How do I use it?

Areas of use: outside
Rough Sawn Wood
Smooth Planed Wood
Coats
2
Finish
Opaque
Apply
Brush
Drying time
1 Hour

How much do I need?

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Ronseal Fence Life Plus

Our Fence Life Plus+ isn't your bog standard fence treatment. You can use it on all rough sawn and smooth planed sheds and fences. It’ll stand up to rain, frost and snow and won’t lose its colour in the sun. In fact with 2 coats on rough sawn or 3 coats on smooth planed wood, you won’t have to do it again for up to 5 years. We've also made it easy to use. You can brush it or spray it on. You can even apply it to damp wood. Perfect for the unpredictable weather.

Preparation

If it’s been raining you’ll need to let the wood dry for 5 hours before putting it on. The wood can be damp, but not dripping wet. And it should not be applied in the rain. Make sure it’s a warm, dry day (above 10°C). Cold wet weather stops it from drying and it may even wash off. Clean the wood with a stiff brush to get rid of any dirt. If you’re spraying it on, always read the sprayer instructions first.
Check you’re happy with the colour, find a small hidden patch of wood and try it before you cover the whole fence or shed.

Using Fence Life Plus

With a brush

Get loads of Fence Life Plus+ on your brush. Put a thick coat on and if you see any drips, brush them in. On rough sawn wood you’ll need to use 2 coats to get 5 Year colour protection. For smooth planed wood you’ll need to put on 3 coats. If your wood is very weathered, you may need to put another coat on. Leave 4 hours between coats. Any drips on plants, paving etc should be cleaned up straight away with soapy water before it dries.


With a sprayer

Pour the liquid into the tank. Pump it up or turn it on and start spraying. When spraying, the tip for getting an even finish is to use long, sweeping, horizontal arm movements. Move along the full width of the fence panel, drop down and do the same again. Overlap each pass by 50%. This will make sure the whole area is covered with the correct amount of product. On rough sawn wood you’ll need to use 2 coats to get 5 Year colour protection. For smooth planed wood you’ll need to put on 3 coats.
If your wood is very weathered, you may need to put another coat on. Leave 4 hours between coats.
Any overspray should be cleaned up straight away with soapy water before it dries.

Clean Up

Brush

Take as much product as possible off your brush and then clean it in warm, soapy water. Don’t empty any Fence Life Plus+ into drains or watercourses. Your local authority may have special ways to get rid of waste product.

Sprayers

Sprayers aren't cheap, so if you want to use them again, you need to keep them clean. Don’t leave any Fence Life Plus+ in the sprayer. Flush the sprayer out with water and make sure the sprayer wand and nozzle are clean. For full instructions on clean up please read your sprayer instruction manual. Keep the tub secure and stood upright to
prevent spills.

Where can I use it: All rough sawn and smooth planed wood, whether it’s new or already coated with a similar colour. It’s safe to use around plants and pets. Don’t use this on decking or garden furniture – we have specific products for these.
Compatibility: Suitable for all rough sawn and smooth planed sheds and fences. Don't use on decking or garden furniture.
Coverage: A 5l tub will cover approx 2 – 3 fence panels. With 2 coats on rough sawn wood, it’ll cover up to 15m2. 3 coats on smooth planed wood will do 11 – 13m2.
Dry Times: It’s showerproof in 1 hour. Re-coat in 4 hours.