Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative

  4.9/5.0   1661 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 1 coat (Standard protection)
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Best protection)

Wood type and application 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, WOST001, WOBL005, WOCL005, WORC005, WODB005, WOGB005, WOHG005, WOLB005, WOST005
GTIN 5015861004314, 5015861004123, 5015861003881, 5015861003942, 5015861004062, 5015861004185, 5015861004000, 5015861004758, 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.

1661 customer reviews
Quality obvious by Mrs L Crawford

Easy to apply, am sure will work to protect the wood I used it on. Does provide an actual surface coating that remains on the wood, doesn't just sink in so a change to the wood finish is visible.

Reviewed 1L, Clear on: 16/07/17
Great Coverage and Easy to use by David Clennell

Looks great when finished and gives brilliant protection

Reviewed 5L, Dark Brown on: 15/07/17

quick and reliable

Reviewed 5L, Summer Tan on: 14/07/17

Everything fine !

Reviewed 5L, Cedar Red on: 13/07/17
Easy to use and does a superb job by Jon Stendall

Easy to apply and use. Gives an excellent water resistant finish to wood. Would recommend.

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 12/07/17

Easy to use works as detailed

Reviewed 5L, Summer Tan on: 12/07/17
New formula is very good by Mr J Reece

Would recommed this product.

Reviewed 5L, Summer Tan on: 12/07/17
Easy to use, fencing looks really good by D WOODWARD

Barrettine cedar red preservative looks really good on the fencing, better than other products that i have used in the past, i would recommend it.

Reviewed 5L, Cedar Red on: 11/07/17
It does what it says on the tin! by Colin Gratton

puts the colour back into wooden summer houses after sun baking(aka Summer 2017).

Reviewed 5L, Summer Tan on: 10/07/17
Excellent, fast delivery by Malcolm Yorston

easy to apply, obvious good take up by timber

Reviewed 5L, Holly Green on: 10/07/17
Easy to apply, new resins give instant protection by Ioan Davies

I have used Barrettine's products for the past 45 years. They are well priced and do a great job as long as they are applied correctly. The big advantage to these solvent based products is that if you like wood, and want to see the structure of the timber, then even the coloured preservatives enable you to see the full beauty of the material. I used this Premier Wood Preservative on an undercoat of Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment on the interior timbers of an oak carport. Make sure you use the wood protective treatment before the wood preservative otherwise the resins used in the product will inhibit penetration of other coatings!

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 09/07/17

Easy to apply given three coats the colour looks good

Reviewed 5L, Cedar Red on: 08/07/17
Good Supplier by Chris Simpson

Always good from service from Wood Finishes Direct.

Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 06/07/17
I have previouly used products similar to this one which are no longer available However, this one is much better High Densisity of colour and very good coverage and will give the protection I require for my fence and other wood products by Mr.Frederick J Hillberg

Excellent Product. It does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 5L, Holly Green on: 05/07/17

Good deep green colour, easy to apply

Reviewed 5L, Holly Green on: 05/07/17
Great product at good price by Tracy Round

Having paid a fair bit for a new shed/summerhouse it seemed prudent to give it a good start in life! Went on easily and one large tin was just enough for 2 coats. Will top up with one coat of the Log Cabin Treatment at the end of the Summer.

Reviewed 5L, Clear on: 04/07/17
Fantastic product ok for our garden bench as well A++++ by HJW

Used it to preserve out garden bench with no problem with rubbing off & still got loads left to repaint out shed too.

Reviewed 5L, Holly Green on: 03/07/17
Fantastic product ok for our garden bench as well A++++ by HJW

Used it to preserve out garden bench with no problem with rubbing off & still got loads left to repaint out shed too.

Reviewed 1L, Holly Green on: 03/07/17
Excellent product by Philip Kidd

ive used these products many times they are very good,the one thing i dislike is the pourer its a very poor design and you spill the contents.

Reviewed 5L, Cedar Red on: 03/07/17
Purchased to overcoat the original treatment (same product) on our gates by D G Calver

Not actually used the purchase as yet, but very pleased with the original finish on our gates, so hoping that the new treatment will be just as good.

Reviewed 5L, Light Brown on: 03/07/17
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