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Top decking transformations using Owatrol

Take a look at our favourite decking transformations from the Owatrol community using Owatrol products. It might help you decide on which product is the best option for you!

Wood oil finishes

We have a wide variety of oil-based wood finishes available. Our most popular ones are Deks Olje D1, Textrol and Aquadecks.

Deks Olje D1

Deks Olje D1 is a clear wood oil that gives a matte finish that enhances the natural beauty of the wood. It’s easy to maintain with a simple clean and reapplication, so no sanding or stripping is required.

D1 saturates deep into the surface of the wood pushing out any moisture and air present and filling the wood’s pores with oil. This stabilizes the wood to provide long-lasting premium protection.

As it saturates into the wood it does not form a film on the surface. This allows for protection to come from within so therefore will not peel or crack.

Deks Olje D1 can be used on both hard and softwood and has been specially developed for dense, oily and difficult to impregnate woods. You can use Deks Olje D1 on both horizontal and vertical surfaces and so is perfect for use on decking as well as sheds, fences and outdoor furniture.

Take a look at this previous blog post where a customer used Deks Olje D1 on their IPE deck to learn more.


Textrol is a deeply saturating wood oil finish for exterior soft and hardwood. As it is a penetrative product it protects the wood from within. This means that there is no film on the surface and as such, it will not peel or flake.

Textrol enhances the natural beauty of the wood whilst providing a mildew-resistant finish with exceptional and long-lasting protection from the effects of moisture, weathering and UV rays.

One of the best parts is that Textrol is applied wet-on-wet which saves time as you don’t need to wait for coats to dry during application. The maintenance is also very easy with only local touch-ups required, so there is no laborious sanding.

Just like Deks Olje D1, Textrol can also be applied to both horizontal and vertical surfaces. This makes it perfect for application on decks, sheds, fences, outdoor furniture and more.

Take a look at this previous blog post where a customer used Textrol on a balau garden deck.

Image credit to R&A Pressure Washing Services Ltd.


Aquadecks is a penetrating water-based wood finish that leaves a long-lasting, rich, matte finish for all woods. For easy application, Aquadecks is ready to use, applied wet-on-wet (so no waiting around for hours between coats to dry) and has a low odor.

Similar to Deks Olje D1 and Textrol, Aquadecks saturates and stabilizes wood from within. Because of this, there is no film left on the surface of the wood and so will not peel or flake.

Due to Aquadecks being a water-based finish, clean up is very easy with just soap and water needed. You can also apply Aquadecks to horizontal and vertical surfaces, but not only that, it can also be used on internal wood!

Take a look at this previous blog post where a customer used Aquadecks on reeded decking.

Image credit to R&A Pressure Washing Services Ltd.

Opaque wood finishes

We also supply an opaque wood finish, S.C.S (solid color stain).

Decking Paint

Owatrol S.C.S is a premium, opaque, matte finish suitable for use on new wood, weathered wood as well as previously treated wood. It is fortified with Owatrol’s Easy Bond which helps it provide unsurpassed adhesion.

Our S.C.S range is available in 10 colors and is very easy to use with just 2 coats needed in most cases. It provides long-lasting protection, even on high-traffic garden decking and when applied correctly to bare wood, it is guaranteed against peeling or flaking for 5 years.

Light gray deck image credit to Amazing Productions & Channel 4. Project credits to Karl Harrison Design.

So there you have it. Some of our top decking transformations using Owatrol products.

We hope you found this post helpful. If you have any other tips, tricks or advice, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

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2 thoughts on “Top decking transformations using Owatrol

  1. I made a mistake in overapplied Deks Loje D1. How do I remove the excess oil without having to redo the board completely?

    1. Hi Lea,

      If you have overapplied D1, meaning it hasn’t soaked into the wood and has left a film on the surface, you can sand the surface. Once you have removed the dust, you should wipe the surface using a cloth soaked in Deks Olje D1 and very well wrung out.

      Hope this helps!
      The Owatrol Team

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