Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0   102 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A specifically designed decking paint for the renovation of tired and grey garden decking
  • Suitable for use on ridged and smooth, softwood and hardwood decking
  • Perfect for wooden decks that are looking a little worse for wear
  • Smooths rough surfaces, fills cracks and locks down splinters
  • Resists foot traffic and weathering
  • Rainproof in just 90 minutes
  • Available in a range of attractive, opaque Ronseal decking colours
  • Provides long lasting colour and protection
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 8 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 2.5L, 5L
MPN 37451, 37455, 37449, 37452, 37450, 37448, 37454, 37453, 37617, 37616, 37615, 37618, 37619
GTIN 5010214874514, 5010214874552, 5010214874491, 5010214874521, 5010214874507, 5010214874484, 5010214874545, 5010214874538, 5010214876174, 5010214876167, 5010214876150, 5010214876181, 5010214876198

Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint offers a quick and easy way of restoring tired and grey garden decking, to give it a new lease of life.

Looking for a traditional decking finish? See our full range of Ronseal decking oils, stains and treatments.

Decked areas to be painted must be clean, dry and free from all surface dirt, debris and other contaminates.

  • Traces of surface mould, algae and moss should be scraped off with a scraper, stiff broom or brush
  • Areas affected by mould, moss or algae should then be treated with Ronseal High Performance Decking Cleaner
  • Once treated, rinse the decking boards off with a hose or better still, a jet washer
  • Remove as much loose, peeling of flaking material as possible by sweeping again
  • Allow to fully dry for 24 hours before applying Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

Always do a small trial area first in an inconspicuous area of decking to test the deck paint colour and final finish before starting the main project. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application to ensure a consistent finish.

  1. Apply Decking Rescue Paint liberally with a good quality decking paint brush or applicator
  2. When painting a deck, start in the furthest corner, brushing along the length of the decking boards
  3. Work along 3 - 4 deck boards at a time, taking care to minimise overlapping of the paint
  4. A little extra paint will fill small cracks and imperfections, giving a new uniform appearance across your deck
  5. We recommend 2 coats of rescue paint, allowing 4 - 6 hours between coats
  6. Allow Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint to fully harden for 48 hours before placing or moving garden furniture on or across the painted deck - temperature and humidity may affect the overall drying time


Check decking for signs of wear once annually, and if required, apply a fresh coat of Decking Rescue Paint.

102 customer reviews
Good product Easy transaction by Simon Neale

Brightens up old decking, no problem.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 13/07/17

Gave a beautiful finish to the decking and easy to apply

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 12/07/17
Great paint Freshened up old decking a treat by John Gant

Easy to use. Covers well.Looks smart.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 12/07/17
Easily applied and excellent finish by Mr Frew

Applied very nicely and easily and the finished product was excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 10/07/17
Good product by Melvyn Webster

Does as it sates on the tin. Second time I have used it

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 10/07/17
Perfect by Derek Reaney

Does a great job of making my decking look like new again

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 04/07/17
Very good value for money by P A Tye

It does what it says on the tin made my old decking look like new again

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal on: 30/06/17
Great experience by KATIE DENYE

Product done as it says on the tin looks great just hope it lasts.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal on: 26/06/17
Great, actually does do exactly what it says on the tin by William Beveridge

great coverage, easy and smooth application, covers minor ( and not so minor ) discrepancies totally. completely re vamped our decking, quickly and easily.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 23/06/17
All good by Barry Cooke


Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 22/06/17
So far, very happy by Sue Louch

The decking rescue paint arrived when I expected it, was easy to use and looks good. Job done!

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 19/06/17
So far, so good - make sure you stir! by Miko

Great colour, easy to apply, low odor, easy cleanup. Only time will tell whether it stands up to the British weather, but so far this has been a great product for the job. It's thicker than you might expect, but that helps it to fill in minor cracks/splitting. And definitely STIR THIS PAINT every time you pour from the can... there is a chalky buildup at the bottom so you will end up with lighter streaks if you don't stir well.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal on: 19/06/17
A great finish by Reluctant Painter

I doubt a 2.5ltr tin of this a while ago to freshen up the decking area. I was not really expecting much from it as products I had used previously had not really done the job promised on the tin. I gave the decking a quick sanding, followed by a sweep and a wash down with the hose, after a day in the sun drying I gave it another sweep and started to paint. I used a brush to paint around the edges first then a deep pile roller, the paint went on quickly and gave a good finish. I did underestimate the amount of paint required and needed another two 2.5ltr tins, these I ordered and they were delivered the next day. I gave the decking a second coat after 4 hours drying time. I am really happy with the product and the service from Wood Finishes Direct, their price per tin was half the price of 3 national diy chains.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 18/06/17
Looks great does what it says on the tin by Mrs Baldwin

It's a brilliant modern finish to any thing wooden in the garden. Finish is almost matt black

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal on: 11/06/17
Easy to apply, drys really quickly by Ian Allsop

Got a few more years left from the decking with this paint, I would order more paint than the calculator suggests depending on the condition of the decking

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 10/06/17

Fantastic! "does what it says on the tin"

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 09/06/17
Great product" does what it says on the tin" by Margaret Brown

Great paint covered cracks and patchy decking with one coat, putting on another coat just as I want it a darker colour but would recommend.

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 08/06/17

excellent Service

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 07/06/17
Looks good - has "rescued" decking! by South Shields

Easy to use, does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 06/06/17
Faultless by Paul

Applied shortly after receiving product and all appears ok.

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 05/06/17
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