Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative

  4.9/5.0 (1313 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A solvent-based high-performance exterior wood preserver
  • Perfect for sheds, fences, decking, summer houses and other garden wood
  • Protects timber against wood boring insects, wood rotting funghi and blue stain
  • Contains wax and water repellent resins
  • UV fade resistant colour pigments
  • Deep penetrating formula for long lasting protection
  • Low odour
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 6 per litre
Drying time 12 hrs
Size 1L, 5L
MPN WOBL001, WORC001, WOCL001, WODB001, WOBG001, WOHG001, WOLB001, WOBL005, WOCL005, WORC005, WODB005, WOGB005, WOHG005, WOLB005, WOST005
GTIN 5015861004314, 5015861004123, 5015861003881, 5015861003942, 5015861004062, 5015861004185, 5015861004000, 5015861004284, 5015861003898, 5015861004130, 5015861003959, 5015861004079, 5015861004192, 5015861004017, 5015861170507

Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver is ideal for most exterior wood care projects including sheds, fences, exterior windows and frames, doors, carports, shutters, wooden garden gates and more. This product can be used as a standalone treatment or as a base-coat for a protective exterior wood oil or decking oil.

Please Note: This formula may differ slightly in colour to pre-October 2016 version, therefore always try a test area first. Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative contains a small amount of wax so is therefore not compatible for use with water based paints, varnishes and stains. If looking to paint, stain or seal exterior wood with a water based product, ensure that the wood is treated with a wood preservative that is oil, wax and silicon free such as Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative.

Ensure that wooden surfaces to be treated with Barrettine Wood Preserver are clean, dry and free from surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminates.

New Bare Wood

  • If required, new bare timber can be cleaned and de-greased with white spirit prior to application of wood preserver

Previously Treated Wood

  • Any surface coatings such as paints, varnishes and stains must be fully removed back to clean, bare wood by sanding or using a suitable stripper / remover
  • Wood that has been oiled in the last year should be allowed to weather for at least one year or until the wood preservative is able to penetrate through to the timber

Old Untreated Wood

  • 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 and debris
  • 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 or mould & mildew cleaner prior to application of Barrettine Wood Preservative

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.

  1. Only apply in temperatures of between 10℃ and 30℃
  2. Apply wood preserver using a synthetic brush, roller or shed & fence spray system*
  3. For the best protection apply a minimum of 2 coats to rough / sawn and smooth timber
  4. Where possible, end grain should be dipped or given extra coats for additional protection
  5. Allow 12 hours drying time between coats

* Although the solvent content of this product can perish the washers and hoses of some spray systems, it can still be a time and cost effective way to treat large areas. We recommend that if using a spray system try to complete the project in one day. This said however, depending on the type and brand of sprayer, it may last longer than this.

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

Wood treated with Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver 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 or other exterior wood oil, it will last for up to 5 years. This is only if the exterior wood oil or decking oil finish is re-applied and maintained on a regular basis as per the guidance on the relevant product.

Q. Is this all I need to protect my summer house?

This product is commonly used on its own on sheds and fences and other exterior items constructed of rough wood, however for a total treatment we recommend over-coating with Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment or Clear Barrettine Decking Oil for added water repellency and weather protection.

If protecting the natural colour of the wood is important, use the clear preservative then overcoat with Osmo UV Protection Oil Extra or Fiddes Exterior High Build Wood Oil.

Q. Can I use Barrettine Wood Preservative on a chicken shed and dog kennel?

Barrettine Wood Preservative is perfectly safe to use on any surface that comes into contact with animals when dry. This includes but is not limited to dog kennels, chicken sheds and houses, horse stables and more. It's important to remember that this wood preservation treatment should be over-coated with a suitable exterior wood oil or decking oil. Animals should only come into contact with the surface of the wood when both the wood preserver and oil have fully dried.

1313 customer reviews
Excellent product by Dorothy Bunn
Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 21/05/17
Excellent product, have used before and will certainly use again by John Cooper

Good quality product, does what it says it will, easy to use, would certainly recommend.

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 21/05/17
Easy to apply, does a great job, used it a few times and will continue to do so by William Hart
Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 21/05/17
Good product, great customer service by Andrea Wilson

Unfortunately the product was dented on arrival. This had occurred in transit. Contacted the customer service department who were very good, resolved the issue to my satisfaction. Would recommend the preservative, and definitely happy with the customer service.

Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 20/05/17
Product is good and natural graining and colour of wood is maintained by Alan Chilvers

product is fine however packaging of can needs some work as once again the can arrived severely dented perhaps you need to have strong words with you carrier ref manual handling

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 20/05/17
Good product by James Thomson
Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 18/05/17
Good working product by Richard C

easy to apply and gives a good lasting finish.

Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 18/05/17
Easy to Apply, Nice finish by Martin Hardy
Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 17/05/17
Good coverage by Mr Tim Percival
Reviewed 5L, Summer Tan on: 17/05/17
Good coverage by Mr Tim Percival
Reviewed 5L, Dark Brown on: 17/05/17
Does what it says on the can by Carole Lee

Not everyone stocks this product so was pleased to find it on wood finishes direct. Second time I have used them. Amazing delivery. I paid for standard 2/3 day and received it the next day. Can't improve on that

Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 17/05/17
Easy to Use by Thomas Welch

Have just used this product to put two coats on a new shed. Very easy to use/apply following the instructions printed on the tin. Only time will tell how good the product is in meeting its stated benefits but I have absolutely no doubt it will do so. I bought two 5 litre tins and will give another coat in a couple of years. Well worth the price and thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed 5L, Holly Green on: 17/05/17
Very good product by Matthew Dunling

I agree with all the top reviews, this is a very good product. Easy to use and provides the finish i wanted.

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 16/05/17
It was easy to apply by Christopher O'Gorman

Hope it keeps my raised bed sleepers rot free for years to come.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 16/05/17
Easy to apply and seals wood really well by Peter Wade

Excellent product

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 16/05/17
The best fence paint I have ever used by Alan Richardson

Having learnt that sprayable fence was no longer available, it was recommended that I use Barretine wood preservative, although I thought it expensive at the time I purchased some, the results were excellent covering well and gave an excellent colour in fact I will never use water based paints again.

Reviewed 5L, Cedar Red on: 16/05/17
This is my second purchase of this product by Douglas Wilcox

Excellent price for a quality product. Unlike some previous brands I have tried this is not all solvent!

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 15/05/17
I have always found the colour to be what I am looking for and easy to use by John Merricks

I have bought several tins of this product and colour in the past. From the moment of placing a order to delivery I have always found to be very good. The product appears to be runny but don't be put off by this. It's easy to use, covers well and certainly gives good protection. I can recommend it and will be ordering again in the future when required.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 15/05/17
A good colour match is achieved from the colours shown on your website by Colin Horton

good solid colour, applied with ease through a sprayer. Time will tell how the colour fades.Would certainly purchase other colours in this range.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 15/05/17
Excellent product excellent service by David Axon

easy to spray and brush on leaves panels slightly darker as though wet

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 14/05/17