Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Stain

  4.7/5.0 (144 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • An acrylic-based decking stain and protective treatment for garden decking
  • Offers unrivalled weathering protection and foot traffic resistance
  • Uses advanced technology to penetrate deeper into the wood for increased adhesion
  • Available in a range of attractive, translucent colours
  • Low odour, water-based formulation
  • Low V.O.C
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 6.4 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 2.5L
MPN 36908, 36912, 36904, 36906, 36909, 36905, 37082, 36903, 36913, 36911, 36907, 37456, 36910
GTIN 5010214869084, 5010214869121, 5010214869046, 5010214869060, 5010214869091, 5010214869053, 5010214870820, 5010214869039, 5010214869138, 5010214869114, 5010214869077, 5010214874569, 5010214869107

Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Stain is suitable for all types of new and old garden decking.

  • Looking for an oil instead? Look at our range of decking oils
  • Have grooved decking? You'll normally need double the quantity. Our handy coverage calculator will help you choose the right amount
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Decked areas to be treated should be clean, dry and free from traces of dust, dirt, oil, grease, wax and silicone.

New Decking Preparation

For all bare wood decking including tantalised, pressure treated and preservative impregnated decking timbers.

New softwood decking

  1. Treat with wax, oil and silicon free wood preservative for the best protection
  2. If possible, preserve all sides including end grain prior to installation
  3. Sweep the decking with a stiff broom to remove all traces of surface dirt and debris
  4. Use a suitable decking cleaner if required before staining

New hardwood decking

Hardwood decking usually requires a period of weathering to allow some of the natural oils in the wood to dissipate. This allows for better adhesion of the decking stain. Check the decking manufacturer's guidance on how long decking should be left to weather before treating.

Old Decking Preparation

Old coating type finishes such as decking paints, varnishes and varnish type stains must be fully removed back to bare wood before staining. Depending on the condition and type of finish, it may require more than one attempt to fully remove the old coating.

  1. Ensure that all 'coating' type finishes have been fully removed to expose bare wood by either jet washing or using a dedicated decking stripper and remover
  2. For decking affected by mould, algae or moss, or to restore the colour of decking that has turned grey or silver over time, use a decking restorer or reviver gel
  3. Treat with wax, oil and silicon free wood preservative for the best protection
  4. Where possible, preserve all sides including end grain prior to installation
  5. Sweep the decking with a stiff broom to remove all traces of surface dirt and debris before staining

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility. Do not apply Ronseal Ultimate Decking Protection Stain in wet conditions or if rain, frost or snow is likely before the product is dry. Decked areas should be completely dry before applying Ronseal stain. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.

All white and grey products contain titanium zinc which is heavier than the other ingredients in this product. Because of this, it tends to sink to the bottom of the tin and requires a prolonged period of stirring to ensure that it is blended back in with the other ingredients. It is therefore vital that this product is stirred for several minutes, prior and periodically during application, to ensure that any concentrations or titanium zinc sediment at the bottom of the tin are thoroughly intermixed. Failure to stir before and during application may result in an inconsistent colour or finish.

  1. Stir the tin thoroughly before and periodically during application
  2. Apply a thin, even film of decking stain with a suitable decking applicator
  3. Work the stain in the direction of the wood grain
  4. Work along the length of 2 or 3 boards at a time
  5. Allow the first coat to dry inline with environmental conditions
  6. Apply a second coat as above
  7. Allow 24 hours to dry completely before heavy use

Two coats of Ronseal Decking Stain are usually sufficient but this may vary depending on the type of decking timber and its absorbency.

Regular Cleaning

To preserve the look and performance of the decking stain for longer, it is recommended that decked areas are swept with a stiff broom on a regular basis. This is to remove loose leaves, dirt and other organic matter that can settle on the deck and in the grooves, which can degrade or damage the finish and decking timbers over time.

If signs of mould or algae appear, use an appropriate mould an mildew cleaner or fungicidal wash. The condition of wooden decking should be inspected on a regular basis and treated as required.

Deep Cleaning

Scuff marks, stains, grease and other surface contaminates can normally be cleaned with a decking cleaner.

144 customer reviews
Good coverage and easy to use by Roy B

The stain was just as I expected it to be from the information explained on the tin. It dried very quick and brushes on easily.

Reviewed Cedar on: 21/05/17
Easy to apply by Marylyn Rothwell

Excellent coverage does exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed Cedar on: 17/05/17
We have used Ronseal products before so had no difficulty in choosing this by Mr Dennis Gamston

The prices were exceptionally good compared with other suppliers

Reviewed Cedar on: 16/05/17
Brilliant by Paul Lock

spent ages looking for a stain for my decking, took a chance and 100% glad i did.

Reviewed Walnut on: 11/05/17
Easy to apply and a nice shade by Mrs Jean Cole

well pleased with this stain,easy to apply.

Reviewed Mountain Green on: 11/05/17

Arrived great product

Reviewed Dark Oak on: 07/05/17
Good product competitive price by Jennie Potts

I have been using this stain for 3 years now to stain our large decking area. It is great and is protecting it really well. It is easy to repaint after an annual clean and then lasts well for a year. It was a very competitive price here.

Reviewed Slate on: 05/05/17
Made our decking look like new by MR CA PEARCE

Good stain goes on very well gives the decking a lovely colour like it has just been done.

Reviewed Pine on: 04/05/17
Excellent quality product by Heather

We used this product on wooden steps in our garden and it is proving to be very waterproof and durable. Very natural, warm colour. Really pleased!

Reviewed Medium Oak on: 03/05/17
Great coverage by Mr F Wilson

Used this product on some old decking that had several board new board contrasting with older boards that had previously been painted with another product but the finish was in a bad way. I was pleasantly surprised that the 1st coat did such an excellent job that I was half tempted to leave it at that, In the end it was well worth the effort in the end though, the second coat put on perfect finish. The bonus was the roller used, for both coat, cleaned off so easily under a running tap that it lived to roll another day A great product that really revitalised my decking.

Reviewed Charcoal on: 28/04/17
Very good product by Derek Thorne

it covers well and is a good price

Reviewed Charcoal on: 27/04/17
This decking stain brushed on well and covered the decking very well by Mr Reginald Hill
Reviewed Walnut on: 20/04/17
Yes very good product by Mr Ic Duncan
Reviewed Slate on: 19/04/17
Great by Carolyn O'DONNELL
Reviewed Dark Oak on: 18/04/17
Very good by Robert Naylor

Very pleased with the product and it's application.

Reviewed Stone Grey on: 15/04/17
Does what it says on the tin by Mr J Lewis

Easy to use, easy to clean your applicator after use, dry's in 90mins.

Reviewed Medium Oak on: 12/04/17
Great product by Mr John Walch

Used it before about 2 years ago , my decking gets used a lot , coverage is good , preparation is key.

Reviewed Cedar on: 12/04/17
Yes, this is better than the normal stain by Scott Cassie

Yes the Ronseal Ultimate is better than the normal stain.

Reviewed Mahogany on: 11/04/17
It made an excellent job of our decking by David Clark

Would definitely buy this again as it is a helpful high quality product

Reviewed Teak on: 07/04/17
Excellent product by Claire Howard

A very good product at a very good price. Just make sure you give it a really long and full stur. Colour separates.

Reviewed Charcoal on: 08/03/17