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This month's colours – November – Bonfire

Protek Wood Stain - Bonfire

Autumn has arrived in Somerset and the county is alive with colour. Pumpkins and gourds come in all different shapes sizes and colours and the last of the apples have been picked from trees. The excitement of bonfire night approaches, where we can stomp through the fallen leaves to watch the thrilling displays. This month we have chosen Midnight Blue (Protek Royal) to represent the night sky, the back drop for the Whizz Bang Boom of the fervid fireworks! 


Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Midnight Blue     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Teal     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Drawing Room Gold    Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Saffron

Winter is Coming

Protek Wood Stain - Winter is Coming


Protect your garden timbers with Protek Stable Coat. It is manufactured using the latest technology using the most environmentally friendly ingredients. The coating incorporates an ultra-high performance water repellent additive that uses nanotechnology to deliver an extremely hydrophobic layer of protection. 


Bench with no stainIt is especially good to use on pressure treated timbers that while they are preserved against rot and fungus they are still exposed to degradation by the elements. If you have products like this bench that has weathered, it is easy to apply a rejuvenating coat that will bring back the colour and give high water protection.


Protek Stable Coat - Light GreenThe bench has been treated with Stable Coat Light Green, which leaves a beautiful natural stain finish. 


For freshly treated and new timber products we recommend Pale Green as it is the same colour as tantalised timber and so prolongs the colour and makes it water resistant.

This month's colours – October – Monochrome

Protek Wood Stain - Monochrome

Black and white is the most versatile of colour schemes and remain firmly in vogue year after year. “Monochrome is the strongest look this season” according to House Beautiful. It explores the full spectrum from black to white, with a seemingly limitless palette of soft and bold greys in between.


The black, white and greys are all complimented well with the changing colours of the garden through the seasons. By painting buildings, fences and garden furniture in monochrome colours you are setting the stage for your garden to fulfil its starring role.


Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Anthracite     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Stone Grey     Wood stain and protector - Ebony    Wood stain and protector - Whitewash

This month's colours – September – End of summer flourish

Protek Wood Stain - End of summer flourish

As summer lapses to autumn, the garden is abuzz with vivacious colour. Dahlias are the most vibrant, bold and showy in rich reds, oranges and pinks. Verbena  Bonariensis stands tall and Sedum “Autumn Joy” will give rich colour until November.


Protek Royal Exterior in the luxurious Cashmere is the perfect backdrop to show off the deep reds and purples of Carmine Red (pictured above) Regency Puce and Czar Plum

Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Cashmere     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Carmine Red     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Regency Puce    Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Czar Plum

Protek on Summer Tour

Protek on Summer Tour


Earlier in the year we were asked to make some new colours for our customer the Picnic Table Company from Devon, little did we all know then what a huge impact they would have. First seen at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, the picnic tables have since been to the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship in Guildford and are now residing at the Olympic Village for the World Para Athletic Championships.


Such has been the feedback for these very modern vibrant colours we can’t resist adding them to our range……watch this space!

Fairwood Lakes Holiday Park

Fairwood Lakes Holiday Park


Ralph and Tinkerbell have been regular visitors to the Protek factory over the past months. They have been buying an array of Protek wood stains for the newly installed luxury lakeside lodges and café at Fairwood Lakes Holiday Park.


Ralph and TinkerbellWe were very pleased to be invited to the Open Day and see what we had been hearing all about. The park is in a beautiful setting just over the Somerset border into Wiltshire (close to Longleat Safari Park), there are 6 acres of Fishing Lakes in 17 acres of immaculate grounds, with the new spacious lodges set around the lake. The big lodges had been moved to this site and the meticulous refurbishment is complete, with beautiful spacious interiors and each lodge enjoying its own privacy. Ralph told us how good Protek Wood Stain & Protector in Dark Oak was at treating the lodges as it went on so well over the old existing coating and has left a beautiful finish. 


The party was in full swing at the new café painted in Silver Fir (from the Wood Stain & Protector range) with families enjoying Fairwood’s hospitality, and children having fun playing in the many play areas. 


What a lovely afternoon seeing another local family run business enjoying all their hard work. 

Love Your Garden 2017 - Episode 3

Love Your Garden - Episode 3 2017


The team then headed to Chandlers Ford in Hampshire for Episode 3 to help the Richardson family, who are facing a very difficult future. Father of two Jason survives only by the means of a portable external machine which keeps his heart working and three weekly sessions of kidney dialysis. The whole family are now tied to their home and desperately need an outdoor space on their doorstep that can become an escape. 


It rained and rained and then rained some more but somehow they managed to create a beautiful restful garden for all the family. We were particularly excited to see the brave use of Royal Cashmere on the fences and shed picked out with the lively Royal Spring Green.

Love Your Garden 2017 - Episode 2

Love Your Garden - Episode 2 2017


Royal Exterior Mendip Mist stole the show in Episode 2 as Alan and his team transformed a grim concrete yard in Salford into a classic cottage garden for 87-year-old twins Rita and Betty Mills. Having lived in Salford all of their lives, the twins recently moved into their new bungalow for health reasons and have never wavered in devoting their lives to helping others, so Alan and his team work to transform their concrete patch of dismal cracked pavers and hard edges into a beautiful cottage-style outdoor space where they can relax.


A beautiful garden with a retro feel was created and Mendip Mist was used on the arbour and summerhouse to help enhance the soft peaceful atmosphere. Protek Wood Stain & Protector in Whitewash was used to paint the fences to stunning effect.

Love Your Garden 2017 - Episode 1

Love Your Garden - Episode 1 2017


Alan Titchmarsh and his team transformed a garden in Plymouth into a show-stopping contemporary outdoor space for ex-Marine Mark Ormrod, who lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan, and his young family. The team show how lush tropical planting can work well in a low maintenance garden, and create a contemporary space for Mark and his family and friends to enjoy quality time together.  


Protek Royal in Taupe was used to lighten the old existing fence with a solid paint finish; this created a simple sophisticated canvas for the rest of the garden. An astonishing outdoor living space was created. For the children’s playhouse Royal Slate Grey was used to enhance the nautical feeling of the garden.

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