Owatrol Textrol HES

Non Hazardous
A one coat, penetrating oil finish for softwoods and European hardwoods.
Available in 1, 5 and 20 Litres
From £51.36 £42.80
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Product Description

Owatrol Textrol HES is a microporous wood oil produced from natural plant oils, offers high protection against UV rays, for rough sawn, planed, new and seasoned pressure treated softwoods.

Owatrol Textrol HES wood oil has been specially formulated from natural plant oils to offer a durable finish offering high protection against UV rays from sunlight. Textrol HES is a white spirit based microporous non film forming wood oil that penetrates deep into the timber therefore it will not flake.

Best Uses

Textrol HES is suitable for application to rough sawn, planed, new and seasoned pressure treated softwoods offering excellent resistance to the timber expanding and contracting caused by heat and rain. Owatrol HES wood oil is suitable for many exterior soft woods and pressure treated timbers used in the construction of cabins, siding, decks, fences, garden sheds, pergola's steps and railway sleepers etc.

  • One coat, penetrating oil finish
  • High solids content - Increased UV protection
  • Enhances the natural beauty of the wood
  • Non-film building - No peeling or flaking
  • Microporous - Allows wood to breathe
  • Matt-sheen finish
  • Based on natural oils


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 surface and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes; rinse thoroughly. After cleaning and/or stripping, allow wood to dry 2-3 good drying days or until it has reached a  moisture content of 18 % or less before applying finish.

Owarol Textrol HES can only be applied to bare wood surfaces or weathered surfaces previously finished with Owarol Textrol HES. ALL other finishes MUST be completely and thoroughly removed. If necessary sand surface after cleaning and/or stripping (80 grit paper).

Preparation For New Wood Surfaces:

  • Rough Sawn: Apply Owarol Textrol HES.
  • Planed: New smooth, planed wood has a hard shiny surface called mill-glaze that prevents maximum penetration and adhesion of any finish, this should be removed to ensure maximum performance of the finish. Treat with Owatrol Aquanett or Owatrol Prepdeck and neutralise with Owatrol Net-Trol OR sand with 80 grit paper to open the wood pores, dust off and degrease surface with Methylated Spirits.

Preparation For Weathered Wood Surfaces (untreated):
Wood that has weathered longer than 12 months or turned grey should be cleaned with Owatrol Net-Trol to remove all loose wood fibres, dirt and other surface contaminants. If wood is severely contaminated, clean with Owatrol Aquanett or Owatrol Prepdeck and neutralise with Owatrol Net-Trol.

Preparation For Previously coated surfaces (oiled, paint, stain, varnish...):

Note: Hardwoods and woods rich in tannins e.g. Oak, Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Cedar... may darken with Owatrol AquanettOwatrol Prepdeck and Owatrol Dilunett, neutralising with Owatrol Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.

Use as is. Do not thin. Stir can well before and during application. Apply a single liberal application of Owatrol Textrol HES working in the direction of the grain.
After 15-30 min’s brush out excess to improve penetration and give a uniform finish. Note: Do not create a film. Owatrol Textrol HES is not a surface coating, its place is in the wood not on the surface.

Please consult Manufacturers Product Data Sheet before application.

Cedar – Allow cedar wood to weather for a minimum of 12 months before treatment. Call our technical team for advice on application.

Technical Details


  • Offers high protection against UV rays from sunlight
  • Microporous non film forming wood oil
  • Penetrates deep into the timber
  • Will not flake
  • For exterior use only
  • For horizontal and vertical surfaces
  • Cedar – Allow cedar wood to weather for a minimum of 12 months before treatment. Call our technical team for advice on application.

Technical Info

Components: Single Pack
Type: Based on Natural Oils
Finish: Matt Sheen
Stock Colours: Range of stock colours
Tintable: No
VOC Content: 400 g/L
Volume Solids: 69%
Suitable Substrates: For external wood
Application Method: Brush, Roller or Spray
Theoretical Coverage: 12 m2 per litre
Actual coverage will vary depending on application method, type, texture, age and porosity of the wood.
Wet Film Thickness (WFT): -
Dry Film Thickness (DFT): -
Induction Time: -
Pot Life: -
Surface Dry:
Overcoatable: Apply in one coat
Fully Cured: 24 hours at 20°C
Cleaner / Thinner: Clean all tools and equipment with white sprits whilst still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
Note: Any rags etc. soaked in Owatrol Textrol HES 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 with household waste.
Shelf Life: 2 years in original, unopened container.
Packaging: Available in 1, 5 and 20 Litres
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