Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment

  4.9/5.0 (270 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.

270 customer reviews
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
We used to protect our summerhouse, shed and decking by Angela Bull

Wonderful stuff. Easy to apply and looks good as the topcoat after staining and easy maintenance too. Would use whenever I need to.

Reviewed on: 05/05/17
Appears to be good quality from previous usage by Roger Steere

Spirit based preservative which lasts well.

Reviewed on: 04/05/17
Easy effective to use by John Hill

Does the busines

Reviewed on: 03/05/17
Does what it says on the tin! by Mr Paul Jervis
Reviewed on: 27/04/17
Great product by Mr G Harris


Reviewed on: 26/04/17
Quality had before and will again does exactly what it says by Darren Morgan

Used this on my new shed not only does it look good but also completely waterproofs the wood you can see the rain bead when it falls on it, have coated 3 times just to protect, will use agin in a years time just to prolong life of the wood, best product I have ever used

Reviewed on: 20/04/17
Good fast delivery by Mr John Garlic

Absolutely brilliant does what it says on the tin

Reviewed on: 20/04/17
Easy to use a little goes a long way by Michael J Enright

Good product. Not essy like some others.

Reviewed on: 19/04/17
Easy to apply, covers well and readily absorbed by the wood Resulted in the finish I was after by ROGER J SMITH

I had previously used an Eco friendly concentrated wood preservative diluted with water. Unfortunately, it proved to be attractive to wasps which chewed strips off the wood to build their nest. I am hoping the solvent based Barrettine treatment with its waxy finish cures this problem. Time will tell this coming summer.

Reviewed on: 13/04/17
Great for fencing God value for money by Carole D
Reviewed on: 08/04/17
Easy to apply, by John Pitt

pleased with the finish, time will tell how good a treatment it is.

Reviewed on: 04/04/17
Pleased with Product finish and ease of use by D.Hanney

I chose Barretine's Log cabin and decking treatment after looking at similar products, It was Oil based making it perfect for repelling the rain, it is very thin and easy to apply and I still have 50% left for future treatments, it also gives off little in the way of smell apart from a light odour of linseed oil. Great product all round..Recommended!!!

Reviewed on: 16/03/17
Goes on extremely easily and goes a long way too by Daniel Brace

goes on extremely easily and goes a long way too. I bought 10 litres of barretine wood preserver as an undercoat nd 10 litres of barrettine log cabin treatment and after two coats of each ive still got 5 litres of log cabin treatment left for a top up coat in a couple of years. Its not cheap but equally you'd be stupid to fork out thousands on a log cabin then cover it with cheap coating to save £30!!!

Reviewed on: 24/02/17
Quick and easy application Good coverage by Ian Cooper

First class product ,would use again and recommend!

Reviewed on: 09/02/17