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    Ronseal One Coat Fence Life Harvest Gold Exterior Wood Paint Is **** Use a four letter word of your choice S- -t or C- -P


    It does NOT do what it says on the tin!
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    The Cuprinol garden shades is very good,I used it on our sheds,it’s lasted about ten years although I should paint it again now but no hurry
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    Cuprinol is good.

    We’ve got what looks like Ronseal on a second hand shed. Where the paint is still on, it’s great. But where it’s flaking off it looks rubbish and I’m dreading trying to re-paint it as so patchy.

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    Vote for Cuprinol.

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    OP here

    I've just paid off the balance on my shed and it is being delivered early next week.

    I asked about protection for the shed and they recommend these two products, which they also sell ..

    Ronseal Fence Life Plus + (£12 for 5 litres)

    Cuprinol Garden Shaades (£19 for 2.5 litres)
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    Something oil based will have a better longer term protection, the modern 'safe' creosote is cheap enough but does require re-application about every 4 years. As suggested above try and get a good soaking into end grain and the bits that will remain in contact with the soil/slabs/whatever at the base where you'll not get to see it again.
    Not as cheap is real creosote but because of its toxicity it's mainly available to trade only, and some people don't want it near thier growing soil. But a single coat of that soaked into the timber and it will do your 10 years and probably another 10 after that.
    Many of the fancy colours are water based and provide nominal protection but require several coats and re-application every 2-3 years for best protection. They are however safe and enviromentally friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    The Cuprinol garden shades is very good,I used it on our sheds,itís lasted about ten years although I should paint it again now but no hurry
    Same here on the Cuprinol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESBkevin View Post
    the modern 'safe' creosote is cheap enough but does require re-application about every 4 years.
    Do yo mean .. Creocote Shed & Fence Treatment 4L Dark Brown as sold in Toolstation ..

    https://www.toolstation.com/creocote...hoCDVoQAvD_BwE
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