Frequently Asked Questions - Owatrol Textrol

Q:
What is Owatrol Textrol

A:
Owatrol Textrol is a high solids, clear penetrating exterior oil based finish for wood. It may be used on decks, cladding, fences, shake roofs and garden furniture. It is ideal for both soft and hardwoods. 

 


 

Q:
Why is Owatrol Textrol unique?

A:
It combines high solids with the ability to penetrate deep into the wood, actually strengthening the wood and giving it outstanding resistance to weathering and moisture attack. It has excellent mildew resistance and maintains the rich natural beauty of the wood.

 


 

Q:
How can Owatrol Textrol be applied?

A:
By brush, roller, garden sprayer of low-pressure airless spray at 700 psi (.011 - .015 tip). When spraying, always back brush or back roll to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage.

 


 

Q:
Can Owatrol Textrol be used on new wood?

A:
No, it is important to allow new wood to weather for at least 12 months. This weathering process breaks down mill glaze, allows excess moisture to escape and opens the grain so that the Owatrol Textrol can penetrate properly. It also allows natural chemical extractives in the wood, which cause staining, to escape. Use Owatrol Seasonite to protect and stabilise the wood during its weathering period. 

 


 

Q:
How do i prepare weathered wood for Owatrol Textrol?

A:
Clean weathered wood with Net-trol wood cleaner and colour restorer. Allow the wood to dry thoroughly, 2-3 warm drying days, prior to applying Owatrol Textrol.

 


 

Q:
How many coats of Owatrol Textrol should be applied?

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Apply two wet on wet coats. As one coat is absorbed, apply the second coat. Do not allow Owatrol Textrol to become touch dry or dry between coats. After 10-15minutes of applying the second coat, wipe up any excess Owatrol Textrol that has not penetrated with a clean, dry cloth to avoid shiny spots.

 


 

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When can I apply Owatrol Textrol?

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Apply Owatrol Textrol when the ambient temperature is between 5oC and 35oC. Do not apply if cold or wet weather is expected within 48 hours. Avoid applying in direct sunlight, applyingOwatrol Textrol to hot woods limits its penetration. 

 


 

Q:
How oftern should Owatrol Textrol be maintained?

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There are several factors that determine how often Owatrol Textrol needs maintenance. These are primarily: Type of wood - soft or hard; Elevation - horizontal or vertical and Facing - north, south etc.

As a guide, Softwoods - every 18 months - 2year (3-5 years on vertical surfaces)
Hardwoods - every 12-18 months (2-4 years on vertical surfaces)

Applying an additional coat of Owatrol Textrol when required will bring back the wood's natural beauty. Using Net-trol prior to applying Owatrol Textrol will clean the surface and remove any weathering that might be apparent.

 


 

Q:
Can Owatrol Textrol be tinted?

A:
Yes, add 5-10 grames of oil-based tint per litre of Owatrol Textrol or 60mls of oil based transparent stain per litre of Textrol. Use wood tone colours only.

 


 

Q:
Can Owatrol Textrol be used internally?

A:
No, it is not advisable to use products contains mildewicides internally.