Barrettine Creocote 4L

  4.9/5.0   136 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

  • An oil-based Creosote substitute for exterior woods
  • Developed as a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional Creosote
  • Ready-to-use and water repellent
  • Available in a light or dark shade
  • Ideally suited to rough woods on sheds, fences and barns
Brand Barrettine
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 7 per litre
Drying time 24 hrs
Size 4L
GTIN 5015861011404, 5015861012401

Barrettine Creocote is a bitumen / wax-based treatment that has similar physical, water resistant and application characteristics to the traditional Creosote fence paint, but contains no biocide / preserver.

Please Note: This product is not suitable for decking or exterior wooden furniture.

Timber surfaces to be treated should be clean, dry and free from mould, algae, lichen and other surface contaminates prior to application.

  1. Give the wood a clean with a stiff brush or broom to remove any surface dirt and debris if required
  2. Traces of surface mould, algae, lichen or moss should be removed with a scraper, stiff brush or power washer
  3. Areas affected by mould and mildew should be treated with Barrettine Mould and Mildew Cleaner
  4. For additional protection against insect attack, mould, algae and wood rot, a base coat of Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative can be applied before the Creocote
  5. If using Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative as a base coat for additional protection, it's important that it is allowed to dry for 24 - 48 hours before applying the Creocote on top
  6. Other than water-based or spirit-based wood preservers, this product can only be used on bare wood - any surface coatings of paint or varnish must be fully removed by sanding back to bare wood before applying Barrettine Creocote

Always do a test area before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.

  1. Apply Barrettine Creocote by brush (approximately 1 Ltr per 6 to 8 square meters) or by dipping the timber into the Creocote for approximately 20 mins
  2. Allow 24 hours to dry
136 customer reviews
Good old fashioned stain by Michael Berry

Easy to apply especially with a spray gun. You know where you are with these old fashioned products that don’t put on any airs and graces!

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 15/02/18
Easy to apply with brush or roller by Mr E Gaughan

Covers well with a nice rich colour.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 05/02/18
Excellent by Michael John Townsend

This product coats well and can be sprayed if required this is the second time I have used this product and have found it excellent.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 10/11/17
Excellent sevice trouble free ordering by Frederick Redfern

Have been using this product over the years always very satisfied with the results

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 18/10/17
For outside wood - lintels etc by S P Jones

Excellent, easy to apply and sinks in to protect.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 13/10/17
A great product to replace old fashioned creosote by Mr Eric Bird

Barratines Creocote is easy to apply and covers well on garden fence panels.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 10/10/17
Probably not 100% as good as the old creosote but not falling much behind by Keith Gilliver

I have used both creosote and creocote over the past 50 years and will continue to buy creocote.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 10/09/17
Found it easy to use by Mr P McHugh

I decided to get creocote because I was unhappy with the modern shed/fence products. It was easy to use and looks good.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 05/09/17
Does what it says by Dennis Hills

I used a spray gun with this product nice even colour

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 13/07/17
As expected by Miss R Hallam

Rich oil brings out the markings in the wood, looks expensive. Very runny water/oil based will pierce through fence to other side

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 02/07/17
As the saying goes what it does on the tin by Tom.

Great fence and gate paint it being oil based is excellent for me with 2fences and 2 sheds it goes on easy with brush but only downside is it runs a bit. It probably be better put on with spray gun. Having said that looks really good on.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 02/06/17
I got what was ordered at a good price and it arrived next day by A Goldthorpe

good product good price and excellent delivery on time.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 07/05/17
Easy to apply, good coverage ! by Sally

I bought the light brown, but found the colour to be mid brown.... not disappointed because its looks just right.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 07/05/17
Good quality product by Duncan Talbot

With this product you get what you pay for as it covers a greater area than cheaper products I have used and longer lasting

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 25/04/17
An excellent quality product for our sheds, gates & wooden fences by Mrs Mary Breeds

It looks good, preserves the wood well and is easy to apply - much better than the thin water based products that are sold in supermarkets.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 19/04/17
Great substitute for creosote by Johnson

Great substitute for creosote with the familiar smell of creosote.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 10/04/17
Excellent substitute for Creosote, good coverage by Jean

Excellent sub for Creosote, which I don't think is manufactured now. This Light colour gives a golden brown on fence panels. Also good price.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 07/04/17
Excellent by Pete Filmer

Does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 4L, Light on: 06/04/17
Lovely fence by Amanda Guest

I have never used a creocote before so have nothing to compare to. But this is what I found. It is like water to put on so very messy. I used a disposable clothing cover up. I used a very good quality brush to keep the product on the brush and not dripping off. It is a bit messy to use but I do like the fence now it's finished. I would buy again.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 30/03/17
I have bought a couple of lots (13 cans in all) It is a great substitute for Cresote by Ian Parish

Very good product and service from supplier.

Reviewed 4L, Dark on: 09/02/17