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Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver

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Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver colours, preserves and waterproofs exterior wood. The 2-in-1 formula preserves and eradicates, protecting your investment against rot and decay.

It can be applied to rough, sawn and smooth timber solvent based product can be brushed or sprayed (although a spray system that is suitable for solvent based materials needs to be used).

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This specially formulated wood preservative gives colour and protection to sheds, fences, trellis and other rough sawn and smooth planed timber around the garden.

How do you prepare your garden shed for preservative? What is the best wood treatment? How often do you apply it? All questions that we hear on a regular basis. Take a look at our blog post about garden shed maintenance, where we go into some of the finer detail behind keeping your shed in good tip top condition.


Ensure all wooden surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dirt and debris. Areas that have been affected by mould, algae or fungi should be treated with Fungicidal Wash prior to applying Ronseal shed and fence treatment. Any surface coatings such as paint, varnish or stain must be fully removed.

Wood that has become decayed should be removed and replaced prior to the application of Ronseal shed and fence treatment. Cut out and burn all decayed wood at least 45cm beyond the area of damage.


Ronseal wood preservative must be well shaken or stirred prior and during application to ensure a consistent colour.

Ronseal Shed and Fence Preservative can be brush applied or by dipping the timber into the product. Wood preservative can be spray applied with a suitable solvent spray system and safety equipment. Where possible, end grain should be dipped or given extra coats to ensure the best possible protection.

Ronseal Shed and Fence Preservative should be given 24 hours drying time between applications if additional coats are required.

Avoid contact with bitumen, bitumen felt, mastics and plastics.

Equipment Cleaning

Clean brushes immediately after using wood treatment with White Spirit.


Keep this wood treatment in its original container. Tin should be tightly closed and stored in a safe well ventilated place away from sources of heat and ignition.


  • Wash any contamination from skin and eyes immediately
  • Do not breath wood preserver vapour / spray
  • Keep away from children
  • Keep away from sources of ignition - No Smoking
  • Keep Ronseal Wood Preservative away from food, drink and animal feed
  • Keep away from water storage tanks, drains and other water sources

If swallowed, do not induce vomiting - Seek medical attention immediately and show the container or label.

Drying Time

Allow 24 hours drying time between coats of shed and fence preservative.

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Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 29 reviews.

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Graham Mack
 Autumn Brown
Very good product at a vey good prriceprice
I used this on my new timber workshop before I erected it. The timber was planned and had a base coat when the it was made. The preserver went on very easily but be careful as it will splash. Coverage was as stated on the tin and 2 coats was fine but I put 3 on as I had plenty of material and 2 sides are difficult to reach once the workshop is erected. Just one thing and that is to give the tins a really good shake every time you use them as the preserver seems to go thick at the bottom and thin at the top after a couple of days.
Kim Barrow
 Dark Brown
Buy this product if you want a rich dark brown colour and quality finish. Goes on great will always use this fence preserver now
 Autumn Brown
Great service, great product, great price
Nothing more to say, other than highly recommended, easy to use and of course 'It does what it says on the tin' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marion Anderton
 Dark Brown
Excellent product with good coverage.
Good coverage, lovely dark colour - used on new wooden gates. Drying time quicker than other products. Overall a good product.
Danielle Shearsby
 Autumn Brown
Fab product
Great product and excellent service
Island Sime
 Light Brown
Very good, highly recommended
This is a great product that's easy to use, I cover just about every bit of garden wood with it, it looks great!
Trevor Mills
 Dark Brown
Top stuff!
Heaps better than modern water based 'preservatives' that basically just wash off in a couple of years.
Simon Cush
 Dark Brown
A great product, quick and easy to apply.
This is the second batch of Ronseal shed and fence preserver I have bought from WFD and I highly recommend this product. It is very easy to apply, especially using a hand pressure spray unit, available form most DIY stores. It penetrates well, dries very quickly and does not have high odours. Will use again when required.
G Haynes
 Dark Brown
Unpacked on 23.10.14 and 2 tins found damaged.No damage noted on cardboard box.
Our feedback:-
Hello Mr Haynes,

Sorry to hear that you have received some dented tins. All of our stock leaves the warehouse in perfect condition, but as you can imagine occasionally the couriers are a little heavy handed and we have had reports of goods being dented but boxes being in perfect condition. If you would like to email us we would be happy to discuss this further.

Many Thanks.
Paul Gaut
 Autumn Brown
Brilliant product!
Quality product at a keen price,and delivered very quickly(next day as it happens.Strongly recommend both product and Wood Finishes Direct!
Gareth Davies
 Dark Brown
Excellent product, gives the impression that it will protect the wood
Harder to apply than water based products but soaks straight in so you know is going to preserve not just colour. You must shake vigorously though as the product separates!
Anthony Reynolds
Easy to use and effective
It was easy to apply and seems to go along way. The finished appearance is pleasing to the eye and looks like a good protective coat for my shed. I will certainly use again.
Dennis Hopkins
 Autumn Brown
Good product at good price
I find the solvent based preserver works better than water based, so I'm pleased that this is still available - although prices have increased. It is possible that the colouring settles to the bottom of can., and it may be necessary to stir it with a stick and/ or lay the can on its side to help mixing
Sophie Newman
 Dark Brown
Great stuff. Does not fade
Make sure you store it on its side or upside down and shake well every time your poor it as prone to sediment at bottom. I used it for two sheds and 18 large fence panels and has been great. Does not fade with rain like the water based products and protects well. Really pleased. I purchased the dark brown and very nice finish.
Derek Moore
 Light Brown
Exactly what it said in the tin
Ordered just before 17h00 and received next morning before 08h00, on standard delivery. Excellent service.
John Wills
Easy to use,finish very good,good rate of spread.
Seems a very good product,as for durability only time will tell
Mrs Giles
 Autumn Brown
Does what it says on the tin!
Good, solvent based preservative.
James Brown
 Dark Brown
Just what i was looking for
Good value,and as a ronseal ad you know it will do what it says on the tin
Gordon Mckinlay
Shed looks good
Good coverage and nice finish
Nei Tribe
 Light Brown
Fantastic product but beware of coverage rates. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed !!
Bought to add some colour back to our garden fence with the benefit of also containing a preservative. It is incredibly easy to apply. It soaks right into the wood on contact and gives just the right amount of colour. As you work your way along the fence you can see the initial drying starting. I'm using the 'Light Brown' which is more of an earthy brown whilst still imparting a modest degree of colouring to the wood, hence I think calling it 'Light Brown' is a good description. The alternative 'Autumn Brown' on the colour swatch samples I saw had a yellower colour. Not that hellish orangey colour but definitely yellower. I'm very pleased with the colour of the 'Light Brown'. Finished fence panels look a darker brown but still look like natural wood rather than some artificial colour or surface treatment. :-) When you first pour it you will notice it has very low viscosity. It pours out in much the same manner as white spirit (or water for that matter). Completely different to the thick water based fence paints that have a thickness closer to interior latex paint. I mention this as I imagine you would have no trouble putting this through an inexpensive sprayer of the type often sold for applying fence stain, whereas the thicker water borne fence paints can often be problematic in those sprayers. We previously bought a water based finish for our other fence and compared to this it was horrible. It was thick and gloopy and applied as an opaque layer on the surface of the wood obscuring the grain. This Ronseal preservative by contrast soaks into the wood providing colour but leaving the wood surface intact. Fantastic. There's only a couple of negatives; 1. I found there was a bit of pigment settled at the bottom of the can when I reached the end of the can. Not a lot but enough for me to notice. Ronseal offered this suggestion. "We would advise laying the tine on its side for an hour or so this will re-distribute the pigment at the bottom of the tin, then giving a good shake. You can also pour a little bit of the product out of the tin the give the tin a really good shake, this will allow more movement in the can and help re-distribution" I think this would do the trick. I'll test on my next can. 2. It's damn near impossible to pour from the can without spilling. Not unique to ronseal. Lots of tetra pack drink cartons are the same ;-) 3. Coverage. You will find that due to the way it soaks right into the wood you will probably be alarmed at how quickly you go through it. Our fence is made from overlapping vertical boards that are very roughly sawn and in addition due to the orientation of the grain it sucks the preservative in quite vigorously. I noticed by chance some of the boards I've done so far are much smoother and the product goes much further on them. I'm going to finish the fence by applying the preservative with an HVLP sprayer and I suspect the product will go a great deal further compared to brushing. My recommendation is don't worry about how much you are using. Just buy some more and carry on. You'll end up with a fab finish that will look after the wood for many years. If you are brushing I found a standard paint brush much easier than the special 'rough' fence stain type brush we bought especially for the fence. This was due to the rough fibrous surface of our fence panels. If your surface is smoother you will have an easier time making the product go further by working with less liquid in the brush and working it over a larger area with the brush. As mentioned I have a feeling that a proper spray gun is going to make this stuff go a lot further than brushing. I've waffled on a bit but I thought this might help others. Happy fence painting ;-)

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24 hours
dry time
  • Colours and preserves
  • Prevents rot and decay
  • Resists rain, wind and sun

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