Owatrol Aquanett
Owatrol Aquanett

Owatrol Aquanett

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Owatrol Aquanett

Owatrol Aquanett is a powerful, biodegradable, water washable remover and cleaner that strips out new, old and encrusted oils from exterior wooden surfaces blackened by UV rays and also cleans severely weathered wood.

Free from solvents and paraffin, it is suitable for environmentally sensitive areas as its gel consistency means it will not run, making it perfect for use on vertical surfaces.

Easy to apply and fast-acting, Aquanett quickly and efficiently removes the mill glaze, which is created in the manufacturing process, from the surface of new wood, thus improving the penetration and adhesion of a finish.

Please contact us for additional information and advice prior to using Aquanett on Oak and Chestnut.

Ideal uses for Aquanett

  • Can be used on all exterior wood; Pressure-treated woods, Softwoods, Hardwoods, Thermowood etc
  • Exterior wood surfaces; Garden furniture, Decking, Cladding etc
  • Perfect for horizontal or vertical surfaces due to its gel-like consistency.
  • Biodegradable making it great for use in environmentally sensitive areas.
  • For wood that requires the removal of mill glaze, making sure you get the best possible finish.

Important things to remember

  • Do not allow the product to sit on the surface for any longer than 5 minutes.
  • Always neutralise with Net-Trol after using Aquanett – this is to stop the active ingredient from continuing to strip the wood.

Surface Preparation

  • Remove any loose and flaking finish.
  • Brush off any physical surface contamination i.e. moss, general dirt etc


Removal of oils and mill glaze

NB: The use of hot water makes the job easier.

  • Apply a thick coat of Aquanett over the whole surface to be stripped. For large areas work in zones.
  • Allow product to work (max 5 minutes).
  • Scrub surface with stiff nylon scrubbing brush while flushing with water, alternatively use a pressure washer (max. 60 bars / 870 psi).
  • Thoroughly rinse the surface after stripping with fresh clean water.
  • After stripping and rinsing, surfaces must immediately be treated with Net-Trol while still wet to neutralise the surface.

Clean up

Due to Aquanett being biodegradable all you require for clean up is water.

Things to remember

  • Always carry out a preliminary test prior to commencing the job.
  • Wear chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing.
  • Hardwoods including exotic hardwoods and woods rich in tannins i.e. Cedar, Oak, Teak, Ipe etc may darken with Aquanett.
  • Where Aquanett has darkened the wood DO NOT allow it to dry, prior to using Net-Trol.
  • Treat stripped wooden surfaces with Net-Trol to restore the woods original colour.
  • Cover and protect everything you do not wish to strip, including plants and shrubs and any aluminium surfaces.
  • When stripping vertical surfaces, work from bottom to top to avoid streaking.
  • Apply between 5°C and 35°C.
  • Do not apply in direct sunlight or on a hot surface.
  • Do not allow Aquanett to dry on the surface. If drying occurs, dampen with a mist application of water.
  • Please contact us for additional information and advice prior to using Aquanett on Oak and Chestnut.
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