Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0   142 reviews

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

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water-based 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.

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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 test area before starting any project to test the colour and compatibility of the finish. 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.

142 customer reviews
Very good by Anthony Edwards

It made tired decking look new

Reviewed 5L, Willow on: 12/09/17

Does the job. Plus more.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 11/09/17
Great Finish! by Tanya French

Easy to use & great finish! Even the professionals doing my decking where impressed by my painting with this product & the colour/coverage.

Reviewed 5L, Charcoal on: 11/09/17
Great finish! by Tanya French

Great coverage & colour - even the professionals doing my decking were impressed with my paint job!

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 11/09/17
Easy to use by Ronald Dove

Does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 10/09/17

Good quality product

Reviewed 5L, Willow on: 10/09/17

Excellent does what it says on the tin exactly

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 08/09/17
Easy to apply, great colour by Paul Warwick

My decking has been rescued thanks to this paint.

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 08/09/17
Excellent and easy to apply by Allan Rennie

Excellent and easy to apply

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 06/09/17
Excellent finish Really pleased with results by Barrie Molyneux

Managed to get the decking done over one of the few dry weekends in August. Prepped decking area approx 16sq/m plus spindles and hand rail. Original decking down for 10 years looking a little tired. Now looks like new. Rain sits on top of coating. Excellent product. Well worth the time and effort. I used 2 2.5litre tins for all deck and spindles.

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 06/09/17
Great paint to revive decking by V CHAPMAN

great paint to revive decking, we managed to cover the decking with a three coats, and painted the gate, the shed, and had some paint left over! Lovely colour I was a bit worried when I saw the colour block on the tin (looked darker) but the paint when dried was exactly the colour I wanted - overall a good buy

Reviewed 5L, Willow on: 05/09/17

good quality

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 31/08/17
Very good To quote Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin by Steve. Ayrshire

Excellent! It does the job perfectly!

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 29/08/17
Lives up to it's name by Dr A Cheeseman

We bought this after much consideration in a desperate attempt to revitalise our tired decking and spruce it up. We also bought the Ronseal deck cleaner to make sure we had the best results. The cleaner worked a treat (we used a pressure washer) and the paint was very easy and quick to apply. Just a couple of coats was all it needed. We're delighted with the result - great colour and finish and makes the deck look as good as new. We've had some lovely comments from friends. You need to be realistic about its staying power and be prepared to do some minor touch-ups for places of higher wear and tear or if the wood does get scratched. However, it's so quick and easy to do that it would only take a few minutes.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 28/08/17
Great for older decking by Henry Regan

Feels cracking good finish very tough

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 28/08/17
Revitalised and protected my 15 year old deck by Bill Kersel

Easy to apply, the coverage was as stated, as they tell you it takes a bit of stirring before using. Its not so dense that you lose all the effect of the wood. Even after 2 coats you can still see the grain on the spindles and rails around the deck. On completion it was great to see the rain water standing of the deck in droplets like a freshly waxed car

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 27/08/17
Excellent product - my patio looks wonderful by Mr. H.W. COWLEY

As above. The coverage stated on the tin is a little short.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 23/08/17
Easy to use and looks good by JAMES SMITH

does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 21/08/17
Great for decking by Ross Irvine

Would definitely recommend

Reviewed 5L, Charcoal on: 16/08/17
Excellent for covering old tired decking and fence by Mr Philip Prytherch

Deliver was very good and on time. I used this on my decking and fence. I wanted to cover the old colour as it looked very old and weathered. I chose a different colour and it covered very well. It took a couple of coats but this I expected. Several people have remarked about how nice it looks.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 15/08/17