About Us

About Owatrol Coatings USA

Owatrol Coatings USA produce a range of high-quality, long-lasting coatings which offer exceptional protection and superior finish. We pride ourselves on our reputation as being ‘The Professional’s Choice’ and with products which have been established for over 70 years, we can be sure that when purchasing from us you will get a product of the highest quality.

Our wood care products provide superior and long term protection against the elements and our wide range of finish types is perfect for every taste. Our wood care range takes you right through from surface preparation to final finish and we have products for new, weathered and previously coated wood surfaces both hardwood and softwood as well as specific products for decking, sheds, fences and cladding.

Owatrol products for the decorating market provide solutions for a variety of problems encountered by the professional and amateur alike including mold treatment and prevention, painting on shiny surfaces and in difficult conditions, getting a professional paint finish with conditioners and more.

Our comprehensive metal protection range includes rust inhibiting primers and finishes for a range of applications including for use within hostile marine environments and within the automotive industry. With the use of Owatrol Oil technology our metal protection products allow you to protect and finish both new and rusted metal surfaces effectively.

You can order Owatrol products directly from our website.

The Team

At Owatrol Coatings USA we have a small, dedicated family team and we work hard to provide high-quality products, quick delivery and excellent customer service. With our extensive product knowledge, there are not many questions we can’t answer so do get in touch if you need some advice!

The Durieu Group

Durieu is a family name, before being the name of a Group; and indeed the story of this Group is one of a family company.

In 1923 Georges Durieu, great grandfather of current CEO Thibault Durieu, started importing and exporting non-metallic car body parts, including brake linings.

In 1933, his son Paul-Henri, a chemist, started changing the direction of the company by developing and launching the first lubricant on the French market. This product was to help the dismantling of automobile body parts and at the same time reinforce the core business. Between the 2 World wars, Durieu became a specialist of maintenance products, especially with Transyl and Compensyl, whilst moving forward in the automotive field.

In 1956, The Flood Co, from the US, was looking for distributors for their rust inhibitor. Durieu started importing the product from the US and refilling in its own cans, and so Rustol was born.

In 1963, with volume increasing, The Flood Co. decided to grant a manufacturing Licence for Europe. With General De Gaulle having decided to quit NATO, the license was granted to the Norwegian Co. Olsen & Wang.

During the 1960’s, Owatrol was born, and all European distributors were purchasing from Norway. Durieu however, had agreed that when volumes reached a certain level manufacturing would be permitted in France.

Early in 1970 that volume was reached, and production of Rustol was launched at a specially designed plant in Bondoufle, near Paris, France. Shortly thereafter, Southern Europe was purchasing directly from Durieu’s new plant in Bondoufle.

In 2004 The Flood Co offers Durieu the opportunity to take over the distribution of Owatrol products to absorb Northern Europe due to its modern manufacturing premises. At the same time, a European distribution company is established in Barcelona – Owatrol International.

In 2006 Durieu became a shareholder in Owatrol International.

In 2008 the Durieu Group bought out Belgian brands Linitop & De Keyn and acquired the remaining shares in Owatrol International. Durieu now owns and controls all three brands, which has been developed and promoted over the past 50 years.

Today, the Durieu Group has taken on a new dimension, without straying from its core values and historical roots. The company develops and distributes wood and steel care products for pros and general consumers in more than 50 countries worldwide.

And the story continues…