Barrettine Wood Preserver (Golden brown)

Barrettine Wood Preserver
  • Product quality
  • Value for money - excellent. A lot cheaper than many brands
  • Easy to apply and use - yes, but pouring spout messy
4.8

Summary

Great value for money wood preservative – recommended by a friend. This was used on some rough sawn railway sleepers. They have come up a treat.

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4.92 (13 votes)

When not away on a motorhome ‘voyage’, the Motorhome Voyager is often hard at work in the garden. The latest job to be done involved treating the fence and sleepers. The initial installation of sleepers at the lower levels of the garden took place about five years ago. This work was undertaken by the previous occupants of the house. Since then, I have removed tons of earth and clay to create further terraces and a level decked area. The sleepers are therefore of varying ages. However, despite some being newer than others, and in preparedness for a harsh winter, all sleepers have had a preservative treatment. My friend suggested Barrettine wood preserver.

Barrettine Wood Preserver railway sleepers

The sleepers before treatment with Barrettine Wood Preserver

The Barrettine Wood Preserver was ordered on line and delivered the next day. The preservative is a very runny liquid and as such, it is easy to apply. I used a good quality four inch brush as I was covering a large area. The older sleepers literally soaked up the liquid and in all, three x five litre tins were used. The Barrettine Wood Preserver suggests coverage of about 6-8 square meters per litre, but I’d guess I used double that estimate. This was probably due to some of the sleepers being older, and also being untreated for years.

Barrettine Wood Preserver for railway sleepers

…and after just one coat. Second coat to be applied within a couple of weeks. Weather permitting!

The Barrettine Wood Preserver is available in various colours. The five litre cans retail at about £18. This is approximately £10 per tin cheaper than a brand leader.

The only downside to this product that I could see relates to the pouring spout! When pouring from the can into a suitable container, the spout dribbles a bit. As a result of this, pour in an area where a slight spill won’t do any harm.

Barrettine Wood Preserver – my tips

Wear gloves and old clothes when using this product. These throw-away overalls from Amazon cost very little and are ideal for this sort of job. My other tip relating to this item is to give the tin a really good shake. This is also listed on the instructions for use.

Mcintyre Disposable Polypropylene Coverall/Overall Boiler Suit White, Medium

This link will direct you to the Barrettine website where there is more information about the product.

 

 

 

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