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Ronseal Decking Oil

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Ronseal Decking Oil is a durable scuff resistant oil that offers a natural, oiled finish and forms a waterproof barrier to protect against weathering, warping, swelling, drying and splitting.

Resists mould and algae growth and its fade resistant finish protects against UV rays. For use on hardwood and softwood decking.

If your decking is untreated, or could do with some TLC apply Barrettine Wood 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 the decking area with a decking cleaner such as Ronseal Decking Cleaner or Barrettine Decking and Patio Cleaner. Allow the decking to dry thoroughly before applying the oil

Ronseal Decking Oil Natural can be used over previous decking oils, other types of decking stains and treatments will need to be removed before application.

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


Do not apply Ronseal Decking Oil Natural 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

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


Decking that has been treated with Ronseal Decking Oil Natural can be cleaned using Ronseal Decking Cleaner. The condition of the decking should be inspected on a 6 monthly basis. Re-coat 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 Natural 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

Drying time between coats is 6 hours. Decking will be ready for general use after 24 hours. Drying times can vary depending on temperature, humidity and porosity of the timber.

  • Reviews

Ronseal Decking Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 113 reviews.

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Steven Jackson

 Natural - Clear
Great product don't scrimp on your deck oil
I have used this product before and again it doesn't disappoint. The oil does slightly darken the wood but I think that looks really nice and certainly still looks natural. As for protection nothing else I have used beats this product, applied two years ago and now reapplying in a fully south facing garden so good longevity.
Alan Robins

 Natural Oak
Amazing product and very easy to apply with the 'right' brush
I have a very old deck (late 90's) which we have just taken on, this product does exactly what we wanted, a protective finish which has made the old deck look like new, I would certainly recommend an oil rather than a decking stain, very easy to apply
Vicki Gorringe

 Natural - Clear
Great product leaving a fantastic finish
We bought enough for 2 coats, but our deck was so thirsty, it drank everything we bought in one coat!

 Natural Cedar
Very effective
Used previously so knew it was a good product. protects cedar decking very well and long lasting. 5l cans more sensible due to area needing treatment.
Andrew Longthorpe

 Natural - Clear
Excellent quality product
Excellent service. My decking was 3 years old and this was the 1st time I treated it. The on-line calculator suggested 3.7 litres when in actual fact I used just over 5, I guess this was down to the age of the wood, the 1st coat really soaked it up using 4 litres. Excellent service from Wood Finishes Direct, I would definitely use you again.

 Natural - Clear
Great product and does exactly what it says
My decking has just been finished and looks like new. Great product which I will order again.

 Natural - Clear
Our outside benches are looking revived
Easy to apply, and bench now "waterproof". Just need good weather to do the other 3! Bit smelly to apply, try to do it outside...
Gordon Warburton

 Natural - Clear
Good product that is simple to apply
Great price for a good product. Ronseal decking oil has proved to be a good buy.
David C

 Natural Oak
Yes it does what it says on the tin.
Good translucent finish. Just what I had hoped for with a slight oak colour. Only put first coat on so far as rain interrupted the second coat. Very pleased with the finish.
Richard Jenkins

 Natural - Clear
Prompt delivery. Good price
This is the second time I have shopped around and ended up with woodfinishesdirect for 2 x 5litres of Ronseal Decking Oil. The product is good, but pricey. woodfinishesdirect seem to offer the best price/delivery option......I'll be back!
D Holmes

 Natural - Clear
It is easy to use. I use it annually and leaves a really good finish.
Have been using this product for a number of years now and would not use an alternative. It does what it says on the tin
Neil Appleby

 Natural - Clear
Great product
I bought this as when I renewed my decking I wanted to keep it natural, not spoil it with colours. I've been down that road hence the new decking, this is just what the doctor ordered. It puts a light tint on the wood fetching out the grain in the wood and with it being an oil it's great for the water - it just beads off. I'm hoping it lasts well. I gave it 2 coats, got good coverage out the 5 litre tins and I wont be going back to colours again. This looks stunning! ;-)
Suresh Taneja

 Natural - Clear
Great value, good quality, deep penetration
This is solvent based decking oil applied to a newly laid deck. It's slightly tinted which brings out a nice light colour to pre-treated decking boards. I used a fence sprayer to apply to the decking boards and then brushed the oil in using a mako brush. Nice finish, deep penetration into the wood.
Kathleen Britton

 Natural - Clear
LITERALLY does as it says on the tin!
Our decking had been rather neglected but after a good clean by a karcher it was ready for the oil. The first coat gave a very good cover but the second coat went on so easily and the wood looked almost like new again. Will definately keep using this product.
Sara Cordell

 Natural - Clear
Great contact, fast delivery, amazing decking oil!!!
I chose the Ronseal decking oil in clear as I heard it had a slight colour to it but didnt want deep stain which has to be removed each time before you re-oil each year. So happy I did!! My decking was new 17 months ago but had in places turned greyish and sad looking. What a difference after even 1 coat!! IT LOOKS LIKE NEW!! Going to do the second coat when the rain finally stops. Did wash it down with power wash the day before the 1st coat and allowed to dry properly before oiling the next day. Needed more than I was advised but luckily I bought extras as will last unopened for a year or so I was told.Would definately recommend this product and Wood finishes direct for their low costs and great customer service!!
Antonia Texidor

 Natural - Clear
Very easy and quick to use.
Having spent days trying to rid my decking of green I applied the oil - two coats - and am now hoping that over the winter the wood will be suitably protected. I really should have bought a better applicator as my old one (used previously with another oil) kept coming apart & that drove me crazy!! Very pleased with the product though.
Suzanne Anderson

 Natural Pine
Made a fab job just put my decking down and put the oil on after finished didn't wait the 6 months as stated on tin was advised by sawmill to do early as possible and it has came up brilliant and would buy again fast delivery and bought the big brush with the oil and was effortless to put on
Alex Moody

 Natural - Clear
Great product, great results.
If your looking a product that will give life into your decking this is it and at a great price that won't be beaten (I know as I've tried)..highly recommended.

 Natural - Clear
This was my second order for this Ronseal Decking Oil.
Excellent service again from Wood Finishes Direct, still as good as ever, almost wish the job wasn't finished.
Jenny Jones

 Natural Oak
Easy to apply and feeds the timber well.
The chalet in question is at least 9 years old and this product gave it a new lease of life - really looks like oak. Previous products we used didn't give it this look.

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

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