Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment

  4.9/5.0 (315 reviews)
2 coats = Good protection
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3 coats = Excellent protection
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A specially formulated treatment suitable for log cabins, decking and other garden wood
  • Provides extra protection for previously preserved timbers
  • Contains resins to aid with durability
  • Extremely weather resistant
  • Enhances the natural wood grain and colour
  • Protects wood from cracking, splitting and warping
  • Does not peel, flake or blister
  • Can be used on both pressure treated and tantalised wood
  • High V.O.C
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 8 per litre
Drying time 48 hrs
Size 5L
GTIN 5015861016058

Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment is perfect for all exterior wood, including log cabins, summer houses, sheds, fences and decking. Adds additional protection to wood that has been previously pressure treated or treated with an exterior wood preservative.

Ensure surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from loose dirt and other surface contaminants.

  1. Repellent coatings such as paints, varnishes and coating type stains must be fully removed by sanding or with a suitable exterior paint and varnish remover
  2. Sweep the surface with a stiff broom or brush to remove all traces of surface dirt, debris, mould, algae or fungi
  3. Treat areas affected by algae, mould and mildew with a mould and mildew treatment
  4. Applying 2 coats of Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative is recommended prior to using this product
  5. Allow the wood preservative a minimum of 48 hours to dry before applying Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment

Always do a small test area to confirm performance and compatibility before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times. Stir thoroughly prior to and during application to ensure a consistent finish.

  1. Decant in to a paint kettle or other suitable container
  2. Apply liberally, working the oil into the surface of the wood and brushing in the direction of the wood grain
  3. For best results apply to all external sides of log cabins, sheds and decking prior to construction
  4. Remove any excess surface oil to avoid extended drying times
  5. Normally, one coat applied liberally with a wide bristle brush is sufficient
  6. Should you apply a further second coat, it may be applied after 12-24 hours, depending on the type of wood
  7. Some hard / oily exotic hard woods such as Iroko, Teak, Idigbo and Cedar may only absorb 1 thin coat
  8. If desired, Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment may be applied by synthetic roller or sprayer, however you should always back brush to ensure even coverage
  9. For decking boards leave 24-48 hours before subjecting to heavy foot traffic

Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment can be easily maintained with an application of a thin maintenance coat as and when required, usually every couple of years or as a yearly maintenance program, by simply following the preparation and application sections above.

315 customer reviews
This is my second can! Easy to apply Need to keep applying every year by Bill

Protects the wood well as long as you apply at beginning and end of summer. I applied this treatment to wood which I had treated with preservative. It is well worth applying 3 coats right from the start. It has enabled me to keep the natural wood finish on my summer house.

Reviewed on: 19/06/17
Excellent service all round by Roy Andrews

Used before.Easy to apply. Time will tell but good after 3 years.

Reviewed on: 14/06/17

Easy appBarrettine quality.

Reviewed on: 13/06/17

Not used the product yet hope in the next week

Reviewed on: 13/06/17
Excellent by Mel

This is our second purchase of this treatment, we used it last year on our newly built summerhouse and it still looks as good this year, hence I have bought another tin for some planters that I have purchased.

Reviewed on: 11/06/17
Great product easy to use by Monkeynuts

Used on a log cabin excellent finish very little odour all in all top product .

Reviewed on: 10/06/17
Very easy to apply by Kimberley Murray

Applied 3 coats of this wonderful stuff after preserving the flat log cabin with cuprinol clear preserve.Had a great downpour of rain over full two days the water rolled off the log . Works perfect.

Reviewed on: 09/06/17
Has brilliant waterproofing properties, and easy to apply by David Connor

I've bought more Barrettine from Wood Finishes Direct, to re-treat my log cabin this summer, since I applied it for the first time last year, it brought the natural colours of the spruce logs out, and it has stood up to the rigors of winter, the water still beads on the surface of the wood when it rains like it did after the first treatment.

Reviewed on: 08/06/17
Lovely stuff by Mr Peter Martin

Ths product is so easy to use and builds up a low sheen over 3 coats and then dulls down to leave a nice weed grain finish ,just the stuff i need to protect my wood cabin .

Reviewed on: 08/06/17
First class wood treatment by John Walters

arrived on time,well packaged,very clear instructions on how and how not to use the product.Product painted on very easily and covered really well only used 1/4 of tin on a 8x6 log cabin.Since using product its rained allmost every day,the water beads on the surface of the wood or runs off.The cabin looks fantastic with the treatment highlighting the natural stains in the wood.

Reviewed on: 08/06/17
Easy to apply and a great finish by Mr I Brain
Reviewed on: 02/06/17
Great product by Roger Hopwood

Used to protect my cabin in the woods

Reviewed on: 01/06/17
Superb product by Paul Macpherson

Easy to apply very effective , definitely use again

Reviewed on: 26/05/17
Excellent product by Trevor Hollinshead

After buying an expensive Log Cabin, I researched many products before deciding on this one. It's proved to be an excellent choice and given a first class finish. Also excellent service from ordering through to delivery.

Reviewed on: 24/05/17
Have just applied this to new spruce cabin over 3 coats of Barrettine Universal Preserver, and even after 1 coat the heavy rain just seems to bead on surface so far so good! Very easy to apply too by Catherine Dow

It's too early to say for sure but this treatment was easy to apply, no heavy fumes, and seems to be doing what it says on the tin! Ask me next year...

Reviewed on: 21/05/17
Easy to apply and very effective by Mr Tim Percival
Reviewed on: 17/05/17
Good price, easy to apply, by Geoffrey Doy

Have used this product for the past two years on my summerhouse and decking. It goes a long way and is easy to apply. Once applied the rain just roll's off.

Reviewed on: 13/05/17
Easy to use, a little covers a large area by Jonathan Long

What do you say, I have applied it to my log cabin and hope that it performs as described.

Reviewed on: 12/05/17
Great Product! by Chris

Easy to apply, goes a long way and very effective. Brought the wood back to look like new again!

Reviewed on: 12/05/17
Great stuff by Susan Gold

Would not use anything else on my log cabin

Reviewed on: 07/05/17