Ronseal Shed and Fence Preserver

  4.7/5.0 (173 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.

173 customer reviews
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
Very good product and coverage by Nicholas Smith
Reviewed Green on: 25/04/17
Worked very well on my fence very pleased by Nicholas Smith

very happy with this product easy to use good coverage.

Reviewed Black on: 25/04/17
Very good by Christine Austin

Soaks in well so you know it will do the job of preserving the wood

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 22/04/17
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