Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver

  4.8/5.0 (198 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 used on any garden wood and over coated with an exterior wood oil from Ronseal.

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 a suitable exterior wood cleaner prior to applying Ronseal Shed and Fence 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, this preservative can be over-coated with a suitable Ronseal exterior product. When over-coating and for the best results, Always follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.

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.

198 customer reviews

Product was easy to apply and soaked in well

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 16/06/17
Quality preservative by Chris

Easy to apply and soaks well into new fence panels. Needs at least 2 coats although application instructions recommend 3 coats. Timber looks excellent once dry. Happy with the final result but the coverage is NOT as advertised on the tin. Don't skimp.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 13/06/17
Does what it says on the tin by Paul Bennett

almost as good as cuprinol

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 07/06/17

Great value,highly recommend,wood finishes direct are a pleasure to deal with.

Reviewed Black on: 07/06/17
Top quality, does the job, easy to apply by Mrs Kate Bunton

Excellent coverage of my stables, colour is lovely

Reviewed Light Brown on: 05/06/17
The best price I could find for this product by Kevin Bowen

This product is the best I have used after using many different ones

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 03/06/17
Great coverage and effective treatment by Mr Chris Friend

I bought 6 cans of this to re-proof our stables. The colour came out darker than expected but the coverage was good ... I applied 3 coats as recommended and the timbers are now completely waterproof. The timbers were so dry that I was quite worried about the amount needed for the first coat, however subsequent coats were far easier to apply and required less preserver.

Reviewed Light Brown on: 02/06/17
Excellent would definately use this product again by Ian Coulbeck
Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 29/05/17
Again delivered damaged but product itself fine by Dafydd Jenkins

Good wood preserver. Colour not quite as natural as others available.

Reviewed Light Brown on: 29/05/17
A note from us...

Hello Dafydd,

I am pleased to see that we were able to offer some good will for the damage tin that you received. If there is anything further that we can help with, lease do let me know.

Kind Regards Samantha.

The best I have ever used on my decking by Shelagh Clarkson

A company who lays decking recommended this.product to me . My decking was looking tired and even when power washed was two colours,sanded it down and used cuprinol it came up a treat will use nothing else from now on

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 23/05/17
Good coverage, and dries to a nice golden brown by Mr R J Jones

As this is a Preserver it is more liquid than Fence Paint. So it soaks into the wood. Have only used on new fencing so do not know what it's like on treated wood.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 22/05/17
Excellent product Excellent service from Wood Finishes by Mr P Venn

I much prefer this product than the normal 'fence paints' advertised as it soaks into the dry wood (not sure what happens if already 'painted'). It colours well but is very dark so best to try a sample first. It lasts for a few years and you can see the rain run off. Also seems to give some protection by avoiding greening of the wood. Can be sprayed on or brushed but it is very thin so need to practice applying it to avoid it running as it does stain concrete etc. Worth paying the extra I think.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 20/05/17
Easy to apply by Tony Fuse

This stuff is far better than the water based paint. It soaks in to the wood nicely. The Autumn brown is a nice colour. I have used it on the hard to reach panels of my shed.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 17/05/17
Excellent product and does exactly what it says on the tin :) by Gary H

Easy order process, fast delivery and very well priced products :)

Reviewed Light Brown on: 10/05/17
Better protection than water-based coverings by Mike Babb

I've used this many times before to protect fences and wooden sleepers. Works a treat. Soaks up nicely and leaves a wonderful nutty brown. Fades over a couple of years but still seems to offer protection.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 10/05/17
Early days, only time will tell how good the product is by Keith Sirs

Recently I used this Preserver on my new shed, it went on OK, and 5 litres covered the full shed. However, probably my fault, I only shook the tin for a short time to mix solution, it became apparent as I reached the bottom of tin the colour was changing. Perhaps the contents should be decanted into a container where stirring/mixing could be done more effectively.

Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 08/05/17
Great product The colour always lasts well too with no fading by Mike Cochrane
Reviewed Dark Brown on: 08/05/17
Does exactly what it says on the tin by Mike Cochrane
Reviewed Autumn Brown on: 08/05/17
Easy to apply, good consistent colour by SD Bluck

Have used for years and always been very good, only criticism is that more recently the last part of the tin comes out as a thick brown sludge and is therefore unuseable. Still good overall.

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 03/05/17
Very good product especially on older fence panels by Simon Everett
Reviewed Light Brown on: 26/04/17