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.
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.
Does what it promises! A good product
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.
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.
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.
Good value oil based wood preservative with pleasing to the eye finish. Just see the rain run off the protective coating.
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.
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.
Hello Mr Handford,
We are always happy to send out Safety data Sheets for any of our products, just email us at email@example.com and we can forward then to you.
Kind regards Sam.
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.
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.
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.
An excellent waterproofing, easy to use, fence and garden shed treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Seems good product , thought the smell would be stronger. Dries to a good finish
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.