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Barrettine Creocote

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Barrettine Creocote is an oil-based treatment for exterior woods developed as a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to creosote, which is no longer available for retail 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.


Barrettine Creocote has similar physical, water repellency and application characteristics of traditional Creosote but contains no biocide/preserver.

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


Timber surfaces should be clean, dry and free from mould, algae, lichen and other surface contaminates prior to application.

Timber can be cleaned with a stiff brush and Fungicidal Wash (Multicide) to remove any organic matter from the surface of the wood.

This product can only be used on bare wood - any coatings of paint or varnish must be fully removed before applying Barrettine Creocote.


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.

Equipment Cleaning

Paint brushes and other application equipment can be cleaned with white spirit.

Drying Time

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


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

Barrettine Creocote reviews - Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 15 reviews.

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Dianne Willis

Does exactly what is required very easy to use
I have found creocote to be the most efficient product I have used.
Rob Trown

Looked like a quality product and was proved to be so
after one coat the protection was excellent, water sat on top of the wood in easy to remove droplets. The colour after one coat was good, but I chose to put a second coat on for a darker finish.
John Twibell

Used for treating garden woodwork
A useful material to give additional protection to outdoor wood
Joe Phillips

Very good, does what is says, the colour was just right not too dark
It sprays on perfectly. The fence had turned grey it was so old and this brought it up a nice Acorn Brown, not dark creosote brown.
Jack Tate

A good replacement for creosote
the dark brown was very good and was easy to apply.

Brilliant product
excellent service,which was quick and efficient. Have used Creocote before and it is easy to apply and protects the wood. No hesitation to recommend this product.
Maria Jones

Good quality and easy to use..
The Summer Tan has left a very even colour but hopefully after 3/5 days when penetrated into the wood become a nice light colour.
Stuart Coates

You wouldn't know you weren't using good old creosote.
used it on my newly erected shed (added a drop of old engine oil) looks a treat now, the rain just runs off.
Andy Paints

Happy with this.
Easy to apply and enough for what I needed.
Allan Moore

It works well and looks good on my shed.
What can I say, it was delivered quickly and promptly and does the job well.
Philip Fick

As i expected, delivered on time with no hassle
Product as described, supplied well packaged, no leakage, no hassle.
Charlie Hill

Good for garden buildings etc use
This is a good product for a cheap protection for garden buildings etc. It needs re doing yearly. Not suitable for high quality buildings.

Very realistic price, very easy to use and finish is excellent.
I gave my old fence, shed and wood garden furniture a couple of coats of Dark Creasote and they look smashing as if I have given them a new lease of life. Very very pleased will the result. Many thanks.
Robert Macknay

Good product at a reasonable price coupled with prompt delivery 5*
Excellent product, better than some you can buy at local DIY stores
Thomas Bell

It is an excellent product
Good product, good service, good value for money.

per litre
24 hours
dry time
  • Easy to apply
  • Safer than creosote
  • Protects & preserves

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