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Owatrol Textrol

From £34.12

Penetrating Oil Finish

Textrol is a penetrating wood oil finish which saturates the wood to protect it from within. For use on soft and hardwoods to protect against UV damage and moisture.


  • Use on horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  • Excellent penetration- Textrol should be in the wood not on the surface.
  • Non-film forming – will not crack, peel or flake.
  • Protects against moisture and UV damage.
  • Quick and easy to apply – “wet on wet” application.
  • Provides mildew resistance.
  • Easy maintenance – no stripping or sanding.

Where to use

  • Soft or hardwoods: Cedar, Larch, Pine (pressure treated or not), Ash, Oak etc.
  • Can be applied to both horizontal surfaces (decks, walkways etc) and vertical surfaces (cladding, shingles, fences etc) and other exterior wood structures.
  • Do not use on new wood – use Seasonite

Surface Preparation

General directions

  • Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, grime, mildew and previous coatings.
  • Treat mildew with a 50/50 bleach/water solution. Scrub solution on to the surface and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes; rinse thoroughly.
  • After cleaning, allow the wood to dry 2-3 good drying days or until it has reached a moisture content of 18% or less before applying Textrol.
  • Textrol may only be applied to bare wood surfaces or a weathered wood surface that was previously finished with Textrol. ALL other finishes must be completely and thoroughly removed.
  • If necessary sand surface after cleaning and/or stripping (80 grit paper).

New wood surfaces

  • Textrol may only be applied to weathered wood. All new wood should be treated with Seasonite and allowed to weather 12 months before applying Textrol.

Weathered wood surfaces (untreated)

  • Wood that has weathered longer than 12 months or turned grey should be cleaned with Net-Trol to remove all loose wood fibres, dirt and other surface contamination before applying Textrol.

Previously oiled surfaces

  • All other oils or sealers must be completely and thoroughly removed with Aquanett or Prepdeck and the stripped surface neutralised with Net-Trol before applying Textrol.

Previously coated surfaces (paint, stain, varnish etc)

  • All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed with Dilunett, Prepdeck or DSP 800 before applying Textrol.
  • Solvent (oil or alkyd-based finishes): Strip with Dilunett, neutralise with Net-Trol.

Acrylic finishes – Water-based

  • Strip with Prepdeck, neutralise with Net-Trol.
  • Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes etc: Strip with DSP 800.
    Note: Aquanett, Prepdeck and Dilunett may darken hardwoods including exotic hardwoods and woods rich in tannins i.e. Cedar, Douglas Fir, Teak, Ipe, Oak etc neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the wood’s colour.


  • Apply an application of Textrol and allow to penetrate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Apply a second application and allow to penetrate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Repeat this procedure until the wood is saturated i.e. will accept no more oil.
  • Do not allow Textrol to become touch dry or dry between coats (apply “wet on wet”).
  • Once the timber is saturated, always brush out or wipe up any excess product that has not penetrated to avoid shiny spots.
  • The appearance of Textrol gradually lightens over time due to exposure to the sun and UV rays. When the wood has lightened to a light grey colour, it is time for a maintenance application.
  • Refer to the packaging for the maintenance procedure.

Coverage: Initial: 5 m² per litre per 2 coats. Maintenance: 10 m² – 12 m² per litre.
Application tools:  Brush, Roller, Spray: Airless HVLP, Garden Sprayer. 
Application temperature: Between 5°C and 35°C.
Drying: 24 hours.
Clean-up: Clean all tools and equipment with white spirits whilst still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
NOTE: Any rags etc soaked in Textrol may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Rags etc must be saturated with water after use or placed in a sealed, water-filled metal container, before disposing of with household waste.