Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • A specifically designed deck repair 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
MPN 37451, 37455, 37449, 37452, 37450, 37448, 37454, 37453
GTIN 5010214874514, 5010214874552, 5010214874491, 5010214874521, 5010214874507, 5010214874484, 5010214874545, 5010214874538

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 with Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint should 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.

69 customer reviews
Pretty good but not as opaque as hoped by Doogie Brodie

We're using this to cover up the same product in grey that the former owner did. After powerwashing, scrubbing with cleaner then powerwashing again, it has taken 3 coats to cover the grey.

Reviewed Maple on: 20/05/17
Easy to apply, true to colour by Mrs N Brant

Looked great once complete. At least 2 coats required. Not been through harsh weather or wearing yet but has revitalised an otherwise tired looking deck. Overall great!!!!

Reviewed Charcoal on: 10/05/17
Really good easy to apply by J Bennett

My decking looks like new again after using decking restorer paint . Highly recommended and will be ordering again . A*

Reviewed Charcoal on: 10/05/17
Does what it says on the tin by Ken Brookes

Easy to apply and covers easily Brushes clean easy

Reviewed Maple on: 08/05/17
Brilliant product for fixing splintering dry deck by Juleigh Hamilton-Gillings

This product is worth every penny. We seriously had our doubts, but tried it out and I couldn't believe the difference. The 10m coverage isn't correct tho. If you have bad decking you'll need two layers and our 16m2 deck took three full tins and was still worth it!!

Reviewed Charcoal on: 06/05/17
Did exactly what it says by Sheryl Hook

The paint was easy to use and covered really well.

Reviewed English Oak on: 04/05/17
Easy to apply, good finish by Mark Jezad
Reviewed Charcoal on: 03/05/17
Great Ronseal decking paint by J D Miller

Great service and quick delivery well packaged

Reviewed Charcoal on: 03/05/17
Excellent service by Margaret Thompson
Reviewed English Oak on: 03/05/17
This product looks good and is perfect for the job in hand by T. Walmsley

Your quick and efficient service is commendable.

Reviewed Slate on: 03/05/17
The best decking paint I have ever used by Lloyd Edwards

I have used decking paint for the last fifteen years but your ronseal rescue paint is by far the best finish I have used. My decking had gone into a bad state of repair but the finished product brought it back to life. I did try to email to you the before and after pictures but on trying to post it to you it would not recognise the email address stated. Which is a shame really as the pictures were remarkable Many thanks Lloyd Edwards

Reviewed Bramble on: 01/05/17
Brilliant product by P Rose
Reviewed Slate on: 30/04/17
Does what it says on tin by Norman Christie

Really good looks excellent let's hope stays like that time will tell

Reviewed Maple on: 26/04/17
I cannot tell you anything yet by Evelyn Ure

I havent used my decking paint yet as the weather has not been good so I cant review it just now but hopefully it will be great

Reviewed Maple on: 24/04/17
The volume did exactly the surface area it said it would by Matthew

The colour is a bit lighter than it appears on the label. I'm perfectly happy with the finish. It remains to be seen how long it lasts on the decking or whether it will chip away easily with much use. So far so good and cant complain.

Reviewed Slate on: 18/04/17
Great by Ian Blair

does what it said on tin decking looks great

Reviewed English Oak on: 15/04/17
Great by Ian Blair

will use again next year

Reviewed Slate on: 15/04/17
Very good and fast service by Martin Rogers

A good product at a good price.

Reviewed Maple on: 07/04/17
Not used it yet by Carl Adams

pleased with quality of product

Reviewed English Oak on: 06/04/17
Fully lived up to my expectations from a Ronseal product by Robert Linacre

Does what it says on the tin! After pressure washing the decking, applied two coats of the Rescue Paint and the decking looks like new.

Reviewed Maple on: 05/04/17