Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative

  235 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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This product has had an updated tin design and has been renamed as Barrettine Premier Wood Protective Treatment. If a colour is no longer listed, please visit the new design instead.

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.

Need to maintain your wood garden furniture in good order? Here's our blog post about keeping exterior furniture in tip top condition, which includes a small yet perfectly formed collection of remarkable facts about trees, wood and wood furniture.

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 235 reviews.
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Quick and easy to apply by brush or spray It makes a difference immediately by Stephen Winslade

Quick and easy to apply by brush or spray and the effect is immediately visible. Uplifting my tired fencing.

Reviewed Holly Green on: 29/12/15
Good product just what I neede by Anon

Ordered this product to treat cedar greenhouse tried on wooden blue tit nesting box first. Found it to be very good. Fast delivery would definitely use company again.

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 22/12/15
Very good by James

This is a spirit based product that can be sprayed on very easily and gives excellent coverage. 5 litres easily covered 12 5' panels.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 12/12/15
Perfect but can very dented on arrival by Linda Atkinson

As usual every thing I have purchased from you does what it should once again thanks

Reviewed Holly Green on: 11/12/15
Pleased with results by Mervyn Lammiman

Good product with extremely good coverage, drying time & water resistant.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 10/12/15
Very fast and easy to apply, by Paul Dear

Very easy to apply, produces a great finish which enhances the natural features of the wood.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 09/12/15

This is a good product and covers the wood well,as instructed I gave my fence two coats,and the colour and coverage was better than I expected,I have already bought another 4 cans for further use when the weather here gets dry.

Reviewed Holly Green on: 02/12/15
Easy to apply quick drying by Alan Smith

Keeps wood looking fresh. Colour lasts.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 26/11/15
First class, no problems whatsoever by Barrie Glover

Excellent product, superb service

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 17/11/15
More effective than water based treatments by Ian J.

Good product. Good price. Much better wood penetration than water based treatments hence more effective.

Reviewed Holly Green on: 14/11/15
It's good stuff by Julian Yeo

I've used this on my shed since I bought it about 14 years ago because it was recommended as the best by the shed maker. It has worked because my shed is still as good as new. This year I decided to add Log Cabin Treatment as well, this does make it look good and the moisture beads and runs off just like it does off a well waxed car.

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 14/11/15
Excellent product by Richard Lee

Great two coats on 6×10 shed, plenty left and looks great.

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 13/11/15
Does what it says on the can by Shaky

Have used this product for many years both in the trade and retired. Easy to apply at a reasonable price.

Reviewed Holly Green on: 13/11/15
It was just the product that we needed by Avril Edmond

This is the third time we have used this product on our garden shed, each time it brings the shed up as new and the the wood is looking as good as when we it was new, our shed is over 10 years old.

Reviewed Holly Green on: 08/11/15
Superb by Paul Worth

Very easy to apply, soaks into wood before your eyes, excellent coverage. Would recommend.

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 05/11/15
Excellent product,does what it should by Keith Holdsworth

Service from W.F.D,was excellent,next day even ordering at five pm,product is great,thin to use with a brush,but seems to do the job,only time will tell.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 05/11/15
Good quality wood preservative by Jonathan Evans

I've used Barrettine wood preservative on a couple of long fences and it works a treat. It's easy to apply and works well. Plus, the delivery just can't be beaten!

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 02/11/15
Excellent wood preservative by Jenny Dawe

I bought this preservative on the recommendation of my father. I am so pleased with it - the colour is perfect and the application is so easy.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 31/10/15
Great preservatives by Malcolm Kent

Will only use this product when treating my decking, all the so called decking stain/oils are water based, so will never last, using an oil based treatment will last much longer as it soaks into the wood.

Reviewed Golden Brown on: 30/10/15
Easy to apply and an excellent product by Martin Halton

I purchased this product to protect my 10ft x 6ft shed. I gave it 2 coats and still had some left. It was very easy to apply by brush and absorbed into the wood immediately giving a very good finish. The water now just runs off the wood.I am delighted with this product

Reviewed Cedar Red on: 28/10/15

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