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How to protect a Hutton Garden Shed using Restol Wood Oil

How to protect a Hutton Garden Shed using Restol Wood OilA “How to” video showing how to construct a Hutton Garden Shed and then treat it using the fabulous Restol Wood Oil.


The Shed used was pre-treated by the manufacturer with Tanilith E. The exterior of the shed was then Protected with Natural UV Extra and Dark Oak wood oil from the Restol range. The interior walls had a single brightening coat of Whitewash wood oil.

This month's colours – MARCH 2017

Protek March Colours


Into the Blue


Blue continues to be a strong trend for SS17. It can be seen as the designer’s statement colour from the catwalks, to home interiors and gardens. Particularly popular is a vivid lapis blue (Royal Somerset Blue, Wood Stain & Protector Cornflower) as is a more muted powdery pastel shade (Royal Eggshell Blue and Ice Blue). Through time artists such as Giotto, Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso and especially Matisse have been beguiled by this colour and it is used in their most memorable masterpieces. In creating atmosphere in a home or garden heavenly blue offers peace serenity and a promise of warm Mediterranean days. 


Protek Royal Exterior - Eggshell Blue     Protek Royal Exterior - Porcelain Blue     Protek Royal Exterior - Somerset Blue    Protek Royal Exterior - Heritage Blue

New for 2017 - Stable Coat Colours

Stable Coat - Pale GreenWe are adding 2 new colours to our fantastic Stable Coat range.


We now can offer Pale Green, a translucent light colour that is on the yellow side of green. Perfect for refreshing, or enhancing pressure treated timber while leaving a long lasting waterproof coating.


To go alongside we have also added Golden Oak, again a beautiful light translucent colour that will leave a refined traditional look.


Stable Coat - Pale Green

Protek Stable Coat is so popular and is used on all types of timber buildings and fencing. It is easy to use and is perfect for putting through a sprayer, especially when a large area needs treating. Its traditional finish belies it cutting edge chemistry, it uses Nano technology to leave a long lasting hydrophobic coating.

This month's colours – FEBRUARY 2017

Protek January Colours


Shades of Grey


Grey comes in so many different shades, tones and tints that we are continually adding them to colour range This gives you the choice to find that perfect colour. I think we can now safely say that they are not a passing trend but instead the go to colour to add drama, sophistication or tranquillity. 


The first grey we made was Silver Fir in the Wood Stain & Protector range, a high white pigmented grey with a tint of black that works well to give a cool industrial feel. To go alongside that we next made the darker Gun Metal Grey, which was and still is hugely popular. Now you will see the beautiful Sky Grey Blue with a light tint of blue in the Wood Stain & Protector range and the darker Royal Mendip Mist to compliment it. Then the warm earthy hues of Dove Grey, Warm Clay and Warm Stone. Even the off-whites of Taupe and China Clay we would class on our grey-scale. Our latest addition is Anthracite Grey in the Royal range, it is a real statement colour.


Why not take advantage of our Winter Sale and buy some Shades of Grey, remember the sample pots are included in the sale, if you are undecided on what shade you need.


Royal Exterior China Clay, Taupe, Silver Grey, Stone Grey, Mendip Mist, Warm clay, Mushroom, Dove Grey, Slate Grey, Anthracite Grey.


Wood Stain & Protector Warm Stone, Silver Fir, Sky Grey Blue, Warm Grey, Gun Metal Grey.


Some of Protek's favourite greys!


Wood Stain and Protector - Silver Fir     Wood Stain and Protector - Gun Metal Grey     Royal Exterior - Taupe    Royal Exterior - Dove Grey

Winter Sale

Winter SaleOur winter sale has started. Enjoy 10% of all Wood Stain & Protector and Protek Royal cans, even the sample pots. Although it may not the best time of year to be painting exterior wood, you can always start planning the next outdoor project by ordering some samples to try. Alternatively take Protek inside, upcycle old furniture or create ski lodge inspired interiors.


Sale ends 28th February 2017.






This month's colours – JANUARY 2017

Protek January Colours


A Winter’s Tale


A stark landscape against dramatic skies as the sun sets on another brief cold day. The muted colours of clouds, with the fading warmth of the sun coming through in delicate strands against the silhouettes of dormant trees.


Protek Royal’s comprehensive colour range lets us follow nature’s example to create complimentary colour schemes outdoors and in. This month we choose Silver Grey, Cashmere, Mendip Mist and Anthracite Grey. These beautiful colours are not only mirror our changing landscape but will also add contemporary style to your garden and home.


Royal Exterior - Silver Grey     Royal Exterior - Cashmere     Royal Exterior - Mendip Mist    Royal Exterior - Anthracite Grey

Win with Winter Wood 2017 competition open until Friday 31st March ‘17

Win with Winter WoodWin with Wood


Protek’s new competition Win with Winter Wood is open up until Friday 31st March 2017. You can send in your photos whenever you like and they will be stored until the competition closes and judging commences. Winners and runners up will be informed during April with official results and photos being released in our newsletter and published on the website.


In a change from our normal Win with Wood competition, entries will be judged as a photography competition. We are looking for outstanding images to add to our portfolio of wood treated with Protek but in winter. We would like to see sheds covered in snow, birds visiting tables, horses content in their stables.  The competition is to demonstrate the versatility of timber products and how Protek offers them year round protection and colour.


For your chance to win, just send us pictures of your winter wood. Entries can be of anything treated with Protek, old or new, children and animals are welcome additions!


First prize will receive a luxury hamper of local produce worth £125 Second place winner will receive one for the value of £75 and Third place will receive a 20% discount voucher from our online shop. Runners up will be awarded a 15% discount voucher from our online shop with everyone receiving a 10% discount voucher to say thanks for taking the time to send in an entry!


How to Enter


1. Capture your Protek treated products in a classic British winter scene


2. Take a high resolution photo of your entry at at least 300DPI (we’ll need this high quality picture if you’re a winner)


3. Make a note of what range(s) and colour(s) you used and any other comments you’d like to share


4. Follow entry instructions as below selecting what options suits you best



Simply email your picture(s) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name and details from point 3. above



Compose a tweet containing a link to a lower resolution version of your entry picture (using your choice of photo sharing tool - Smartphone Twitter App/Twitpic/Instagram etc) and include the following tags in your tweet: #WinWithWood @ProtekWoodStain and at least one of the following depending on your project:


#protekwinter #decking   #fences   #gardenfurniture   #gardening  #sheds #competition   #summerhouse   #logcabin   #chalet   

#timberbuilding  #diy


An example tweet would look like this:

"Here's a picture of my summer makeover project, looking good in winter #winwithwinterwood@protekwoodstain  #protekwinter.”



1) If you haven’t already, join, and follow Protek Wood Stain’s Pinterest boards

2) Launch a new Pinterest board, and name it “My Win With Wood entry”

3) Fill this board with at least 2 pins — One of your Win Win Wood entry photo and also pin the product(s) you used from the protekwood site (i.e pin the product tub/tin image with appropriate colour swatch) You’ll see we’ve created an example board for reference Note: You must keep a high resolution version of your image at a minimum of 300DPI so we can use your entry

4) Tag your entry pin with #winwithwood and #protekwoodstain

5) Once done, visit and comment on this pin with a link to your “My Win with Wood entry!” Remember, you must be a member of to enter, and you must be following the Protek Wood Stain’s Pinterest boards. If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, you can sign up for one at


Video Clip Bonus!!

This year we would also like to receive video clips of you carrying out your Protek projects. For any video clip we can use we will automatically issue a 20% discount voucher for our online shop. You can upload clips to a free transfer site such as WeTransfer and email the link to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


By entering the competition you are giving permission for Protek to use your image for marketing purposes via any medium they so wish. You are also guaranteeing that your image is your unique Protek project. When sending in video clips they must be of a sound nature with permission from all participating in the clip. All rights are transferred to Protek on entry.


You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your entry and winners will be confirmed by Friday 28th April 2017.


Win with Winter Wood

This month's colours – DECEMBER 2016

Protek Create Christmas Decorations


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


The Protek elves have been hard at work using our range to create festive decorations. All carefully dipped in Royal Pillarbox Red, Snow, Forest Green and Black with, of course, a little sprinkle of glitter. The Snowmen have their hats on and Rudolph’s nose is aglow while snowflakes cheerily fall.


Protek wood stains are so versatile they can be used on many different projects. Be it treating a large range of stables, modernising indoor furniture or having fun with Christmas crafting transforming wooden decorations. The comprehensive colour range means there is never a dull moment.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Royal Exterior - Pillarbox Red     Royal Exterior - Snow     Royal Exterior - Forest Green    Royal Exterior - Black

The results are in for 2016 Win with Wood competition


We would like to thank everyone who entered this year, it is very rewarding for us to see what you have used our lovingly made wood treatments on. 


Win with Wood - Runner upTHE RUNNERS UP

So we are in turn rewarding the following contestants with 15% Runners Up Discount Vouchers….


Pat Burgess: Chosen for bright colour and complementary planting. "Summer house, painted in Royal Exterior Meadow Green and Snow. So many lovely comments from my neighbours loving the colour.  My refuge."


Win with Wood Runner Up George HughGeorge Hugh Thistlethwaite: who transformed his garden buildings and sent us great before and after photos. His summerhouse painted with Royal Exterior:  Pond Green and Cornish Cream.


Win with Wood Runner Up - Jaqui HortonJacqui Horton: entertained us with her entry describing how she now has a “loo with a view”. Her many projects have seen her upcycle old materials and then use Protek Wood Stain  “It is the painted finish that makes all of these projects rock!” she kindly told us. “I used the Slate Grey on the outside of projects with the Royal in Silver Grey, Anthracite and China Clay for the doors / windows and wood panelling inside.  So far I have built an Outdoor Kitchen, Greenhouse, Treehouse, Cabin, Dove Cote and also renovated an old Shed into a composting Loo for the Cabin… I have even used the Royal inside on our doors and the downstairs loo panelling, which also features some vinyl frosting I designed with the Welsh weather in mind!”


Win with Wood Runner Up - John Kemp's WifeJohn Kemp:  entered his wife’s shepherds’ hut studio which they painted using Protek Royal Exterior Eggshell Blue and Snow earlier this year. We want one!










Win with Wood Runner Up Emma Glading

Emma Glading: we were so pleased to see our lovely sample pots put to such creative use to brighten up a dark, gloomy corner of her garden. Emma told us “I painted the back panel, door and all trims in Snow (1ltr was enough). I found that a 125ml tester pot was enough to paint 2 stripes on my tongue and groove shed, so I used 1 pot each of (from the top, down): dove grey, iris blue, French lilac, drawing room gold, lemon yellow, fuchsia pink, teal, regency puce, silver grey, meadow green and saffron.”


Emma receives a 20% discount voucher to be used for a future order from Protek Wood Stain.



Mark Deans with his clever use of our wood stains that demonstrate they can be used with dramatic effect inside as well as out.


Win with Wood 2nd Place - Mark DeansMark told us "We needed a piece of storage for our top floor room, with a seaside feel. The room is a funny shape with an angled ceiling and since buying such a thing was impossible it had to be built. 

The whole thing was constructed from a simple wooden frame finished with timber planks. To achieve the finished effect we bought regular kiln dried construction timber, distressed it using a power tool with a wire brush and then painted each plank individually to give the appearance of old seaside wood - perhaps off an old beach hut or even a wooden boat...

The colours and products we used were Royal  China Clay as the base coat (x2) followed by dabs of Wood Protector Warm Grey, Cornflower and finally Royal Eggshell Blue. 

It took some time (!) but was really worth the effort and the final effect is better than we could have hoped for."


Mark will receive an attractive Worthing Hanging Bird Table from the Hutton Premium bird range.




After careful consideration of all the truly high quality entries we decided to award this year’s 1st Prize to Peter Rebbeck. We just loved his subtle choice of our Royal colours that have given his timber building a really stylish finish.


Peter told us about his entry "The product and colours used were Royal Exterior, Mendip Mist and Lime White.

I also tried several colours using test pots - this was very helpful in deciding which colours to use and to experience the excellent cover properties of the product. The paint was easily applied to the timber garage that hadn't been treated for a few years - after making some of our multi-legged neighbours homeless!

I decided to use 3 coats of the Lime White to get best coverage - 2 coats of Mendip Mist were sufficient.

One other major benefit of Protek products was that brushes etc. were easily cleaned in soapy water."


Peter has won a beautifully crafted Cotswold 5ft bench from Hutton Garden Products RRP £325.00 plus free tins of Royal Superior Wood Finish worth over £115.00.


Win with Wood Winner - Peter Rebbeck


We just had to make a High Merit award to the totally glamourous Ark at Leewood Glamping.


A 100% upcycled material shed , coated in  Protek Wood Stain & Protector Ebony.


The Interior was treated with Protek Woodstain & Protector Gun Metal Grey & Sky Grey Blue, with stunning effect. 


We have awarded them a 20% discount voucher in the hope they will use more Protek on future glamping “sheds”!


Ark at Leewood Glampin

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