Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative

  773 customer reviews
Standard protection 1 coat
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Best protection 2 coats
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 1-2
  • 7m²/L
    1 coat
  • 48 hrs
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Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative is an all-in-one, spirit-based wood preserver for the treatment and prevention of dry rot, fungi, mould and protection against woodworm.

Ideal for smooth or rough exterior timber including fences, sheds, decking and more.Quick and easy to apply with a brush or roller. Harmless to plants and animals when dry.

Can be overcoated with Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment or Decking Oil for additional protection.

Barrettine Wood preservative is the perfect undercoat for any exterior project including but not limited to decking (where a top coat of Decking Oil will offer the ultimate protection). This new formula now includes protection against wood boring insects.

Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative contains a small amount of wax (Less than 1.5%). Water Based products or paints should not be used on top of this product as the wax content will likely repel the water based product, preventing it from bonding with or penetrating into the timber.

Note: Under normal conditions, as long as the wood being preserved has also been overcoated with an exterior wood oil such as Log Cabin Treatment, Decking Oil or other exterior wood oil initially, and every one to two years thereafter, the wood will not need to be treated with preservative again for at least another 5 years.

Wood that has not been oiled, or oiled in the last 2 years can be re-coated with preservative every other year if desired.

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Wood Preservative Colours

Please Note The colour swatches shown above are for guidance only as the final colour is dependent on the type and age of the timber being treated. The initial colour tends to be stronger and brighter when first applied but will 'tone down' over time as the surface of the timber is subjected to weathering.

Exterior wood to be treated must be clean, dry and free from surface coatings such as varnish or paint etc. Any such coatings must be fully removed by sanding or with a suitable remover before applying the wood preserver.

Easily applied with a brush or roller. If you have a large area to finish you might like to consider the shed and fence spray system - although not recommended due to the solvents perishing the spray washers it is possible to use the Shed and Fence Spray System for a day, so provided you can complete your project within a day this is still a good, cost effective option.

Barrettine Wood Preservative should be stirred thoroughly before application. Allow to dry between coats. End grain of timber should be treated to saturation for the best protection. 2 coats of wood preserver offer the best protection on sawn / rough timber while up to 3 coats can be applied on smooth timber.

Application brushes should be cleaned immediately after use with Barrettine Brush Cleaner or white spirit and before the product has had chance to dry. Dirty brush cleaning solution should be disposed of properly and not poured down sinks or into drains.

This solvent-based wood preserver should only be used in well ventilated areas. Care should be taken with the cleaning and disposal of any brushes, cloths, tins or other materials that have come into contact with this wood preservative.

  • Wear suitable protective clothing and suitable gloves. Wash any contamination from eyes or skin immediately.
  • Do not contaminate foodstuffs, eating utensils or food contact surfaces.
  • Thoroughly wash hands and any exposed skin after use and before meals.
  • Ensure that all water storage tanks are thoroughly covered before application.
  • Remove, cover or protect all fish tanks / ponds before application - Harmful to aquatic organisms.
  • Keep product in original container only.
  • Keep container sealed and in a safe place at all times.
  • Keep out of reach of children at all times.
  • Do not breathe fumes / spray.
  • Ventilate treated areas thoroughly after application.
  • Keep away from sources of ignition - NO SMOKING.
  • Until dry - Treated surfaces can pose a fire risk.
  • Not suitable for use on garden furniture unless over-coated with an appropriate sealer i.e exterior wood oil or varnish.
  • Do not empty contents in to a drain or soil.
  • Avoid contact with all plant life.
  • Hazardous to Bees.

If swallowed, do not induce vomiting, seek immediate medical attention and show the product container / label.

Avoid contact with plastics, masonry and other non-wooden surfaces. Spillages on bitumen type products may soften or swell with the fluid or vapour.

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 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.

Note: This product is hazardous to Bees and should not be used on Beehives. Contact your local Bee keeping association for an alternative.

Up to 48 hours drying time, however temperature and humidity will effect duration.

Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative reviews

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 773 reviews.
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Brilliant! by Lee Mitchell

I bought this to treat my log cabin, shed and a treat in my spray gun for quick and effortless application. Highly recommended product!

Reviewed Light Brown on: 27/04/16
Easy to apply by Ron Greenwood

Easy to apply and soaks in well. Too early to say if it does as intended.

Reviewed Clear on: 27/04/16
Fantastic by Alex Watson

We were delighted with the end result. Our summer house was a pale shade. We used Red Ceder & I thought it may be a bit too red. It is lovely. A nice rich warm colour. It was so easy to paint on too. Will always use it from now on. Thank you.

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 27/04/16
Easy to apply by Edward Pyburn

Drying time is quite long, however it does do the job of protecting the wood.

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 26/04/16
Good colour and penetrates well by Michael Stannard

Easy to apply , fence looks new again.

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 25/04/16
Easy to apply, looks good by Ron Flegg

Good product, time will tell if it preserves the wood as expected. However, it is very difficult to pour out without spilling as the tin does not have a pull out spout.

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 25/04/16
An easy product to apply Soaks into wood quickly and dries reasonably quickly by Carol Green

First time of using the product so will see in time if it is an efficient wood preserver. I liked it because it is a clear liquid rather than one of the strange orange colours that seem to be available. This clear wood preserver is hard to find in the shops so I am pleased to find a source of supplier offering a prompt delivery service.

Reviewed Clear on: 24/04/16
Very good product by Keith Dodd

Great preservative for garden sheds and was recommended by shed manufacturer 6 years ago and still in great looking condition

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 24/04/16
I wanted a product that would soak into the timber fence, at a sensible price and coat the amount it said on the tin It did all these and looks good too d by D Fisher

It is an excellent product and easy to apply. The colour is consistent between the tins and I would have no problem with recommending it to others. I purchased 30l in total and the coverage I got was about 7m2/litre. I am very pleaed with the finished look. The only downside was the 5l tins are not easy to empty into a paint kettle as the pouring spout is is not suitable for such a low viscosity fluid - resulting in spillage.

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 24/04/16
Easy to spray on and easy to cover by Charlie Reed

Seems to do the job. Painted 1 coat 2 years ago and fence has maintained colour and condition. Some green

Reviewed Clear on: 23/04/16
Seems to be the recommended one to use by Euan Lockie

Easy to apply. Does not colour the wood. Time will tell if it lasts, but I am top coating it with Osmo as well.

Reviewed Clear on: 21/04/16
A good preservative by Paul Smith

A good preservative that is easy to apply - the clear does not alter the colour at all

Reviewed Clear on: 18/04/16
Barrettine wood preserative by Chris Walker

Very easy to use, but needs mixing well

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 16/04/16
Simple to use by Ray Putman

Great all round product,long lasting and good value for money

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 16/04/16
Wonderful service by Christine Cullen

This wood preservative is very good we ran out while painting our fence . I ordered from Wood Finishes Direct and received our order the following day . That was very good service considering it was Easter weekend .

Reviewed Rich Mahogany on: 16/04/16
Used dark oak preserver and oil by J Muirhead

Went on very well looks great nice colour time will tell!

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 15/04/16
Easy to apply with good coverage by Lawrence McPhillips

Not cheap, but effective. Solvent based, much better the water based alternatives

Reviewed Dark Brown on: 15/04/16
Really quick to apply and soaks in instantly by Ian Shotton

Used on ship lap fence. Goes a long way ( have more than enough for next few years), easy to apply with a brush. Washes out easily. Bought the lighter version, and it does make the wood darker, but very happy with the result.

Reviewed Clear on: 15/04/16
First Class by Hugh Morris

Excellent product, have used it in a sea-front "hostile" environment for several years on plain wooden fences, which are still "as new".

Reviewed Clear on: 14/04/16
Great product at a good price with very fast delivery by Adrian

The product itself is excellent and is easy to apply. On very dry untreated wood, in my case fence panels, it soaked in very quickly and consequently does not go so far as expected. However it is still a good product but you may need a bit more than you think. I painted my previously treated shed, that had been painted with the same product last year, and found the preserver went a long way and was very quick and easy to apply. It was unfortunate that in this order the tin came badly damaged. I am surprised that it was not leaking. However after advising the company my next two tins came packaged a lot better and were undamaged.

Reviewed Summer Tan on: 13/04/16

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