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Owatrol and the Velodrome - The journey continues!

It has taken some time but we have finally been given authorisation to officially promote the project with the Olympic Velodrome.  Some may be aware but many will not, that Textrol Oil was originally applied to the Western Red Cedar cladding on the external sides of the Velodrome in 2011.  Having visited site last week for the maintenance contract which launches this month, the timber is still looking great and this is thanks to the excellent protective qualities of Textrol Oil.



Added by Gary Coniam on June 20, 2014 at 13:52 — No Comments

Owatrol Net-trol Removes Rust Stains from Sandstone Paving

Another absolutely delighted Owatrol customer after we had suggested using Net-trol to remove rust stains from their very expensive sandstone paving.

David contacted us as it had been suggested that Net-trol would be able to remove the stains that were caused by metal furniture being left on the newly laid slabs when they treated their lawn with anti-fungicidal products.  Having just spent £6k on having the paving installed, David tried many different chemicals which had little or…


Added by Gary Coniam on June 6, 2012 at 14:40 — No Comments

Owatrol AP2 used at its best!

We recently worked with a architect who had a client that wanted to achieve the 'weathered grey' appearance from the outset.  The timber used was oak and the client wanted to have as little maintenance as possible.

We specified Owatrol AP2 which offers the weathered grey appearance and because it is produced with Owatrol Oil technology, it will prevent movement in the timber from transformation of moisture.  The other point to consider was as the timber being used was oak, there is…


Added by Gary Coniam on May 18, 2012 at 9:33 — No Comments

Another client delighted with Owatrol products!

We recently received a cry for help from a client who had the following problem (taken from their email):

'Query: Hi, we are in the process of installing a new Balu deck, due to the recent wet weather in the UK the un-treated deck has gone slightly grey as it\'s dried out from a few days of heavy rain.


Can you advise me, as it\'s only minor weathering shall I just apply DEKS OLJE D1 or will I need to clean…


Added by Gary Coniam on May 17, 2012 at 15:11 — No Comments

Olympic Velodrome uses Owatrol Textrol Oil

We have been itching to announce this as the most prestigious project to date in the UK for Owatrol products.


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 is some evidence out there now.…


Added by Gary Coniam on May 11, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Owatrol Products Maintain the Royal Yacht Britannia

For some time now Owatrol wood care solutions have been used to maintain the timber on the Royal Yacht Britannia.  I realise that this is not decking related as such, but offers further insight as to the quality and applications for using Owatrol oils to protect and preserve timber.

The key products being used for the yacht are Deks Olje D1 & D2 along with Net-trol Wood Cleaner & Colour Restorer.  D1 is used heavily in marine applications as it is suitable both above and below…


Added by Gary Coniam on May 4, 2012 at 12:34 — No Comments

Owatrol Products Revive an Ageing Deck Once More

For those of you that have not yet experienced the affects that Owatrol can make to old, weathered timber, then I hope this can offer an insight...

A client in the south of the country was looking to have their decking restored as it had become grey and weathered having been left untreated since it had been laid two years previously.…


Added by Gary Coniam on December 5, 2011 at 12:08 — No Comments

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