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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. 

 
Chill Out

Love your garden with Protek Royal Exterior in Taupe

Royal Exterior Finish - Taupe In Episode 1 of the new series of Love your Garden (Wednesday evening ITV) Alan and the team created a beautiful relaxing garden designed for chiling out with the family and a great space to entertain with friends.


Protek Royal in Taupe was used to lighten the old exiting 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.

 

If you wish to achieve the same look in your garden we recommend using our excellent versatile Wood Stain & Protector as it is more cost effective if large areas such as fencing want to be transformed.


WarmstoneParsonage Cream, Fawn and Whitewash

 

Wood Stain and Protector - Warm Stone    Wood Stain and Protector - Parsonage Cream     Wood Stain and Protector - Fawn     Wood Stain and Protector - White Wash   

 
This month's colours – July – Let it grow!

Protek Wood Stain - Let it Grow

As wet and warm June comes to an end we witness exuberant green with the perfect growing conditions for grass and plants. The heatwave saw the highest temperatures for 4 decades along with it being amongst the wettest months on record. 

 

From the versatile Wood Stain & Protector range we have chosen Pale Sage, Soft Sage, Willow and Grass Green. Lighten dark old timbers with this top quality, economical garden paint that waterproofs, nourishes and protects external vertical timbers, providing your garden with all year-round colour and protection.

 

The superior formulation of this product allows it to be applied to terracotta pots and masonry (will adhere to any material that is porous).

 

So why not have a go and cheer up those tired pots and old walls as well as your fences and shed. Be adventurous and give your garden a complete make over.

Wood Stain and Protector - Pale Sage     Wood Stain and Protector - Soft Sage     Wood Stain and Protector - Willow    Wood Stain and Protector - Grass Green

 
DIY SOS “The Big Build”

Protek donated their fabulous Stable Coat wood treatment in Black to a deserving family from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, featured on the BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build'. Protek Stable Coat was used as part of a life changing transformation to their home.

 

The Ratcliffe’s are an amazing and unique family lead by partners Garry and Kyle who have four adopted children, each with very complex and life limiting medical conditions. The couple who originally fostered the children went on to adopt them and open up their home to help the children flourish in a safe environment. Garry works as a head teacher and Kyle a former social worker is now a full time carer for all four children. 

 

DIY SOS “The Big Build”

 

They lived in a cramped 3 bedroom bungalow with 1 bathroom. The house was completely unsuitable and they desperately needed serious work done but with four children with complex needs, the family not only could not afford the work but the time it would take to do it on their own and the impact it would have on their family. 

 

The DIY SOS team completely demolished the house and then built a purpose built home from scratch in just 9 days that was spacious and suitable for their specific needs. 

 

Protek Stable Coat in Black that was used to treat the timber cladding for the house.

 

DIY SOS “The Big Build” The Stages

 
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