Owatrol Deks Olje D1 is a saturating wood oil which feeds the wood to replace lost oils. It drives out any moisture and air present in the wood and fills the pores with oil. This enriches and stabilises the wood to provide long-lasting protection to both interior and exterior timber. It does not form a film on the surface of the wood but protects from within so it will not peel or crack. Deks Olje D1 is a clear oil which gives a clear matt finish enhancing the natural beauty of the wood and it is easy to maintain with no sanding or stripping.
Owatrol Deks Olje D1 has been optimised for dense, oily and difficult to impregnate woods and can be used on horizontal and vertical surfaces. It provides protection against humidity and its effects as well as against damage from UV rays. If applied in marine environments it can be applied both above and below the waterline. It can also be used as a primer for conventional singles pack coatings and decorative finishes. For an intense high gloss finish, topcoat Owatrol Deks Olje D1 with Deks Olje D2.
Ensure all surfaces to be treated are sound, clean, dry and free of any possible contaminants and previous coatings. Treat any mildew with a 50/50 bleach/water solution. Scrub the solution on to the surface, allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes, and 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).
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Start by applying Deks Olje D1 to an area that can be treated in about 15 minutes. As soon as the first application has penetrated (normally 15-30 minutes), apply a second coat. Then continue applying D1 ‘wet on wet’ until a uniform, overall saturation of the wood is achieved. The number of applications needed depends on the wood.
DO NOT allow Deks Olje D1 to become dry or touch dry between applications. Leave the ﬁnal application for 30 minutes, then wipe over the surface to remove excess and puddled material with a rag soaked in Deks Olje D1 and rung out so that it is damp to the touch. If necessary occasionally ring out the cloth to keep it damp. It is important that as much D1 as possible is applied on the ﬁrst day.
Deks Olje D1 must be kept ‘active’, this is done by the ‘wet on wet’ applications and the continual brushing over of the area, which assists and helps achieve maximum penetration. D1 has high penetration; its place is in the wood and not as a surface coating. Allow 3 days for D1 to set-up and dry, before use or in marine uses before putting the boat in service or continuing with Deks Olje D2. Temperature is of very little importance when applying D1.
- Cover everything you do not wish to paint.
- Apply between 5˚C and 35˚C.
- Do not apply in direct sunlight or on to hot surfaces.
- After spray application, always back-brush or back-roll to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage.