Nourish & Protect like a professional with Barrettine


With the country and indeed most of the world in lockdown due to Coronavirus, for many a ‘staycation’ in the garden seems to be one of the few pass-times available at the moment. This has lead to a huge surge in all things garden related, including woodcare products for sheds, fences, decking and more.

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To bring some cheer and colour to our outdoor living spaces, Barrettine – one of the UK’s leading woodcare product manufacturers are offering a free pack of Unwins bedding seeds with every qualifying purchase. In addition, one lucky winner is in with a chance of winning a thousand pounds worth of luxury garden furniture, the perfect way to while away the hours in the garden, in comfort and style.

An example of the garden furniture you could win!
*An example of the style of furniture you could win!

To claim your free bedding seeds and be in with a chance to win a luxury garden furniture set like this one enter your details here.

Need help choosing a Barrettine product for your project?

If you have a question about any of the Barrettine products we offer, or their suitability for a given project, contact our team of wood finishing experts who are always on hand to give free, professional advice.

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* Garden furniture set shown is for illistration purposes only and is not the actual prize. The winner can select products up to the value of £1000 (inclusive of VAT).


  1. Hello!
    I’m seeking some advice and guidance on wood treatment, please.

    We’ve recently had a timber summerhouse erected in the garden. The summerhouse is constructed with a half round log finish in what appears to be tanalised timber. I would like to ensure it’s given good weather protection and my wife would like to ensure it doesn’t look like something from a carnival float … i.e. NO BRIGHT colours! I’m fairly sure she’d be happy with something providing a natural, light oak-type colour.

    Can you recommend a suitable, long term stain/preserver/treatment that will keep us both happy – and happily married! ;-))
    Many thanks.

    p.s. I’m very happy with the OSMO POLY-X which I purchased from you and which I’ve used on the interior oak skirting and doors in the house. The 3032 clear satin has provided a nice finish and colour on the internal woodwork but I’m not sure it’s suitable over what appears to be tanalised timber.

    • Hello Adrian,

      Thank you for heading over to the Blog for some advice and its great to hear that the Osmo Polyx Oil has worked well for you interior project. You are of course right it is not suitable for outdoor use, if you like the Osmo products however you could take a look at the Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain

      This is the external product that will add a little natural colour to your wood. And it is a good idea to add some colour as this offers UV protection to the wood and will slow down the Silvering of the wood over time. This oil is suitable for smooth wood surfaces and needs to have just two thin coats applied. And I would recommend a test area first as the type, age and condition of the wood will all impact on the result.

      If the wood is wet, then allow it to thoroughly dry before application of any product. Once your finish is applied it can protect the wood for a year or two, depending on exposure to the elements, before a simple top up coat can be applied to refresh the appearance and protective qualities.

      Another option to consider is the application of a Decking Oil, although marketed for decking, it is a very versatile product and can be used for a wide range of exterior projects, including Summer Houses and Log Cabins.

      If you take a look at those options and I am here to help if you have any questions, just get in touch via our contact us page.

      Kind regards Samantha


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