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Ronseal Decking Oil

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Ronseal Decking Oil is a durable, waterproof treatment that protects against weathering, warping, swelling, drying and splitting.

Resists mould and algae growth whilst sheidling against the greying effects of UV rays. "Natural" offers a clear, wet look, whilst "Cedar", "Oak" and "Pine" dry to a translucent coloured finish.

If your decking is untreated, or could do with some TLC apply a Decking Preserver beforehand for maximum protection. Current offer of 5L includes the best price for deal of 4L + 25% free.

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Ronseal Decking Oil Natural is a deep penetrating formula that feeds your decking, restoring the natural oils lost over time through weathering. Suitable for hardwood and soft wood decking, It penetrates the wood leaving a natural looking finish that both protects and nourishes.


Decking areas should be thoroughly cleaned to remove dust, dirt, algae, mildew and other contaminates from the surface prior to oiling. For the best results, clean with an appropriate Decking Cleaner allowing the decking to dry thoroughly before applying the oil.

Ronseal Decking Oil can be used over previous decking oils, however other types of decking stains and treatments that act as a sealant or varnish will need to be removed before application.

New or freshly stripped / cleaned decking can be treated with a Decking Preserver prior to applying the decking oil. This helps to protect the timber of the decking from fungi, dry rot & mould.

Ronseal recommend that new decking made from dense exotic hardwoods should be left to weather for a period of 6 months before applying decking oil. This allows the tight grain of these woods to 'open up', allowing the decking oil to be more easily absorbed by the timber. Note: This process is not necessary for softwood decking.


Do not apply Ronseal Decking Oil in wet conditions or if rain, frost or snow is likely before the product is dry.

  • Decking areas should be completely dry before application
  • Decking oil must be thoroughly stirred before and during application
  • Apply oil to the decking with a good quality roller or bristle brush
  • Apply a second coat in the same way as the first.
  • Allow 6 hours between coats

Two coats of Ronseal Decking Oil are usually sufficient but this may vary depending on the type of decking timber and its absorbency.

Note: this product is not compatible with Ronseal Perfect Finish Decking Oil


To keep your decking performing its very best brush off leaves, dirt and debris on a weekly basis. If signs of mould appear use an appropriate decking cleaner. The condition of the decking should be inspected on a 6 monthly basis and can be re-coated as required.

Equipment Cleaning

Brushes should be cleaned immediately after use with White Spirit. Remove as much of the decking oil from brushes and other application equipment before cleaning. Any remaining decking oil should be stored or disposed of properly at a local authority site. Do not empty into drains or watercourses.


Wear suitable gloves and clothing when using this product

Ronseal Decking Oil is Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

  • Keep product out of reach of children
  • Flammable - Keep away from sources of ignition
  • Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking
  • May produce an allergic reaction
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes
  • Use in well ventilated areas only

After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show the tin. If product comes into contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

Drying Time

  • Rainproof in 2 hours
  • 6 hours between coats

Decking will be ready for general use after 24 hours. Drying times can vary depending on temperature, humidity and porosity of the timber.

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Ronseal Decking Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 289 reviews.

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J Seward
Best decking oil ever
Use this every year, keeps my deck looking like new
Helen Grant
 Natural Cedar
Easy to use fantastic finish
Will buy this product again decking looks like new so easy to apply sp
Nigel Goodier
 Natural Cedar
Easy to apply and very effective
Ronseal Decking Oil does everything as advertised. Very simple application and a very effective wood preserver. I have used it for years.
Stewart Middleton
 Natural Cedar
This product was really good
Made the decd look new again.
Robert Rose
Simply the best
Easy to apply and a great finish just what I wanted
Mark Hampson
Excellent product easy to use far better for the wood
I was unsure about this product but once I started using Ronseal decking oil it was very easy to spread,the decking now is looking good I used natural oil brought my decking back as new
Tom Smith
Good Ronseal Decking Oil loaded brush and it goes on a treat.
Had decking installed last year,looked slightly faded but the oil went on beautifully and made it look like new. Very pleased with the product,Will consider recoating to give extra protection before winter.
Marylyn Rothwell
 Natural Pine
Easy to apply
Very pleased with the finish, the decking looks the true colour as in the picture. Highly recommended
 Natural Oak
Does a perfect job
great price makes my decking look new again cant find any problems with this product .
Colin Masson
Excellent, our extensive decking looks great !
Anthony Matthias
Brilliant ,does what it says on the tin
Ronseal decking oil great product ,from a very,very good supplier would use again Thankyou from a very please customer
Tracey Joines
 Natural Oak
It does what it says on the tin
This is the best stuff we have used to oil our decking
Susan Plucknett
Very good value for money
We have researched this product intensely and found this the best value by far.
David Buckley
Excellent coverage.
always used ronseal decking oil. Decking still looks good after 10 years.
Great product and easy to use
Bought this for the second year running for our caravan decking - product great - does what it says on the tin ! Great prices from Wood Finishes Direct and even better service - delivery excellent keeping us update so didnt have to wait in all day. Shall recommend to all.
Brian King
 Natural Pine
Great Stuff,it's true "Does excatly what it says on the tin"
Really good quality product,best that I have used over the years.
Easy to paint on,covers well,nice finish.
Decking could still be slippy when wet.A grit based coat may now be required.The product itself looks great.
Peter Roberts
A good quality oil. Takes well to the wood. Looks good. Reasonable value.
Philip Mann
Excellent price
Covers well and does the job with no problem
Pearl Hamlett-Wood
 Natural Pine
Used it before, although I'm no authority, we found this product easy to use.
We found the decking oil, better than the decking stain. We found the decking stain lifts off after a couple of years, the oil needs to be applied but doesn't build up or peel off, therefore it doesn't look unsitely.

per litre
6 hours
dry time
  • UV Resistant
  • Prevents splitting & cupping
  • Does not peel or flake
  • Weather proof

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