Ronseal 12 litre Shed & Fence paint @ B&Q - £8
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Ronseal 12 litre Shed & Fence paint @ B&Q - £8

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Found 22nd Feb
Every year there is a slight variation, the standard stain/wax and 5yr versions, all variety of colours in 12 litre tubs (add 10-20% tap water to make it into sprayable version)is on offer at B&Q. This years version (blue tub) has an opaque pigment.

I went to pick up the spray-able 5 litre tubs for £4 each and found these. Seems nationwide and online too.

Dark Oak, Medium Oak, Country Oak, Red Cedar, Harvest Gold, Forest Green, etc


Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down absorption and evaporation.
Tip: If you want a darker colour and something to last 10 years plus, add in 10% old used engine oil (similar effect to mixing with creosote) and mix with a drill. As it is water based mix with wax, do not add too much oil as it will not blend in well.
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Fence paint?

I get my wife to spray this stuff on me before I go out at the weekend...............

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Heat. Good price.

"Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down absorption and evaporation."

Never heard this before. Would that work this time of year? Or would it be too cold and better to do it when completely dry? Gonna pressure wash my fence first, but was going to leave it to dry completely.
Fence paint?

I get my wife to spray this stuff on me before I go out at the weekend...............

33309204-lDPFL.jpg
edanfalls11 m ago

Heat. Good price."Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down …Heat. Good price."Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down absorption and evaporation."Never heard this before. Would that work this time of year? Or would it be too cold and better to do it when completely dry? Gonna pressure wash my fence first, but was going to leave it to dry completely.


You can but it is too cold. Ideally apply not a hot day and not a cold day with dry to touch fence, pressure wash first so the wood is clean-ish and slightly damp (not completely dry - if it is too dry the water gets sucked out of the paint fast and the stain stays on top so washes off faster).

Possible (maybe not) good analogy is smarties on different filter paper when you put water drops on - compared to dry paper, if the paper is slightly damp the first the colours go through the paper and are a much deeper colour too as it does not spread as far.
OperateOnMe35 m ago

You can but it is too cold. Ideally apply not a hot day and not a cold day …You can but it is too cold. Ideally apply not a hot day and not a cold day with dry to touch fence, pressure wash first so the wood is clean-ish and slightly damp (not completely dry - if it is too dry the water gets sucked out of the paint fast and the stain stays on top so washes off faster). Possible (maybe not) good analogy is smarties on different filter paper when you put water drops on - compared to dry paper, if the paper is slightly damp the first the colours go through the paper and are a much deeper colour too as it does not spread as far.


Great advice, thanks. Most difficult thing will be finding a few days with no rain forecast!
B&Q first accepted then cancelled my order. The email I received even stated I requested the cancellation! Cold from me
ordered online and instore aswell
DominikB1 h, 1 m ago

B&Q first accepted then cancelled my order. The email I received even …B&Q first accepted then cancelled my order. The email I received even stated I requested the cancellation! Cold from me


I've had that in the past, Wednesbury B&Q is notorious for this, so are many Argos stores. It is essentially staff seeing it as a deal and cancelling the order so they/family member can buy it. Report it, I did this once with Argos before I stopped shopping their and got a £10 voucher.
edanfalls7 h, 10 m ago

Heat. Good price."Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down …Heat. Good price."Tip: apply to half dry wood on a warm day, slows down absorption and evaporation."Never heard this before. Would that work this time of year? Or would it be too cold and better to do it when completely dry? Gonna pressure wash my fence first, but was going to leave it to dry completely.



I managed to get the fence done in January when it was around 12-13 degrees. Pressure-washed to get all the green off on day one and stained next day. I wouldn't however buy this watery Ronseal, it's really like coloured water.
I use Johnstone's Woodworks Trade (around £10 for 5 Litres) which is much thicker, so does take longer to apply, but lasts much longer
snowee17 h, 50 m ago

I managed to get the fence done in January when it was around 12-13 …I managed to get the fence done in January when it was around 12-13 degrees. Pressure-washed to get all the green off on day one and stained next day. I wouldn't however buy this watery Ronseal, it's really like coloured water. I use Johnstone's Woodworks Trade (around £10 for 5 Litres) which is much thicker, so does take longer to apply, but lasts much longer


You can paint your fence anytime of the year and you can also complain any time of the year if you do it at the wrong time. Chemistry and physics are essentially constant within its laws - you can paint the fence in winter or summer and have problems or you can paint it in Spring/Autumn and have less problems due to the fact temperature makes a difference in viscosity and absorption along with several other factors.

12-13 degrees in near the lower limits, fine to do, better if it was around 20 degrees
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