Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0 (55 reviews)
On-screen colours may vary according to different screen calibrations. We therefore always recommend applying a test area.
2 coats = Recommended
Total: enter area

Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • 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.

55 customer reviews
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
Delivery on time , no problems with ordering by Scott Marshall

It did what it said on the tin!

Reviewed Charcoal on: 26/03/17
Delivery on time no problems by Scott Marshall

It did what it said on the tin

Reviewed Slate on: 26/03/17
Yet to use by Roger Wood

Looks good and comes recommended by friends. Not used yet.

Reviewed Willow on: 24/12/16
Very effective paint by Alan Wanless

My old decking had been removed and stored, then refitted after building works. Previously oiled, I decided to change the colour and revive the old weathered planks. Result was excellent, and new tin bought to recoat next year.

Reviewed Charcoal on: 20/12/16
A first class product by NIGEL PENSON

This does what's on the tin and some

Reviewed Charcoal on: 11/11/16
Easy to apply, looks great when finished by Z Nawaz
Reviewed Chestnut on: 02/11/16
Easy to apply, looks great when finished by Z Nawaz
Reviewed Willow on: 02/11/16
Great colour and finish and very easy to apply by Eileen

My decking was looking very tired. I purchased English oak which has brought my decking back to life and it now looks brand new! I would recommend this paint to anyone and will definitely buy this again.

Reviewed English Oak on: 07/10/16


Reviewed Willow on: 12/09/16
Excellent paint covered our decking and looks really good by ELIZABETH GILLILAND

Best ever decking paint that we have used would recommend it.

Reviewed Chestnut on: 09/09/16
Excellent product by JR From Ipswich

Started off with Willow but didn't like it on so changed to Maple and the decking looks cracking....

Reviewed Maple on: 06/09/16
Dose exactly what it said on the tin by Richard Statham

Fantastic product and has restored our decking to its former glory plus much cheaper than wickes and b&q

Reviewed Slate on: 03/09/16
Great product and service by Hayley Miller

I've used decking stains before and they often were difficult to apply and often flaked off after bad weather. This decking paint is great! Easy to apply with a paint brush and really improves the overall appearance of the decking, well worth the extra money compared to the stains.

Reviewed Maple on: 01/09/16
Really does do what it says on the tin by Jon Harvey
Reviewed Slate on: 01/09/16