Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

  4.9/5.0   138 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water-based decking paint for the renovation of tired and grey garden decking
  • Suitable for use on ridged and smooth, softwood and hardwood decking
  • Perfect for wooden decks that are looking a little worse for wear
  • Smooths rough surfaces, fills cracks and locks down splinters
  • Resists foot traffic and weathering
  • Rainproof in just 90 minutes
  • Dries to an opaque, coloured finish
  • Available in a range of attractive colours
  • Provides long lasting colour and protection
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 8 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 2.5L, 5L
MPN 37451, 37455, 37449, 37452, 37450, 37448, 37454, 37613, 37614, 37453, 37617, 37616, 37615, 37618, 37619
GTIN 5010214874514, 5010214874552, 5010214874491, 5010214874521, 5010214874507, 5010214874484, 5010214874545, 5010214876136, 5010214876143, 5010214874538, 5010214876174, 5010214876167, 5010214876150, 5010214876181, 5010214876198

Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint offers a quick and easy way of restoring tired and grey garden decking, to give it a new lease of life.

Decked areas to be painted must be clean, dry and free from all surface dirt, debris and other contaminates.

  • Traces of surface mould, algae and moss should be scraped off with a scraper, stiff broom or brush
  • Areas affected by mould, moss or algae should then be treated with Ronseal High Performance Decking Cleaner
  • Once treated, rinse the decking boards off with a hose or better still, a jet washer
  • Remove as much loose, peeling of flaking material as possible by sweeping again
  • Allow to fully dry for 24 hours before applying Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint

Always do a small test area before starting any project to assess the colour and compatibility of the finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application to ensure a consistent finish.

  1. Apply Decking Rescue Paint liberally with a good quality decking paint brush or other decking applicator
  2. When painting a deck, start in the furthest corner, brushing along the length of the decking boards
  3. Work along 3-4 deck boards at a time, taking care to minimise overlapping of the paint
  4. A little extra paint will fill small cracks and imperfections, giving a new uniform appearance across your deck
  5. We recommend 2 coats of rescue paint, allowing 4-6 hours between coats
  6. Allow the decking paint to fully harden for 48 hours before placing or moving garden furniture on or across the painted deck (temperature and humidity may affect the overall drying time)

Regular Cleaning

Decked areas can be swept on a regular basis to remove loose dirt and debris, then cleaned with Ronseal High Performance Decking Cleaner or Ronseal Garden Cleaner.


Check decking for signs of wear once annually, and if required, apply a fresh coat of Ronseal Decking Rescue Paint.

138 customer reviews
Brilliant just brilliant by Philip McLean

what a product. gave my decking a new lease of life.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 17/04/18
Brilliant by Joanna Fieldsend

Does what it says on the tin, brilliant product.

Reviewed 5L, Willow on: 10/04/18
3rd tin bought by Carol Williamson

First used this decking rescue paint on very old decking. It came up fabulously and lasted well but now needs redone on the areas with most foot traffic. I would say it is a quick fix and makes old worn decking look like new by filling in gaps and holes but you must realise it will need redone in a year or two.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 31/03/18
Good product by Bill Wallace

Very impressed with a neighbours project using this product hence bought for myself. Not used it yet due to the weather which is why only 4 stars.

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 13/03/18
This the second time i have purchased this treatment and i have to say its the best i have used by Mr Brian Hollins

We are very social and have numerous BBQ's throughout the Summer.This means our decking get a lot of wear .We treated it with this product over 2 years ago and only now needs to be slightly repainted.Excellent product worth every penny.

Reviewed 5L, English Oak on: 09/03/18
Fantastic paint at a very reasonable price by Stephen Lumb

I bought this for a garden project that I'm still in the process of bringing together.I have some planters made of decking and an arbour to paint. Once Spring actually arrives I'll be cleaning and sanding a small area if patio decking and using this paint to cover a multitude of decking flaws. So far though it's pretty good stuff

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 08/03/18
Brilliant does exactly what it says on the tin by Tina Barrs

My decking has always been painted but this product is by far the best I’ve used A***

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 24/01/18
Haven't used it yet but it was less than half price compared to my local diy stores by David Maclennan

Haven't used it yet but read the mostly positive reviews of the product online and was going to buy it from my local store but when I noticed 'wood finish Directs ' prices I snapped it up - can't wait to try it in the spring/summer. Excellent service from woodfinishes direct!!

Reviewed 2.5L, Chestnut on: 04/01/18
This paint is great as is wood finishes direct by Barry Yates

this paint is great for the jobs I use it for I will be buying more later.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 29/12/17
Quality paint by David Thirlwall

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 14/11/17
Excellent paint by David Thirlwall

Used on decking that is 13 years old. After 2 coats the finish is exceptionally good. Would recommend to anyone to use on decking.

Reviewed 5L, Slate on: 14/11/17
Very easy to apply after a long stirring with wooden spoon by Robson

Looks great and covered tatty decking very well with two coats giving exact coverage detailed on container

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 18/10/17
Great paint by Keith Thompson

Great paint, can only review in short term. Will hopefully stands the test of time. Only issue is that you'll easily need double what you think you'll need. Expensive, but worth it.

Reviewed 5L, Charcoal on: 02/10/17
Such a good product by Martin Fleet

Spent some time looking at the reviews of this product on various sites and to be honest they were very mixed, to the extent that I was left confused. In the end I went on a gut feel and just bought it. Glad I did, it went on very easil, took two coats but my decking which covers quite a large area now looks superb, in fact it looks brand new. A good decision.

Reviewed 2.5L, Maple on: 01/10/17
Brilliant coverage by Mrs B Dryburgh

This is an excellent product for coating decking. Great coverage. Great choice of colours.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 26/09/17
Extremely pleased by Ron Hester

Bought this to paint decking floor and so far, am extremely pleased with the result.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 23/09/17
Delivery and price excellent by Andy Barker

Paint goes on well and covers most imperfections wasnt looking forward to this job as we have a large deck which was fitted 20 years ago .Replaced a number of rotten boards the used the rescue paint to give a constant finish looks better than expected

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 22/09/17
Brilliant!! by Michael Brown

Completely covered the wood and rain just runs off. Gives the impression it will last for years, highly recommended.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 19/09/17
This is an excellent decking paint by Barbara Dryburgh

Great for filling in cracks . Gives great coverage. Does what it says unlike so many other ones.

Reviewed 2.5L, Bramble on: 15/09/17
Great Finish! by Tanya French

Easy to use & great finish! Even the professionals doing my decking where impressed by my painting with this product & the colour/coverage.

Reviewed 5L, Charcoal on: 11/09/17