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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.

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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.


  • 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.

Drying Time

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

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Barrettine Creocote reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 28 reviews.

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Tony Reid

Absolutely brilliant. Arrived next day. Perfect product and packaging
Six drums of creocote arrived within 1 day of order. Amazing service,packaging and product. Will definitely use again
William Taylor

Very easy to use
This product covered well, not an unpleasant smell and easy to use
Carole Walker

Good price and does the job required.Will keep using same.
Excellent value - very pleased with the results.
Kenneth Chadwick

Goes on like a dream very easy to use
Andrew Campbell

A good experience, ordered and received in a couple of day`s.....
It`s an excellent product,just the right stuff for my shed.......
Brian Weston

A realy good product penetrantes into the wood
A excellent product penetrants deep into the wood for good protection
Mick Cashman

It does exactly what it says it will do, easy to apply with good coverage
This item is easy to use with good first time coverage.The smell which is quite strong to start with soon disappears. Only time will tell how good it works but first impressions are very pleasing.
Gillian Willis

Very good, goes on well
Found this product very good,

Used on old previously Creosoted 6' * 6' panels. Good coverage good colour
Quick & Easy to use, good coverage, approx 1 litre per side on old 6' * 6' panels, (Panels were removed to ensure full coverage of edges etc) Dark brown looks good. Will certainly use in preference to anything else.
Elizabeth Hall

Easy to use, value for money
Have been informed by people who erected our new shed that the best thing to use was an oil based preservative and this was the best we could find
Gordon Wright

Very useful and very easy to use on fencing
In comparison to buying the variety of colour wood preservation products available I found Creocote as good if not better in easy spreading and preservation of the wood.
Stuart P

Just what was required to preserve gazebo and other garden structures.
This product goes on really easily. Just note it is runny and does splatter so make sure you cover up anything you don't want creocoted. Time will tell if it's as good as creosote.

Basic, reasonably priced.. and it works!
For those old enough to remember creosote which "burned" everything in sight but preserved wood forever this is a great replacement. Not quite as robust but much more benign and much more friendly to use without the cost of modern "designer finshes" in the garden.
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.

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

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