Owatrol fortifies paint - increasing penetration and adhesion to provide a longer lasting finish that resists peeling and flaking. Owatrol added to any oil-based paint, varnishes or stains, beats paint drag - reducing brush marks and increasing coverage. Owatrol can be used to combat rust wherever it occurs, penetrating deeply to stabilise the rust and prevent it reforming. Because of it's wetting properties it penetrates through the rust to the sound metal, driving out any moisture and air; filling the rust pores with oil. It then bonds with the rust to form a flexible protective coating which may be painted over without further preparation.