Barrettine Creocote

  55 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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  • 7m²/L
    1 coat
  • 24 hrs
55 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.

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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 55 reviews.
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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
Easy to apply by David S Moffat

Seems good product , thought the smell would be stronger. Dries to a good finish

Reviewed Light on: 15/10/15
Good value and effective protective treatment by M Walton

I only needed 3 x 4 litres but bought a four-pack which was cheaper than three individual ones, leaving me a spare for future treatments. I wanted an oil-based wood treatment and this seemed the best value and got encouraging revues. Applied two coats with brushes, which went on very easily - the second coat producing an attractive stained brown shade which emphasised the wood grain. A few weeks on now from treating our new shed and it certainly seems to be doing the trick.

Reviewed Dark on: 12/10/15
Brilliant by XXXB

Excellent delivery service and excellent product. It soaks into the wood like a sponge. So much better than all the other wood treatments that just wash off.

Reviewed Dark on: 27/09/15
Excellent service with very speedy turnaround by Norma MacLeod

Having just completed painting a very extensive fenced area we are delighted with the end product. Easy to apply with excellent coverage which has really enhanced the overall look of he garden area.

Reviewed Dark on: 23/09/15
Excellent product that was very easy to use!! by June Brown

I loved this product. It was very easy to apply and of course did not give the painted look to my fence panels which was what I wanted to achieve. I used the dark colour which has given a lovely backdrop to my shrubs/plants and really highlighted their various colours. I had lovely green runs on some fence panels where a neighbour had previously painted and this disguised it a treat.

Reviewed Dark on: 14/09/15
So easy to use and lasts well by Douglas Wilson

I would prefer the old creosote but this is the next best thing. Feeds and protects the wood lasting several years between re-doing. Much better than using those paint like treatments that leave a finish that gradually flakes off.

Reviewed Dark on: 12/09/15
The product was exactly what I expected by Ronald Watson

As you are not allowed to buy creosote unless you are a trade buyer, but creocote is a good substitute and soaks right into the wood. The colour dark brown which I used has given a great finish to my fences. The company Wood Finishes Direct supplied and delivered my order promptly and kept me informed. I wood recommend them to anyone a good company to deal with.

Reviewed Dark on: 23/08/15
A proper wood preservative by Martin Self

Easy to apply with sprayer, oil base product that preserves external wooden fences. Light brown colour is amazing shows off all the grain and knots within the wood.

Reviewed Light on: 18/08/15
Does a good job by John

Great product, did a great job of my fence

Reviewed Light on: 09/08/15
Really pleased , done the job on my railway sleepers by Scott Weed

Very pleased with this product , I used it on my old railway sleepers and it covered really well .

Reviewed Dark on: 04/08/15
Great product by Rob Emberson

great product, easy to apply and gives the fence a really good 'new' look

Reviewed Dark on: 27/07/15
Good colour good coverage easy to apply by Bruce Smith

Barrett creocote good value for money easy to apply even with a brush would recommend to anyone wonderful job

Reviewed Light on: 19/05/15
Very good and easy to apply by Anthony Jacques

covers well - easy to apply with a brush or a sprayer

Reviewed Light on: 25/04/15

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