Before Using Owatrol D1
Surfaces must first be clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, grime, mildew and previous coatings.
Treat any mildew with a 50/50 bleach/water solution.
Scrub the solution on to the surface and allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly.
After stripping and cleaning, allow the wood to dry for 2-3 good drying days before applying Deks Olje D1.
D1 may only be applied to bare wood surfaces or a weathered wood surface that was previously ﬁnished with Deks Olje D1.
All other ﬁnishes must be completely and thoroughly removed first. If necessary sand the surface after cleaning and/or stripping (100 grit paper).
Interior – Sand wood with 100 grit paper to open the pores, dust off and degrease the surface with methylated spirits.
Exterior – Prepare as for interior wood or treat the surface with Aquuanett and then neutralise with Net-Trol
New wood surfaces have a hard shiny surface called mill glaze that prevents maximum penetration and bonding of any ﬁnish; sanding or treating the wood with Aquanett removes this, ensuring maximum performance of the ﬁnish.
WEATHERED WOOD SURFACES (UNTREATED)
Clean weathered wood with Net-Trol to remove the loose wood ﬁbres, dirt and other surface contaminants.
If the wood is severely contaminated, clean it with Aquanett and neutralise with Net-Trol.
PREVIOUSLY OILED SURFACES
All other oils or sealers must be completely and thoroughly removed with Aquanettand stripped surfaces neutralised with Net-Trol, before applying Deks Olje D1.
PREVIOUSLY COATED SURFACES (PAINT, STAIN, VARNISH, WATERPROOFERS)
All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed with Dilunett and stripped surfaces neutralised with Net-Trol before applying Deks Olje D1.
Note: Hardwoods including exotic hardwoods and woods rich in tannins (i.e. Cedar, Douglas Fir, Teak, Ipe) may darken with Aquanett and Dilunett. Neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.