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This month's colours – December – A Royal Christmas

Protek Wood Stain - A Royal Christmas

Unbelievably December is here and we are storming towards Christmas and celebrations. Always a time of year to reflect and make plans. We have been having fun Christmas crafting with our Royal range painting decorations, reminding us of their great versatility and beautiful colours. We were particularly taken with how our Lime Green and Teal worked with the Gold (not yet available) to give a festive modern look. Why not give it a go?


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers.


Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Lime Green     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Teal     Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Ice Blue    Royal Exterior Wood Finish - Lime White

Design a Nordic inspired scheme

Protek Wood Stain - Christmas with a Nordic theme


Protek Wood Stain - Sample Pots - Nordic ThemeDesign a Nordic inspired Christmas decoration scheme using a traditional palette of predominately Red and White softened with greens. We had fun being creative with cardboard decorations that were bought to life with careful painting in Snow, Pillarbox Red and Meadow Green from the Protek Royal range. Touches of sparkle and glitter couldn’t be resisted to add to the festive theme.


They were photographed inside our shed that had had a light wash like coat of Royal China Clay to add to the effect. 


Protek Wood Stain - Nordic Theme - what we've been up to

Making a wooden Christmas Tree

Protek Wood Stain - Making a wooden Christmas tree 


Wood off cuts

Tape measure





Small nails or tacks

Wood glue

Protek Royal Exterior or Wood Protector

Pot to put tree in


Protek Wood Stain - Make a Wooden Tree - What you will need



1. We have used off cuts of wood to make the Christmas tree, but you can use anything you have to hand. You will need one long piece as the ‘trunk’ that the rest of the ‘branches’ will fit onto. The sizes are entirely up to you and the wood you have available. We used one piece that was approximately 800mm x 220mm x 10mm for the ‘trunk’ and cut nine pieces from a piece 20mm x 8mm for the branches. The longest bottom branch is 340mm and they then decrease in size by 40mm, so the second to bottom is 30mm. 


2. Mark the pieces of wood to require lengths and cut. We clamped them to a work bench to make it easier.


Protek Wood Stain - Making a wooden tree - stages3. Once you have cut all the pieces of wood to the required lengths, mark the centre of them so they will be even on the trunk. Next, place them on the trunk so you can measure their final positions. We left the same size gap between the branches as the width of the piece of wood, so 20mm. Mark the top and bottom of the branch position on the trunk, so when you take them off, you know where they should go.


4. Cut the top of the trunk into a point if necessary, so it cannot be seen behind the first branch.


5. Start with the smallest branch (which will go at the top of the trunk) and place a small amount of glue on both the trunk and the branch. Place it on the trunk, making sure it is in the correct position (centred and evenly spaced) and hammer in a small nail or tack. Continue down the tree until all of the branches are in place.


6. Leave the tree for at least twenty four hours to ensure the glue has set.


7. We intended to put the tree in a pot so did not make a base for it. Measure the trunk and cut the length according the pot you have.


8. Paint the tree and pot in your chosen colour.


Brush Black on Black Friday, 11% off the FULL RANGE for this weekend

Protek Wood Stain - Black Friday


No. 1, Wood Stain and Protector in Ebony - Fabulous economy wood stain that leaves a strong black colour and good protection


No. 2, Royal Exterior Wood Finish in Black - Quick drying so excellent for use in November it leaves a solid black colour with a sheen finish


No. 3, Stable Coat in Black - The latest technology deployed to give a highly water repellent finish after just one coat. Perfect for spraying big areas where good protection is required. Recommended by professional yards, seen here at Paul Nicholls racing yard in Ditcheat


Don't miss out, we are offering 11% Off the Full Range,thats ALL colours and ALL ranges, just for this weekend, Fri 24th to midnight on Sun 26th November*

Protek - Painting it black this black Friday


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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!

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