Ronseal Total Wood Preserver is great at preventing rot and decay and wood discolouring fungi like blue stain. It also protects against woodworm infestation.
Before You Start
Make sure the surface you’re protecting is clean, dry and free from any coatings like paint, varnish or stain. You’ll need to strengthen any decayed wood with Ronseal Wet Rot Wood Hardener. Once this has hardened, you’ll be able to repair the wood with Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler.
Using your preserver
Give the tin a good shake. You can either brush, spray it on or dip apply. For the end grains, we’d recommend dipping to make sure that the preserver completely soaks into the wood. You’ll need to add at least two coats, waiting 24 hours between them. If you need to carry out any repairs or gluing, wait until the second coat is completely dry.
Note that Ronseal Total Wood Preserver is not compatible with Ronseal Sprayers.
Remove as much preserver off your brush as you can then clean with a brush cleaner. Don’t empty any left over preserver into drains or watercourses. Your local authority may have special ways to get rid of unused paints.
How to recognise dry rot
Dry rot might appear as white, fluffy, cotton wool like growths or in white or grey sheets. You may also find grey or white branching strands, up to 6mm wide spreading on brickwork or behind plaster. Rusty red, pancake shaped, fruit bodies can also mean that you have a dry rot problem. Wood under attack from dry rot shrinks and splits in large brick shaped pieces across the grain and is dry and brittle.
How to recognise wet rot
Wet rot is a fungal attack and can cause the surface of the wood to darken. Decayed wood splits along the grain and smaller cubes of wood are formed as a result. The wood may also become soft and spongy. Thin, brown branching strands of fungi may form on the surface of the timber under attack.
How to recognise insect attack
Insect attack can be recognised by small, round flight holes on the surface of the wood or by tunnels in the wood. New holes will show clean, fresh timber inside them and fine, gritty powder can be seen on the surface or beneath the site of activity.
Our Midlands & Central England delivery service covers an area approximately 40 miles out from any of our 6 depots including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire. We also cover areas to the South of England such as Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire & Hertfordshire along with some of Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey & North London. To the West of England we cover much of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire and to the East most of Rutland, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire. Finally to the North we cover some of Southern Lancashire and Southern Yorkshire.
How much does delivery cost?
Once you have placed an item into your shopping basket, please enter your full postcode on the cart page to see the shipping options available for your address.
How soon will my order be delivered?
Once your order has been placed you will be contacted by our sales team to arrange a convenient delivery date. If you need your order delivered before a certain date, please feel free to contact your nearest branch before ordering to see if this can be arranged. Please note that delivery times may be extended during weeks that contain Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period. Orders placed after 4.00pm and at weekends will be processed on the following working day.
Where will my good be delivered?
Delivery is Kerbside, which means that we will leave your goods as close to the front of your property without them being on the pavement or road, for example a front lawn or driveway. We do not deliver to back gardens.
When is delivery available?
We deliver between 8.00am & 5.00pm on weekdays and between 8.00am & 12.00pm on Saturdays. We do not deliver on Sundays, Bank Holidays or between Christmas & New Year.
How soon will delivery be arranged?
Following receipt of your order, our sales team will contact you by telephone within 48 hours to arrange a convenient delivery date. If we are unable to contact you or leave you a message by telephone, we will email you with the telephone number of the branch that will be delivering your order so that you can contact them to arrange delivery.
Do I need to be there to receive delivery?
No. If you are happy for us to leave your goods you do not need to be there to receive the delivery. Once goods have been delivered all liabilities will pass to you.
Can I collect an order placed online?
Yes. You will need to enter your home address as usual in the ‘Billing Details’ on the checkout page then select ‘Collect in Store’ in the Shipping box. Once we receive your order we will contact you to arrange which branch you would like to collect from.
Can you deliver outisde of the areas mentioned above?
Possibly. If you do not fall within our usual delivery area, please feel free to contact our transport manager Anthony on 07854 640460 during office hours, and he will be happy to see if he can quote you a price.