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.
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.
Need to maintain your wooden garden furniture? Here's our blog post about keeping wooden garden furniture in tip top condition, which includes a small yet perfectly formed collection of remarkable facts about trees, wood and wood furniture.
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.
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.
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.
I bought this to treat my log cabin, shed and fence....works a treat in my spray gun for quick and effortless application. Highly recommended product!
Easy to apply and soaks in well. Too early to say if it does as intended.
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.
Drying time is quite long, however it does do the job of protecting the wood.
Easy to apply , fence looks new again.
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.
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.
Great preservative for garden sheds and was recommended by shed manufacturer 6 years ago and still in great looking condition
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.
Seems to do the job. Painted 1 coat 2 years ago and fence has maintained colour and condition. Some green
Easy to apply. Does not colour the wood. Time will tell if it lasts, but I am top coating it with Osmo as well.
A good preservative that is easy to apply - the clear does not alter the colour at all
Very easy to use, but needs mixing well
Great all round product,long lasting and good value for money
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 .
Went on very well looks great nice colour time will tell!
Not cheap, but effective. Solvent based, much better the water based alternatives
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.
Excellent product, have used it in a sea-front "hostile" environment for several years on plain wooden fences, which are still "as new".
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.