Owatrol Aquanett
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Owatrol Aquanett – Removes previously applied oils including teak oil from any external wood surface


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 it’s 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 millglaze, which is created in the manufacturing process, from the surface of new wood, thus improving the penetration and adhesion of a finish.

Please contact Owatrol 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 millglaze, 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.


4m2 per litre


Product Description

Surface Preparation

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


Removal of oils and millglaze

NB: The use of hot water makes the job easier.
Please contact us for additional information and advice prior to using Aquanett on Oak and Chestnut.

  • 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 the surface with a stiff nylon scrubbing brush while flushing with water. To flush the water you can use a pressure washer (max. 60 bars / 870 psi), a garden hose or other water source.
  • 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


Coverage: 4m² per litre
Tools: Synthetic brush/scrubbing brush, roller with synthetic cover
Suitable for: Exterior use
Clean up: Water
Working Time: Up to 5 mins
IMPORTANT: Always neutralise after with Net-Trol
Suitable Surfaces: All exterior wood coated with wood oils