*Owatrol Aquatrol

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Product Description

Please note, this product is now discontinued. Contact our technical team for a suitable alternative.

Owatrol Aquatrol is a saturating finish to revitalise exterior softwoods, such as douglas fir, pine, spruce or cedar. Suitable for decking, cladding, fences and other outdoor wooden furnitures.

Owatrol Aquatrol is a water-based, saturating finish with a gel consistency that has been developed in such a way to revitalise and restore water-beaten, dried-out decks and exterior wood. This innovatively designed product works to rejuvenate wood and restore the rich, warm, natural appearance of wood.

Best Uses

Owatrol Aquatrol offers excellent penetration power and works exceptionally to beautify exterior wooden surfaces. On an external basis, Owatrol Aquatrol provides excellent resistance to the ongoing effects of moisture and UV light, offering a finish that will not crack, blister or flake when exposed to these conditions, as well as being mould and mildew resistant.

  • Protects and enhances the beauty of exterior wood
  • Long lasting natural look
  • Excellent penetration
  • Non film-forming - No peeling. No flaking
  • Mildew resistant finish
  • Easy application. Gel formula - Does not run
  • Easy to maintain. No stripping. No sanding


General Directions:
Surfaces must be thoroughly 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 surface and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes; rinse thoroughly.

After cleaning, allow wood to dry 2-3 good drying days or until it has reached a moisture content of 18 % or less before applying finish. Owatrol Aquatrol may only be applied to bare wood surfaces or a weathered wood surface that was previously finished with Owatrol Aquatrol. ALL other finishes must be completely and thoroughly removed. If necessary sand surface after cleaning and/or stripping (80 grit paper).

New wood surfaces:
Owatrol Aquatrol may only be applied to weathered wood. All new wood should be treated with Owatrol Seasonite and allowed to weather 6-12 months before applying Owatrol Aquatrol.

Weathered wood surfaces (untreated):
Wood that has weathered longer than 6 months or turned grey should be cleaned with Owatrol Net-Trol to remove all loose wood fibres, dirt and other surface contaminants before applying Owatrol Aquatrol.

Previously oiled surfaces:
All other oils or sealers must be completely and thoroughly removed with Owatrol Prepdeck and the stripped surface neutralised with Owatrol Net-Trol before applying Owatrol Aquatrol.

Previously coated surfaces (paint, stain, varnish…):
All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed with Owatrol Dilunett, Owatrol Prepdeck or Owatrol CDKP 90 and the stripped surface neutralised with Owatrol Net-Trol before applying Owatrol Aquatrol.

Solvent (oil or alkyd based finishes): Strip with Owatrol Dilunett neutralise with Owatrol Net-Trol.

Acrylic finishes - Water-based: Strip with Owatrol Prepdeck, neutralise with Owatrol Net-Trol.

Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes,...: Strip with Owatrol CDKP 90. For woods high in tannins please contact us for additional information and advice.

Surface and Environment

Owatrol Aquatrol should only be applied to dry, clean bare wood and has been designed specifically for application to softwoods, such as douglas fir, pine, spruce or cedar in particular. Decks, cladding, fences and other other outdoor furnitures are ideal for application using Owatrol Aquatrol. Being highly water and UV resistant, this product offers long lasting performance and results.

Technical Details


  • Can be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces
  • Waterbased gel for outdoor wood
  • Easy to use
  • Impregnates, isolates and protects wood against weathering
  • Non film forming - can be touched up locally; does not flake
  • Easy maintenance with one coat only
  • Enhances the natural beauty of wood ; matt-sheen finish
  • Ideal on softwood (douglas fir, pin, spruce,...) and more specifically cedar.


  • Aquatrol can be used on decks, cladding, roofs, fences, outdoor furnitures
  • Do not use internally.

Recommendations before use    

  • Always apply Aquatrol on dry wood (moisture content below 19%)
  • Only apply on clean bare wood (remove previous coatings); degrease if necessary
  • Do not apply Aquatrol on new timber
  • Stir well before use
  • Do not use on hardwood or plywood

Technical Info

Components: Single Pack
Type: Water Based
Finish: Matt Sheen
Stock Colours: Clear and Golden Oak
Tintable: No
VOC Content: 130 g/L
Volume Solids: 27%
Suitable Substrates: For exterior wood
Application Method: Brush, Medium Pile Roller or Airless Spray
Theoretical Coverage: Initial: 5 m2 per litre per 2 coats.
Maintenance: 10-12 m² per litre.
Coverage will vary depending on type, age and texture of wood.
Wet Film Thickness (WFT):
Dry Film Thickness (DFT):
Induction Time: -
Pot Life: -
Surface Dry:
Overcoatable: Apply wet on wet
Fully Cured: 24 hours at 20°C
Cleaner / Thinner: Clean all tools and equipment with soap and water while still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
Shelf Life: 1 year minimum in original unopened packaging
Packaging: Available in 1, 5 and 20 Litres

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