Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback 5L

  4.9/5.0   42 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Standard Protection)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Ultimate Protection)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water repellent wood treatment for garden sheds, fences and rough sawn timbers
  • Wax enriched formula provides up to 5 years protection against weathering
  • Weatherproof in just one hour
  • Non-drip formulation for easy application
  • Low odour, making it pleasant to work with
  • Safe near plants and animals when dry
  • Non drip for easy application
Brand Cuprinol
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 5 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5L
MPN 5092442, 5111363, 5244557, 5092438, 5092434, 5092432, 5092436, 5095343, 5095342
GTIN 5010212503003, 5010212549155, 5010212619360, 5010368017447, 5010368017249, 5010368017140, 5010368017348, 5010212545706, 5010212545690

Ensure that surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dust, dirt and other surface contaminates.

  1. Rub down surfaces with a stiff broom or brush
  2. Treat areas of mould and algae with a suitable exterior wood cleaner
  3. Treat the wood after cleaning with a wood preservative if required
  4. Allow the wood preservative to dry fully before applying Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback

Always do a test area before starting any project to test adhesion and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback cannot be used over paints, varnishes or any surface coating/sealants.

  1. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application
  2. Apply Cuprinol Ducksback evenly along the grain, avoiding overlaps
  3. Allow 2-4 hours between coats under normal drying conditions
  4. Recoat within 2-3 days of previous coat. If a longer period elapses try a test area to ensure product is not repelled.

Do not apply in temperatures below 5℃, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried.

To restore the water repellancy and colour of Cuprinol Ducksback, simply brush the surface with a stiff broom or brush to remove any dirt and debris, then re-apply a fresh maintenance coat following the application instructions above.

Q. Can I use Cuprinol 5 year ducksback over other wood treatments?

A. It depends on the type of wood treatment previously used. If it's something like a wood preserver, or oil based product that penetrates in to the surface of the timber, as long as the previous treatment was applied at least a year ago, Cuprinol Ducksback should be fine. We always recommend however that a small test area is done before starting any project to test adhesion and final finish. This product cannot be used on surfaces that are sealed with a wood paint or varnish.

If treating a garden shed or fence that has been previously coloured or stained with a pigmented wood preserver or other penetrative wood treatment, its worth noting that the old colour could influence the final colour of the ducksback weatherproof treatment. Always do a test area first.

Q. Can I use Cuprinol 5 year Ducksback on wooden garden furniture?

A. This product has been specifically formulated to colour and protect wooden garden sheds and fences. To colour and protect garden furniture, we recommend Cuprinol Garden Shades.

42 customer reviews
Easy to use by Sherry Buxton

Easy to use, covers well, just as described and extra insurance with a 5 year guarantee

Reviewed 5L, Black on: 09/02/18
Easy to apply, looks good by Chris White

Used it to treat our fence - went on easily and when it dries it goes to a darker brown than when first applied.Happy with it.

Reviewed 5L, Forest Oak on: 07/02/18
Lovely natural shade of green by Katie Awdas

Thick and easy to apply. Covered new fence in just one coat.

Reviewed 5L, Woodland Moss on: 13/11/17
Nice product / covers well / goes a long way by Sheree Whittaker

This product covers well, took 2 coats as going over a dark green, looks fab

Reviewed 5L, Black on: 05/11/17
Good colour and easy to apply by Ellie Townsend Jones

Our new wood panel fence is treated with Ducksback in the black shade. It looks great and was easy to apply, with good coverage.

Reviewed 5L, Black on: 30/10/17
Cuprinol 5yr Ducksback by Mrs J Coyne

Really rich colour .im 70 and i painted my fences myself .Went on easily and it. will last 5years .Theres been lots of rain since doing it and the rain just rolls off .This is a brilliant product would recommend to anyone .

Reviewed 5L, Rich Cedar on: 24/09/17

I have used this product for a number of years and intend to continue. The colour is excellent and covers well.

Reviewed 5L, Harvest Brown on: 25/07/17
by DJC

Not sure what you can say in a review, water-based so easy to clean up, smartens the shed up for the summer, will it last longer?, too early to tell.

Reviewed 5L, Forest Green on: 16/04/17
Very effective by Lisa Setter

Looks good and protects. What's not to like?

Reviewed 5L, Forest Green on: 18/11/16
Worth spending that bit more by Jocelyne Leach

Goes on well, nice colour and covers well. I have only done one coat but think it would look better with two. I will be ordering some more soon!

Reviewed 5L, Forest Oak on: 13/10/16
Simple to use and unsteady the brush in water to clean it by Dylan A Davies

Arrived safe and secure in a cardboard box ,well secured lid. I would not use anything else as rucksack has a wax I it and the rain just beads and runs off.

Reviewed 5L, Rich Cedar on: 23/09/16
Very easy to use by Roy.

This cuprinol product is excellent for protection of exterior wood and comes in a good range of colours it is also easy to clean brushes, rollers, etc on completion of painting task.

Reviewed 5L, Autumn Brown on: 23/09/16
Excellent quality by Richard

Very good coverage, much better than other brands that I have used. Costs a bit more but really very good.

Reviewed 5L, Forest Green on: 09/09/16
Excellent product by John Boyle

Have used the same product several times and really like the ease of use

Reviewed 5L, Rich Cedar on: 07/09/16
Excellent by J Browning

Very easy to apply, good coverage and no smells

Reviewed 5L, Black on: 20/08/16
Best ever to apply by Carol Daniels

Would buy it again so easy to use ,

Reviewed 5L, Autumn Brown on: 19/08/16
Easy to apply, subtle colour by Roger D

Woodland Moss is a subtle colour and provides a background that won't detract from the appearance of the plants in front of it. Fence (3 to 4 year old feather edge board) looks fine with two coats so I now have one and a half cans spare. Can't agree with the 'non-drip' claim. Given my technique (or, rather, the lack of it) I can make drip anything that isn't totally solid.

Reviewed 5L, Woodland Moss on: 09/08/16
Used it before Excellent product with good covering power by John D Harley

Applied with a sprayer to about 70metres of fencing. Takes about a day to do and will last about 2 years before a repeat treatment.

Reviewed 5L, Autumn Gold on: 11/06/16
Does what it says on the tin by Deb Tracey

Bought this product online as too heavy to carry. Delivery was fab, on time, courteous delivery driver who lifted all products ordered to where I needed them. Would definitely order again

Reviewed 5L, Harvest Brown on: 07/06/16
Brilliant product by Angela Robinson

Very prompt in delivery and value for money easy to use and quite drying

Reviewed 5L, Forest Green on: 26/05/16