step 1. Remove existing coatings Step 2. Neutralise your wood Step 3. Finish and […]

hardwood decking vs composite wood decking

Having a garden deck has become more and more popular and because of this, there are now a wide variety of decking materials available on the market. Having a hardwood deck has been the go to material for as long as garden decks have been around. However, as the times have changed, so have people’s […]

Textrol on garden fence

One of the best ways to protect your fences is with a saturating oil. This is because products that create a ‘protective film’ on top of the wood do not last long and will always eventually flake, chip or peel away leaving the wood exposed to the elements. However, before we get ahead of ourselves […]

Deks Olje D1 on a garden deck

Maintaining your garden deck is important to make sure it looks its best for years to come. If your deck has been finished with an Owatrol product, then maintenance should be minimal. However, if you have used a wood finish that is not Owatrol, then you will need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on maintenance […]

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 […]