Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Stain

  4.8/5.0   191 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application 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 8 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 2.5L, 5L
MPN 36908, 36912, 36904, 36906, 36909, 36905, 37082, 36903, 36913, 36911, 36907, 37456, 36910, 36919, 37620, 36915, 36917, 36920, 36916, 36914, 37699, 36918, 37457
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 Ronseal 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 suitable decking cleaner.

191 customer reviews
Good coverage, visually pleasing by P.J. CLARK

Used it widely on gates, fencing, and railings to decking. The result is always pleasing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Oak on: 12/07/17
Great service by Francesco Miglionico

Extremely happy with Wood Finishes Direct. Fast delivery and great prices. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Oak on: 12/07/17
Excellent by Derek Baker

Good product and excellent delivery time.

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 09/07/17
This product has really rejuvenated our decking , and looks so much better Will be interested to see how well it weathers this winter by Geoffrey Mills

The product was half the price of B&Q, the packing and delivery was first class, and I will certainly buy all my future wood finishes from wood finishes direct.

Reviewed 2.5L, Pine on: 08/07/17
Excellent value by Matthew Tyrrell

Did a great job on the decking. Pro tip I learnt post first coat is to mix the tins you use as they can be very slightly different shades. Still looks great though!

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Oak on: 08/07/17
Easy quick and efficient order and delivery by Stuart Jenkinson

Good product and good value. Very fast delivery too.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Oak on: 05/07/17
Fantastic product, great colour made the old decking look like new by Jan Turner

Very pleased and happy will buy again

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut on: 01/07/17

Easy to apply good coverage

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut on: 21/06/17
Decking spruce up by Mrs Alison Shankland

Good strong colour and easy to apply to the deck. Dries quickly.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Oak on: 21/06/17
Good product by Mr R Heathcote

a good product, but to create the wind worn beach look we were after we had to water it down, so its protective qualities may suffer.

Reviewed 2.5L, Whitewash on: 19/06/17
Great product - much better than others on the market by Olivia Atkinson

Great product - this particular colour sold out everywhere like B&Q and Homebase didn't stock it so I was delighted to find it on here and in stock!! AND CHEAPER!!! great value - for branded product

Reviewed 2.5L, Stone Grey on: 11/06/17
Great colour by John Moir

Again does at it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal on: 11/06/17
Does exactly what it says on the tin! by Carl Jarvis

Just what was required to sort out my deck for another year at a far better price than local diy retailers and that included the delivery charge.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Oak on: 07/06/17
Goes on beautifully and second coat made decking like new! by Miss Annette McKay

I stain my decking with Ronseal dark oak stain every year and fancied a colour change so opted for 'Slate'. It has restored my decking to new again and I think the Ultimate Decking Stain is worth the little bit extra for a great finish. It seems more waterproof and slip resistant. Great product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 28/05/17
Easy to use and great coverage by Mark Read

Really happy with this paint the decking looks amazing

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 26/05/17
Easy to apply Looks good by Peter Smith

Very satisfied

Reviewed 2.5L, Pine on: 25/05/17
Great product great service by David Hallas

Lowest price anywhere. Does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar on: 25/05/17
Always a good product by Susan Lovatt

Great product, excellent service

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut on: 23/05/17
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 2.5L, Cedar on: 21/05/17
Easy to apply by Marylyn Rothwell

Excellent coverage does exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar on: 17/05/17
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