Protego International Company Limited, the manufacturer of Protego oils, was founded more than 30 years ago on the assumption that customers of its products would welcome an environmentally friendly finish for their wood floors. During all this time Protego oil has consistently lowered its VOC content long before regulations mad...
Protego International Company Limited, the manufacturer of Protego oils, was founded more than 30 years ago on the assumption that customers of its products would welcome an environmentally friendly finish for their wood floors. During all this time Protego oil has consistently lowered its VOC content long before regulations made it necessary and to levels much lower than the most stringent rules.
This has not been enough.Feeeling very strongly about protecting our working and living environment,the company wanted to take a giant step further and started research several years ago to get there. In January 2008 came the result, Protego oils were introduced, all completely VOC-free!
VOC is short for Volatile Organic Compounds. These are organic compounds with high enough vapor pressure under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. The most common VOC is methane, the primary component of natural gas and also released in agriculture and when burning biomass such as wood.Common artificial VOCs include paint thinners, dry cleaning solvents and gasoline. Even trees are an important biological source of VOC.
Many VOCs are found around the house, such as the solvents used in wood preservatives, paint, varnishes and chemicals for sealing and finishing home interiors. Some furnishings, carpet backing, plastics and cosmetics also contribute to sick building syndrome because of their high vapor pressure.
As these products are being used or when components oxidize, vapors of VOCs escape into ambient air and contribute to indoor and outdoor air pollution. Many VOCs, especially methane,are greenhouse gases and contribute to global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency has found concentrations of VOCs in indoor air to be 2 to 5 times greater than in outdoor air.
Realizing a need to reverse the negative enviromental impact of many VOCs, local, regional and state governments in many countries have, during the past several years, put in place ever more stringent regulations limiting VOC emissions. In the US, California has been on the forefront requiring significantly lower levels of VOC in many products.Many consumers, some with allergies, for example, have also helped advance this change in attitudes among manufacturers of products containing VOC.
Wood Quick Wood Quick is an intensive wood cleaner for the regular cleaning of all outdoor wood, including decking, wood fences and garden furniture. Wood Quick thoroughly removes dirt and green growth on outdoor wood surfaces. Wood Quick is available in 1 liter containers.
Protego Hydro Block WB Product Properties Protego WB Hydro Block is based on the latest nano-technology scientifically engineered product and covers and protects surfaces by an active bindings specifically designed for concrete, clay roof tiles, wall brick facades and mineral surfaces. Self-cleaning, water repellent, reconstructive.
Decking Oil PROTEGO Decking Oil is available in a range of colours which offers the opportunity of upgrading wood with the chosen colour of the Decking Oil. Decking oil is used for oiling of decking boards or tiles but may also be used for cladding and fences of wood.
Garden Furniture Oil PROTEGO Garden Furniture Oil is offered in a variation of colour to suit the wood species of the garden furniture. Much garden furniture is produced of wood and in order to maintain the beauty of the natural wood grain, it is very important you clean and oil the garden furniture right from the beginning.
Fibre Paint PROTEGO Smart Fibre Paint is economical and very easy to use. It is a water-based acrylic waterproofing solution with an 8 year guarantee that forms a strong barrier against water and moisture. It forms a membrane and withstands cracking and movement of the underlying substrate.
Wood Floor Oil Wood Floor Oil Natural and White are used on untreated and lye primed woodwork such as interior floors, stairs, panels and furniture. Floor Oil has excellent penetration properties and therefore ensures a hard-wearing, flexible, dirt and water repellent surface.
Lacquer Soap PROTEGO Lacquer Soap is a mild cleaning agent for your lacquered floors. Any floor will need cleaning from time to time. It is though important that a suitable detergent is used so that the actual lacquer will not be damaged in any way. Lacquer soap has a dual function as it cleans the floor perfectly and at the same time leaving a micro thin...
Lacquer Care PROTEGO Lacquer Care is formulated in such a way that it will rejuvenate industrial and manually lacquered floor which is partly worn down over a period of time. Lacquer Care is water based and easy to apply with cloth. The product should not be diluted and may be applied directly from the bottle or sprayed or polished immediately.
We have 2 types; OIL-based and WATER-based.