Barrettine Creocote

  68 customer reviews
Standard Protection 1 coat
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Best Protection 2 coats
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 1-2
  • 7m²/L
    1 coat
  • 24 hrs
68 reviews

Barrettine Creocote is an oil-based Creosote substitute for exterior woods which has been developed as a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional Creosote fence paint, which is no longer available for domestic use.

Available in a light or dark shade, this creosote substitute is ideally suited to rough woods on sheds, fences and barns but can be used on a variety of exterior woods to protect and preserve.

Multi-buy Offer: Buy 4 x 4L for £30.00

Barrettine Creocote has similar physical, water repellency and application characteristics of the traditional Creosote fence paint but contains no biocide/preserver. For additional protection against insect attack, mould, algae and wood rot, a base coat of Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative can be applied before the Creocote.

If using Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative as a base coat for additional protection, it's important that it is allowed to dry for 24 to 48 hours before applying the Creocote on top.

Barrettine Creocote Is a bitumen/wax based treatment that helps to protect the timber by repelling water and preventing ingress.

Timber surfaces to be treated should be clean, dry and free from mould, algae, lichen and other surface contaminates prior to application. Timber surfaces can be cleaned with a stiff brush and Fungicidal Wash (Multicide) to remove any organic matter from the surface of the wood.

Other than water based or spirit based wood preservers, this product can only be used on bare wood - any surface coatings of paint or varnish must be fully removed before applying Barrettine Creocote.

Always do a test area before starting any project to test the suitability and colour of this product.

This product can be brush applied (approximately 1 Ltr per 6 to 8 square meters) or the timber can be dipped into the Creocote for approximately 20 mins.

Please Note: This product is not suitable for use on decking or exterior wooden furniture.

Paint brushes and other application equipment used for applying Barrettine Creocote should be cleaned with white spirit immediately after use and before the product has chance to harden.

  • Harmful by inhalation.
  • Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
  • Irritating to skin.
  • Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
  • Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Allow 24 to 48 hours for Barrettine Creocote to dry fully. drying times may very depending on timber, air temperature and humidity.

Note: If this product is being used on barns or other structures where animals are being kept, it must be allowed to dry for a full 48 hours with good ventilation before animals are introduced.

Barrettine Creocote reviews

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 68 reviews.
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Excellent product good coverage though a bit pungent by William Smith

Bought four 4 litres light brown creocote to treat new fence, easy to apply with good coverage though as expected a bit pungent. Delivered promptly and well packaged. Ordered a further four 4 litres for future work. I certainly would buy again.

Reviewed Light on: 20/05/16
Application is as expected by NorthernSoul

So far, all as expected. Wood preservative performance still to be assessed. If it performs as expected it will certainly give best value.

Reviewed Light on: 17/05/16
Creocote for fences by David Knox

arrived quickly and great price 4 bulk buy.

Reviewed Light on: 15/05/16
Good product by Graham Collins

Great product makes the fence panels look really good would recommend

Reviewed Light on: 14/05/16
Excellent product by Karen

Good coverage, colour as expected, great value for money, very pleased with product. Would definitely buy again in the future.

Reviewed Light on: 30/04/16
Good coverage by Mark Cable

Good coverage and easy to apply

Reviewed Light on: 30/04/16
I've used it before and it fits the purpose well by P Jenkins

Does what it promises! A good product

Reviewed Dark on: 26/04/16
Simple & effortless! by Ian Shaw

Quality product at a reasonable price. Quick delivery. Excellent coverage of the product on the new fence. With it being oil based, this will out perform all the other water based fence treatments on the market.

Reviewed Dark on: 24/04/16
First time I have used Creocote as a substitute for creosote by Leighton Squibbs

This is the first time I have used this product just recently so cant give it a full review. I put it on with a spray, went on good and evenly and soaked in to the wood which I wanted. Used all the protective gear as it does smell a bit. So now have to wait and see how it lasts. I used the lighter of the two.

Reviewed Light on: 22/04/16
Excellent product Did exactly what was required by Debbie Pittom

We found this product very easy to use. The fumes were strong but we used safery glasses and protective dust guards over our nose and mouth to make things easier and safer. We used 40 litres in all and the end result looks fantastic. It was well worth the effort.

Reviewed Light on: 02/04/16
Excellent product for lasting protection of fencing panels against the elements Good by Ernest Peter Wardle

Good value oil based wood preservative with pleasing to the eye finish. Just see the rain run off the protective coating.

Reviewed Light on: 10/03/16
A fence protector that works! by Janet McPherson

I love Creocote - the closest you can get to good old-fashioned creosote (but pleasantly lighter) and it does the job. I've decided based on experience that if wood treatment doesn't smell and you wash the brushes in water it won't work! Previous coloured fence "stain" washed off in a couple of weeks and was a total waste of time and money. This went on beautifully with a sprayer and all my fences look as good as new again. The multibuy saved me over £15 on what I would have paid at Toolstation for the exact same product.

Reviewed Light on: 16/02/16
Easy to apply by John Handford

Its the first time that I've used this product so am unable to ascertain the longevity of protection. I was surprised not to receive a specfication and safety leaflet with my order of 4 x 4litre containers. I have used this product on new, dipped fence panels prior to installation. I expected a darker finish after drying but perhaps they might require a second coat to darken the finish, as stated earlier no spec. Or instruction sheet provided. Delivery was excellent.

Reviewed Dark on: 09/02/16
A note from us...

Hello Mr Handford,

We are always happy to send out Safety data Sheets for any of our products, just email us at and we can forward then to you.

Kind regards Sam.

Good product, similar to the old creosote that we all used to use for wooden fencing by Les Carr

I was expecting this to be lighter than the dark brown also advertised which I have also used. I'm pleased with the finish and it's so much better than the water based products which I've tried and turned out to be very patchy.

Reviewed Light on: 20/01/16
Covers and leaves a excellent finish by M Wilsdon

Decided to wait until the wood had dried out before applying a coating to my shed. Very pleased with the result and will buy more to do my other shed when wood dries out sufficiently.

Reviewed Light on: 31/12/15
Easy and quick to brush on by Tony Doyle

Way better than fence paint. Soaks into wood rather than sits on top as a coat of paint. Product is oil based and water runs off in beads which is encouraging to see. Easy to brush on if, like me, you have concrete posts and gravel boards that you don't want covered. Light in viscosity for use in sprayer. Looks dark brown when first applied but dries to a light brown and really enhances the grain of the wood. Excellent product and a brilliant alternative to creosote.

Reviewed Light on: 16/12/15
A good substitute for the restricted available "CreoSote" by Ray Saxton

An excellent waterproofing, easy to use, fence and garden shed treatment.

Reviewed Dark on: 15/11/15
Need to wait a couple of years to see but for now rain is runnung off the wood by George Morrow

The product has a strong smell which smelt good, the product did leach through to my neighbours side, perhaps I applied too much by brush.

Reviewed Light on: 01/11/15
Brilliant - brought an old fence back to life by Graham Marshall

Had an old close boarded fence that had not been treated for years and desperately needed some TLC. Used a jet wash to clean it and after giving time to dry used Creocote, just one coat for now, and the fence looks like new. The wood did soak up the Creacote as it was so dried out, it was like painting a sponge, so the coverage was reduced as expected. Very happy with the result and have ordered more for another fence.

Reviewed Dark on: 28/10/15
Fantastic Service by N Tarabath

Great product,keen prices,knowledgeable friendly staff and product delivered next day what else does a customer need. Would I deal with Wood Finishes Direct again, Yes without doubt as they are one of the best suppliers I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed Light on: 21/10/15

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