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Barrettine Creocote

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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 4Ltr of Barrettine Creocote for £30 plus £4.99 delivery.

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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.

Equipment Cleaning

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.

Drying Time

Allow 24 to 48 hours for Barrettine Creocote 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 37 reviews.

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Bruce Smith
Good colour good coverage easy to apply
Barrett creocote good value for money easy to apply even with a brush would recommend to anyone wonderful job
Anthony Jacques
Very good and easy to apply
covers well - easy to apply with a brush or a sprayer
Pat Hodges
Very good product
Creocote was a good paint for the fences.
Jan Hook
Love this wood treatment!
This wood treatment is great, covers well with just one coat, a 2nd coat gives an even better colour. I was expecting the same odour as creosote (which I don't mind at all) but there was none.
Michael Collo
Did precisely what Iwanted it to do
Re-coating softwood "sleepers" of various shades ! Found the product easy to apply using a 4 inch brush. Did two coats which produced a very acceptable and even colour throughout . Pleased with the value too !
Paul Meierhofer
Great Product, Service, and Price
Easy to apply, covered well, smell was not unpleasant. Just right for my shed, will use again. Thanks
Gary Mathieson
I have used this on my new shed and must say it is excellent.
I changed my mind on the colour after I ordered . This was remedied without fuss. I received the goods quickly and hassle free well within the time specified. Will definitely be using again.
Jackie Myland
Great product.
Easy to apply (though perhaps a little smelly!) but looks great.
M Amanullah
Superb service and price.
Best price I found on line and all DIY stores Will suggest all to give it a try.
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.

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  • Easy to apply
  • Safer than creosote
  • Protects & preserves

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