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    Can I paint my decking with Ronseal fence paint?


    Hello, Does anyone know if it is okay to use Ronseal’s fence paint on decking? They’re both for wood and are pretty similar, but I don’t want to risk ruining my decking. Any advice would be great thanks!

    Asked by Greg on 7th Mar 2019
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    Garden Glory

    "Hi Greg,
    You are right to be careful with your decking - fence paint isn’t going to be suitable for your decking I’m afraid. It can wear off very easily and isn’t durable enough for decking. It could also stain your shoes when you walk across, which in turn could stain any other surfaces you walk across afterwards – from what I’ve seen from past customers, it can be a lot more trouble to use fence paint by far. I would recommend using decking oil by far, as fence paint won’t be able to protect like decking oil.
    Decking oil will be able to protect against water, warping, swelling, drying and splitting. The only other alternative would be to use a different kind of boarding, seeing as the oil provides a covering, which would need to be re-applied again at a later point.

    Answered on 7th Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

    "The decking stain should be oil based to keep waterproof and for anti-slip."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Jardin D’ Eden Ltd

    "Hi Greg,

    The answer is no. According to Ronseal instructions, you shouldn’t use fence paint on decking because it will not be durable.

    They have other paint products specifically for decking such as the Ronseal Rescue paint which is durable and resists foot traffic and weathering. It is also suitable for a range of decking including hardwood, softwood, ridged and smooth.


    Answered on 5th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    BH Fencing & Landscaping

    "Hi Greg, you’ll find that Ronseal make a stain / paint specifically for decking. If you google just that ‘ronseal decking stain’ then you shall find it.
    I hope this is of help.
    Kind regards,

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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