|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 6m² per litre|
|Drying time||12 hrs|
Barrettine Universal Wood Preservative is the perfect undercoat for most exterior projects. This product does not contain wax which makes it ideal as a pre-treatment for water-based wood finishes such as Barrettine Country Cottage Shades.
Looking for a wood preservative with added wax, for better water repellency? Try Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative.
Ensure that wooden surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminants.
Always do a small test area to confirm performance and compatibility before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Protect any surrounding soil, plants or aquatic environments from splashes of Universal Wood Preserver. Ideal application temperature is between 10-30℃. Wood should be frost-free when treated. Shake well prior to use.
Please Note: Low temperatures, increased humidity and ingredients of some wood species may increase the drying time up to 24 hours.
Wood treated with Barrettine Universal Wood Preserver can be easily maintained by applying a fresh maintenance coat on a yearly or 2 yearly basis as required.
Please note: If this product is over-coated with a clear decking oil or other exterior wood oil, it will last for up to 5 years. This is only if the exterior wood oil or decking oil finish is re-applied and maintained on a regular basis as per the guidance on the relevant product.
Q. Is this all I need to protect my summer house?
This product is commonly used on its own on sheds and fences and other exterior items constructed of rough wood, however for a total treatment we would recommend Log Cabin Treatment for added water repellency and weather protection, or Osmo UV Protection Oil Extra to also reduce the likelyhood of your log cabin from greying.
Q. Can I use Barrettine Wood Preservative on a chicken shed and dog kennel?
Barrettine Wood Preservative is perfectly safe to use on any surface that comes into contact with animals when dry. This includes but is not limited to dog kennels, chicken sheds and houses, horse stables and more. It's important to remember that this wood preservation treatment should be over-coated with a suitable exterior oil. Animals should only come into contact with the surface of the wood when both the wood preserver and oil have fully dried.
No wax in this preservative which means paints and other finishes will adhere properly. Only gripe is that it takes about 2-3 days before you can use the timber to glue up or paint as it seems to take a long while to evaporate properly. I would still buy again.
I used this treatment with a spray machine and it was very fast work, dried very quickly too, would definitely use again.
Very difficult to comment on lasting qualities and effectiveness - as it's underneath whatever comes next... I used this batch to prepare timber for a job due to start in the spring, when it will be 'painted'. As it stands there's no significant colour change to the coated timber. Paints and coatings have changed significantly since the days when folks coated external timber with creosote (ugh!) or alternatives then available and this material is streets ahead. I used the last batch to coat inside and outside of two log cabins. Internally the floors were oiled (leave all windows wide open...) and this preservative sealed the wood beautifully.
Easy to apply. Bit watery but soaks in quickly.
Good product can be easily sprayed through a spray gun with appropriate mask, works very well you can see the water just repels offcabin, only downside is price I needed two tins for a 6m x 4m log cabin so can work out quite expensive, a must have item if you are treating wood.
Not the ideal time of year to be using this product, but had to get some protection on a new, untreated garden swing seat. Used the product inside a well ventilated garage and it soaked in really well and dried quickly. The wood initially darkened after each coat, but has now dried back to almost its original colour. Not sure how it will dry on previously treated woods, but can't see any reason why it wouldn't be just as good. Will be making good use of it on my poor old garden fencing and gates next year.
Following the instructions for preparation was easy. The product when ton easy with no fuss or mess
Used as a base for the wood protective treatment. Went on well and soaked in.
Easy to apply
Used on untreated timber to prevent further mould growth once it was cleaned.
I used this to treat a new timber shed I had purchased. It is easy to use and goes a long way. I then put two coats of a barrettine wood colour treatment on top, and I am now happy that my shed is well protected and looks good.
It is easy to apply and is absorbed into the wood quickly
Better than what I was using before as it has no added wax, spot on.
Easy application, good absorption, two coats applied to previously fitted framework (by others) for decking. With sun and a breeze drying time was around an hour so the whole job was fast and easy. Delivery and service from Woodfinishes was excellent, when it says next day it means it.
Very easy to use and ideal for use under water based paint
So easy to use, penetrates well and is not offensive in use.
Can't beat the price compared to other brands offering exactly the same thing in the main DIY stores. Painted over well - only time will tell if its done the job