Decking Paint

Does anyone have any recommendations for good decking ‘rejuvenation’ paint?
In June I visited Brico Leclerc looking for some. I spoke to helpful people in the paint department and was steered towards a good value product which was ‘temporarily’ out of stock. I was given a delivery date of July 16. Nearly September 16 and many telephone calls later I have now just been informed that the manufacturer has halted production and they are not sure if it will be back… Because this has dragged on I had halted my plans on the renovation and not looked for alternatives.
Now after this latest information I feel that I have to find some other paint.
I have looked on the internet and nearly ordered the Ronseal Decking Rescue product from the UK. This has good reviews but the additional shipping and import costs (Brexit). now make this unnattractive.
I do not want any very expensive product as it only needs to last a year or so before the decking is replaced. Just something to improve the tired look and to give it some protection over the coming Winter, wet season…

This may be of interest (but only if you can get the products in France!)

Hi Mat
Thank you for the link BUT I specifically require paint not oil.
I require an opaque finish to cover all the rubbish, tat, rot etc.
Oil allows too much to show through and is only useful if it has a reasonable foundation.
My decking is well beyond this stage and needs real protection.
This product did attract my attention:
There seems to be a lot of ‘coverage’ (no pun intended) on this subject in the UK
and a lot of products on offer.
There seems to be a lot of ‘coverage’
Strangely here in France where I thought there would be a lot more decking, little useful information on the subject as there is a lack of paints! :disappointed:

I don’t think people like decking as much here, other than on the side of mobile homes which all seem to have them! I have 1 friend that has a small wooden deck (which is leathal when wet!), everyone else has tiles / stones / pavers.

Have used this to protect/seal/add grip to some shabby decking outside our games room. We ran out have way through and had to order more as Castorama weren’t planning to restock it.

Looking good so far:-


I spent 7 years dealing with this sort of problem, with bady maintained wooden boats.

If your decking is as knackered as you describe, any paint of whatever type will be peeling and gone in a jiffy. The wood sounds as if it has absorbed a lot of moisture and that will blow the paint off, chop-chop.

There are products which will do a saving-job on badly deteriorated wood but will not give you the aesthetic look I think you want. It sounds like this decking is past that. To give any sort of decent-looking finish to wood, it has to be in sound condition and very well primed and u/coated.

I think I would panel over the decking with some sort of w/proof panels - Sterling board cheapest. Totally w/proof [used for formers for concrete pouring, fencing round building sites etc] You could then roll a few layers of ‘paint’ on that.

Ditto something a bit more aesthetic to start with - a w/proof ply. More expensive, better potential results.

Hi NotAlot
I did look at this product but it seems to be very textured.
I wonder if this makes the finish look ‘rough’ or slightly unfinished…
Do you have any close up pictures of your surface?
Possibly with a hand or foot in the picture so that I can judge the size.
The other thing that put me off was the price and small coverage for the size of can!

Yes, it does add a highly textured, anti-slip finish to it. Will get a photo tomorrow.

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