Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0   132 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, 37613, 37614, 37453, 37617, 37616, 37615, 37618, 37619
GTIN 5010214874514, 5010214874552, 5010214874491, 5010214874521, 5010214874507, 5010214874484, 5010214874545, 5010214876136, 5010214876143, 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 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.

132 customer reviews
Brilliant does exactly what it says on the tin by Tina Barrs

My decking has always been painted but this product is by far the best I’ve used A***

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 24/01/18
Haven't used it yet but it was less than half price compared to my local diy stores by David Maclennan

Haven't used it yet but read the mostly positive reviews of the product online and was going to buy it from my local store but when I noticed 'wood finish Directs ' prices I snapped it up - can't wait to try it in the spring/summer. Excellent service from woodfinishes direct!!

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 04/01/18
This paint is great as is wood finishes direct by Barry Yates

this paint is great for the jobs I use it for I will be buying more later.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 29/12/17
Quality paint by David Thirlwall

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 14/11/17
Excellent paint by David Thirlwall

Used on decking that is 13 years old. After 2 coats the finish is exceptionally good. Would recommend to anyone to use on decking.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 14/11/17
Very easy to apply after a long stirring with wooden spoon by Robson

Looks great and covered tatty decking very well with two coats giving exact coverage detailed on container

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 18/10/17
Great paint by Keith Thompson

Great paint, can only review in short term. Will hopefully stands the test of time. Only issue is that you'll easily need double what you think you'll need. Expensive, but worth it.

Reviewed 5L, Charcoal on: 02/10/17
Such a good product by Martin Fleet

Spent some time looking at the reviews of this product on various sites and to be honest they were very mixed, to the extent that I was left confused. In the end I went on a gut feel and just bought it. Glad I did, it went on very easil, took two coats but my decking which covers quite a large area now looks superb, in fact it looks brand new. A good decision.

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 01/10/17
Brilliant coverage by Mrs B Dryburgh

This is an excellent product for coating decking. Great coverage. Great choice of colours.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 26/09/17
Extremely pleased by Ron Hester

Bought this to paint decking floor and so far, am extremely pleased with the result.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 23/09/17
Delivery and price excellent by Andy Barker

Paint goes on well and covers most imperfections wasnt looking forward to this job as we have a large deck which was fitted 20 years ago .Replaced a number of rotten boards the used the rescue paint to give a constant finish looks better than expected

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 22/09/17
Brilliant!! by Michael Brown

Completely covered the wood and rain just runs off. Gives the impression it will last for years, highly recommended.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 19/09/17
This is an excellent decking paint by Barbara Dryburgh

Great for filling in cracks . Gives great coverage. Does what it says unlike so many other ones.

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 15/09/17
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
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 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
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