Rated 5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sally Excellent product
This an excellent product that always delivers. As we live on the coast protecting our woodwork is vital due to being exposed to the elements, we get either full sun or torrential rain. Ronseal really does what it says on the tin. Applying the three initial coats to bare wood is essential and then due to the high levels of uv where we are, we usually give a light rub down after a few of years and give the woodwork another coat. Just remember to wipe your woodwork down with soapy water regularly and it looks brand new and no signs of weathering.
05 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew Ivison Happy Bees
I used this on my Cedar bee hives. Applying 3 coats as per instructions they look like pieces of garden furniture. Highly recommended.
13 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muppet Excellent quality
This product was recommended by the joinner who made our lovely gates. We applied the three coats of the stain recommended on the tin we were please the the end result.
10 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homeman Good Product
Excellent product - Good Price at Homebase - Easy to apply and maintain when necessary.
03 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by relso Really useful
useful for furniture and building woodwork
use internal as well as external for strength
27 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mo As expected
Good wood stain, drys quickly and looked good after one coat. Although we did give it two coats.
19 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerry Excellent Quality
I have used thus product before and therefore had no hesitation in using it again, I would recommend it to anyone.
19 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Floortist Easy to use
We all know it's tricky, matching the colour of a faded piece of wooden garden furniture to what's on a tin of wood stain: you usually just want to rejuvenate it, not completely reinvent it! Luckily, this colour did well on both an ageing, brownish A-frame picnic table and a slightly redder, mahogany-stained hardwood table top.
The pigments in the stain seem to sit on top of the wood within the water-repellent varnish, rather than sink into the grain, and masked very well the generally faded top of the picnic table and the worn patchiness of the other. But I would recommend putting on the recommended number of coats to achieve this. Thinning the first coat, as suggested, is also a good idea, especially if painting in sunny conditions.
A big advantage with this product is that it's water-soluble, so brushes wash out under the tap and there seem to be very little volatile fumes from it.
Once dry, you can see any rain droplets beading on the surface and running off, so I have high hopes for its advertised 5-year lifespan. (This, 2011, is its first Summer.) Remember that this will be dependent on putting on the recommended number of coats.
Be prepared to lose some of the 'bare wood grain' effect from the furniture – think of this more as a light varnish with sheen. (Check the tin for the type of finish you are buying.)
06 September 2011