Cuprinol Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver

  4.9/5.0 (29 reviews)
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  • An all-in-one wood preservative for garden timber
  • Perfect for sheds, fences, summerhouses and garden gates
  • Can be used on all types of rough or planed wood
  • Provides long lasting timber protection for up to 5 years
  • UV filters give long lasting colours and protect against greying caused by sun damage
  • Advanced weather protection with active ingredients that penetrate deep into the wood
  • Protects against rot, decay and blue stain
  • Wax-enriched, water-repellent formula
Brand Cuprinol
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 5 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 4L
MPN 5206051, 5206068, 5206069, 5206080, 5206081, 5206082, 5206083, 5206086, 5206088, 5206089, 5206120, 5206121
GTIN 5010212581797, 5010212581803, 5010212581810, 5010212581827, 5010212581834, 5010212581841, 5010212581858, 5010212581865, 5010212581872, 5010212581889, 5010212581896, 5010212581902

Cuprinol Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver is a coloured wood preservative with an advanced formulation, designed to colour, preserve and protect all types of garden wood for up to 5 years.

Looking for a clear, water based wood preservative? See our full range of wood preservatives.

Looking for a solvent based wood preserver for sheds and fences? Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector is a solvent-based exterior, coloured wood preserver for rough sawn and smooth garden timbers, such as cladding, fencing, sheds, greenhouses and summerhouses.

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

  • If necessary, brush surfaces with a stiff brush or broom before treating to remove any loose surface matter
  • Areas affected by mould, algae or fungi should first be treated with a suitable mould and mildew cleaner or fungicidal wash prior to application
  • Existing surface coatings such as paint or varnish must be fully removed back to bare wood before using Cuprinol Wood Preserver

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Stir contents of tin thoroughly before and during application to ensure a consistent finish.

  1. Apply a minimum of two even brush coats to give a uniform finish.
  2. Apply evenly, avoiding splashing of surrounding plants, brickwork, glass, PVCu etc. Any splashing should be cleaned up immediately (whilst still wet) with water and household detergent. Excessive spillage on plants should be rinsed off immediately before drying
  3. Allow the previous coat to soak in before applying the next. Usually dries in 2-6 hours under normal weather conditions. Do not apply if rain is likely before the product has fully dried
  4. Where a strong colour change is desired, more coats may be required. If using more than 1 tin it is advisable to mix them together in a larger container or finish in a corner before starting a new tin
  5. Recoat within 2-3 days of previous coat. if a longer period elapses try a test area to ensure product is not repelled

If being used as a stand alone treatment and not being over-coated, this product can be easily maintained. To maintain the surface finish and its protective properties, simply apply a fresh coat of Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver following the Preparation and Application instructions as and when required.

29 customer reviews
This was a repeat order by Peter Clark

Its the best product for exterior woodwork. I've used it before and will use again.

Reviewed 4L, Country Oak on: 18/05/17
I've used this product before and I've found it to be very good by Alan Seymour
Reviewed 4L, Golden Cedar on: 17/05/17
Does exactly what it says on the tin by Barbara Mulowska-Smart

Will definitely use again if needed

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 17/05/17
This is my fourth purchase of this product by Douglas Wilcox

I like this product because you do not need to remove the old weathered coat before repainting. I have used it on a 35 year old cedar summer house and a 13 year old softwood cabin.

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 15/05/17
Great for our cabin nice colour by MR CA PEARCE

Lovely colour plenty of it to do more than 2 coats has freshened up our cabin

Reviewed 4L, Golden Oak on: 04/05/17
Good producer, and good service by B.Nicholas

Good finish ,although second coat during application does tend to separate . Final finish is very good when dry

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 28/04/17
Easy to apply by Greg Fossey

Best coverage of any product I have so far used. Very good longevity as well.

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 02/04/17
You get what you pay for by Dave Woolloff

In my experience this is one of the best fence preservers around - not cheap but you get what you pay for

Reviewed 4L, Spruce Green on: 24/02/17
Excellent product by Mrs Carol Farnworth

Colour of preservative true to Autumn Brown. Easy to apply. Excellent price compared to large DIY stores and garden centres. Arrived the following day really well packaged to avoid spillage. I would order from this company again.

Reviewed 4L, Autumn Brown on: 20/02/17
Excellent value, consistent colour and UV protection too by Pal Jagdev

Easy to use on my new shed, offers good protection. Time will tell if the claimed 5 year colour duration is achieved, though likely a new coat will have been applied by then!

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 11/02/17
Very impressed by Mr Jeffrey Colman

Probably the best wood preserver for sheds I have used.

Reviewed 4L, Spruce Green on: 16/11/16
QUICK AND EASY by James Creaser

Used product for the first time on my garden shed. Covered extremely well, second coat went on in no time.

Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 30/10/16
Messy by Geoffrey Cooke

Could do with being a little thicker. Needed a lot of stirring to maintain colour consistency. Good finish after 3 coats.

Reviewed 1L, Country Oak on: 09/10/16
A really good product by Mrs Jeanne Hill

Really easy to use. A bit runnier than the previous product I used from the same manufacturer. The colour is the same as before. I hope it lasts as long as the previous wood preserver.

Reviewed 4L, Golden Cedar on: 07/10/16
The ETA had passed so I chased the delivery up, the HD kept me informed at each stage until my cuprinol paint arrived by Linda Williams

The product itself is excellent but it was hard to acquire just a 1 litre tin, fortunately having scoured the Internet I discovered Wood Finishes. Wld order from them again.

Reviewed 1L, Golden Cedar on: 01/10/16
Great product, a little goes a long way! by Janice Macdonald

Bought this to paint a 24x10 stable and it looks great! I bought two pots and have used just over on pot, no need to do a second coat! Really pleased!

Reviewed 4L, Golden Oak on: 30/09/16
Excelent finish and easy to apply by Mr Conn

We have a long high fence around our property so we needed a product that would last. We found that this product fulfilled what we wanted. We sprayed it on and we got great results and this was on smooth timber. Highly recommended well worth the money.

Reviewed 4L, Golden Oak on: 12/09/16
Good product by Alan N Morgan
Reviewed 4L, Red Cedar on: 19/08/16
Very Good by Mike Munro

Easy to use if a little watery Covers previous coatings well providing sanding and prep carried out properly

Reviewed 4L, Country Oak on: 16/08/16
Easy to use and lasts far longer than cheaper alternatives ergo excellent value by Michael Black

Prompt delivery. Really well packed. The cheapest price I could find. I have used a different shade of this on a brand new summerhouse and it went on easily. Given 2 initial coats, I mistakenly tried to give it a coat 15 months later and could see it wasn't taking as it was still fully waterproof and is still like that now, 4,years on. Works out far cheaper and less labour involved to achieve a better finish

Reviewed 4L, Spruce Green on: 05/08/16