In this guide we’ll look at the best decking oils and paints for the UK market.
We’ve compared tin size, coverage per litre, recoat time and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What are the Best Decking Oil and Paint?

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  • Tin size: 1 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 3-5 m²
  • Recoat time: n/a
  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Recoat time: 4 hours
  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8-10 m²
  • Recoat time: 15 minutes
  • Tin size: 2.5 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 8-10 m²
  • Recoat time: 12-24 hours
  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 10-12 m²
  • Recoat time: 4 hours
  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Recoat time: 2-6 hours

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Roxil Wood Protection Cream - Instant Waterproofing Decking Treatment

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  • Tin size: 1 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 3-5 m²
  • Recoat time: n/a
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Roxil Wood Protection Cream - Instant Waterproofing Decking Treatment Review

Roxil Wood Protection cream creates a weatherproof barrier that protects soft wood timbers for ten years. What we really like about this product, and what makes it the best decking treatment on the list, is how easy it is to use.

It’s incredibly thick and creamy, but soaks into wood in seconds when applied with a brush. But the winning feature has to be the fact that it only ever needs one coat. The time and effort saved compared to other products makes this the best decking oil we’ve ever used.

Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Oil

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  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Recoat time: 4 hours
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Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Oil Review

Seeing as Ronseal are famous for making products that do exactly what they say on the tin, we have high hopes for this Ultimate Protection Decking Oil. We tried it out on some bare timber, and think it does a fine job. It penetrates deep into the wood, and provides a durable coating for decking and other timber surfaces.

Liberon DOMO5L Decking Oil

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  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8-10 m²
  • Recoat time: 15 minutes
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Liberon DOMO5L Decking Oil Review

One of the most trusted names in wood preservatives and polishes, Liberon have created some of the best decking stain and wax since 1921. We were excited to get our hands on their decking oil because it has a great reputation for reviving a restoring the colour of weathered timbers.

We like how it only darkens the wood a little, but brings out the grain and makes the natural timber come to life with just a slight sheen. It looks great, dries quickly, and should protect your decking for years to come.

TA Paints Anti Slip Deck Paint

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 8-10 m²
  • Recoat time: 12-24 hours
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TA Paints Anti Slip Deck Paint Review

If you’re looking for the best treatment for decking, you can rely on marine specialist paint brand T.A Paints. Built to withstand the punishment that ships take at sea, their Anti-Slip Marine Deck Paint should make short work of your garden decking.

Not only does it protect your decking, but it’s just as effective on, stone, brick, concrete and metal surfaces as well. Our favourite feature has to be the anti-slip texture though. The polyurethane paint has aggregate mixed in with it to create a grippy surface, whatever the weather.

Ronseal DRPM25L Decking Rescue Paint

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 10-12 m²
  • Recoat time: 4 hours
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Ronseal DRPM25L Decking Rescue Paint Review

Ronseal have produced another reliable product for protecting your outdoor wood structures, and what we think is contender for the best decking oil for the UK market. We tried it out on some old timber and like the coverage, finish and quick recoat time.

Available in ten colours to suit your personality, it’s a great choice if you want to give your decking a facelift. The specially formulated paint works as a filler for small dents and cracks as well, so it’s the best decking treatment for reviving tired timbers.

Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Stain

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Recoat time: 2-6 hours
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Cuprinol Anti Slip Decking Stain Review

If you’re looking for the best decking stain for the UK market, you could do much worse than choose Cuprinol. A trusted brand for all things that need protecting in your garden, we took their Anti-Slip Decking Stain for a test drive.

Although the coverage isn’t as impressive as some on the list, it paints on easily enough and gives your deck an effective anti-slip coating using clever microbeads that don’t change the colour too much, but give the surface a rough-enough coating to stop any slips.

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for the best decking paint, reviving oil or treatment stain, you can’t go wrong with any of the products on our list. Our favourite though, is the Roxil Wood Protection Cream. It nourishes your timbers, provides the best decking treatment, and looks great too.

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