Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver

  4.7/5.0 (160 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • An exterior wood preservative that colours, preserves and waterproofs
  • Perfect for garden sheds, fences and other garden wood
  • 2-in-1 formula preserves and prevents rot and decay
  • Eradicates woodworm and protects against wood discolouring fungi
  • Available in a range of attractive colours
  • Solvent-based
  • High V.O.C
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 3
Coverage Up to 9.6 per litre
Drying time 24 hrs
Size 5L
MPN 37651, 37653, 37650, 37652, 37649
GTIN 5010214865987, 5010214876532, 5010214865963, 5010214865970, 5010214865956

Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver can be used as a stand alone treatment or as a pre-treatment. For added protection, It can be over coated with an exterior wood or decking oil such as Ronseal Decking Oil.

Take a look at our blog post on garden shed maintenance, where we go into some of the finer detail behind keeping your shed in good tip top condition.

New Bare Timber

  • Ensure all wooden surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dirt and debris

Previously Coated Timber

  • Any surface coatings such as paint, varnish or stain must be fully removed and sanded back to bare wood

Old Timber

  • Wood that has become decayed should be removed and replaced
  • Cut out and burn all decayed wood at least 45cm beyond the area of damage
  • Brush down the wood with a stiff broom or brush to remove any ingrained surface dirt
  • Traces of mould, algae or fungi must be removed with a stiff brush or scraper
  • Areas that have been affected by mould, algae or fungi should be treated with fungicidal wash prior to application of Ronseal preserver

Always do a test area before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Shake or stir well prior to and during application to ensure a consistent colour. Avoid contact with bitumen, bitumen felt, mastics and plastics.

  1. Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver can be brush applied or by dipping the timber into the product, and can be spray applied with a suitable solvent spray system and safety equipment
  2. Where possible, end grain should be dipped or given extra coats to ensure the best possible protection
  3. Apply 2 coats for eradication of woodworm in roof joists, floorboards, joinery and small timbers; 3 coats for eradication of dry and wet rot and insect attack in existing or replacement timbers
  4. Allow 24 hours drying time between coats

Once dry, a suitable exterior wood oil or stain can be applied. Always follow the manufaturer's instructions on the tin.

Wood treated with Ronseal preservative can be easily maintained by applying a fresh maintenance coat on a yearly or 2 yearly basis as required.

Please note: If this product is over-coated with a clear decking oil, it will last for around 5 years. This is only if the decking oil is re-applied and maintained on a yearly basis.

Q. How does Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver protect garden wood

A. The Shed and Fence Preserver from Ronseal colours and protects wood by impregnating the timber with a variety of ingredients and colour pigments. The combination of active ingredients protect the wood from a range of biological threats while the waxes and resins provide the water and weather resistance.

160 customer reviews
Easy to apply and delivers the colour you need by Trevor Aver

I have to say that as a fence preservative, this takes some beating in my view. It can be sprayed or applied with a brush easily. No scrubbing to get the paint spread as it goes straight into the wood - superb!

Reviewed Light Brown on: 20/04/17
Excellent service from wood-finishes-direct com ,and an excellent product by Philip Groom

This product, Ronseal Shed and Fence preserver is a first class product easy to apply excellent finish once applied and to coin their own advertising slogan "it does what it says on the tin"

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 12/04/17
Good quality shed and fence preserver by Phil Howie

Gos on well nice rich colour much better than water based products.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 11/04/17
Covers well easy to apply by Peter Joyce

Good product easy to apply, would recommend.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 08/04/17
The product was excellent & delivery on time, although the tin had been damaged in transit by Ray Weekes

Best product on the market for fences & sheds.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 06/04/17
Worked well by Denis Marsden
Reviewed Dark Brown on: 04/04/17
Easy to apply and good finish by Michael Read

Covers well and looks good.

Reviewed Light Brown on: 02/04/17
It does what it says on the tin by Mrs Ruth Macaulay

Its a thin liquid so you need a bit of protection for your plants and paths, looks good once it has dried.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 02/04/17
It does what it says on the tin! by Paul S Harmer

No, it really DOES do what it says on the tin. I can't say painting fences and sheds is ever fun, but this stuff really works and I cannot praise it highly enough or recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 01/04/17
Easy to use and covers large area by Stephen Player

A very good product that I have used for a couple of years now and would recommend

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 31/03/17
Easy to apply, looks great by Anthony Smith

Delivered exactly as promised. As decribed.

Reviewed Light Brown on: 23/03/17
Does the job perfectly by Thomas Goodenough
Reviewed Dark Brown on: 22/03/17
Performs as claimed by A.Wills
Reviewed Green on: 12/03/17
Did a fine job of coating/preserving by Stephen Hill

Good finish but requires several coats

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 11/03/17
Coverage and colour is good and application is easy In addition the product does appear to withstand UV light well and a final bonus is the product has a long shelf life so no waste by Mick Rodgers

It doea exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed Light Brown on: 20/01/17
Splendid finish on the shed by Rich Gerrard

Went on nicely. Great finish

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 30/12/16
Terrible by Anne-Marie Ives

It is like coloured water

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 27/12/16
A note from us...

Hello Anne-Marie,

It wood be fair to say that many of the Preservatives are quite watery in appearance and can be a little messy during application. They are designed to soak into the surface of the wood and protect. If you would like any advice on application please feel free to call and speak to one of our advisers on our free phone number 0800 7818 123

Kind Regards

Wood Finishes Direct.

Warm, friendly, expert advice led to buying the right stuff for the job by Michelle Barbour


Reviewed Black on: 22/12/16
Easy to put on by Brian Meakin

colour was a bit weak- green

Reviewed Green on: 07/12/16
Does what it says on the tin by Barrie Evans


Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 01/12/16