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Best Wood Preserver for Log Cabins: Top 10

With the better weather coming, you may want to get outside and start doing the jobs in the garden. One chore, if you have a log cabin, shed or wooden building, is to keep it protected from the changing weather conditions. This is essential to preserve their life. With this in mind, we have created a top 10 list of the best wood preservers which will protect your wooden structure for years to come.

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  1. Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver

    Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver is a high performance, solvent-based exterior wood preservative which is perfect for garden log cabins as well as sheds, decking and fences. Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver not only protects the wood but also protects against wood-boring insects, rotting wood fungi and blue stain. More-so it contains wax and water repellent resins which are low odour. This wood preserver is a deep penetrating formula offering long-lasting protection all year round. The price range varies from £12 to £30 depending on the size of the container. It is available in different types of colours including cedar red, summer tan and holly green.

    Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver

  2. Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment

    This is another popular product from Barrettine. The Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment is UV-resistant and it is suitable for all exterior woods, including rough and smooth. The wood solution is fade-resistant, protects against sun damage and contains a film biocide to help prevent the growth of algae and mould. Once dry, it is safe for humans, plants and animals, and it has a low odour formulation. It is perfect for log cabins, sheds, fences and more. Depending on the number of coats it can have a matt or satin finish once dry.

    Barrenttine Wood Protective Treatment

  3. Osmo Natural Oil Wood-stain

    Osmo Natural Oil Wood-stain is an all-in-one decorative, oil-based solution for all exteriors, offering great protection. The advantages of using this wood preserver are that it offers protection for log cabins, wooden windows, garden furniture and more. It provides brilliant weather protection and protects against the greying effects from the UV sunlight. Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain offers a durable, long-lasting finish and it contains ingredients to protect against mould, algae and fungi growth. All colour shades can be mixed with each other to create a number of alternative colours.

    Osmo Natural Oil Wood-stain

  4. Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment

    You guessed it the Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment is in the top 10 which is no surprise. Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment is a solvent-based oil treatment for log cabins, decking and exterior garden furniture. It also provides extra protection for previously preserved or tanalised timber. The high-quality clear oil protects wood from splitting, cracking and warping, plus the oil-based treatment contains biocides to prevent mould and fungi growth. More-so it does not peel, flake or blister. Overall the Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment is a high-quality clear oil for exterior use that offers excellent protection against water ingress.

    Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment

  5. Cuprinol Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver

    Cuprinol Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver is a water-based wax-enriched, water-repellent for garden timber. It is perfect for sheds, log cabins and summerhouses, and it can be used on all types of wood. The wood preserver protects against decay, rot and blue stain while it provides protection for up to 5 years. The preserver is available in autumn brown, country oak, golden cedar, golden oak, red cedar and spruce green. Finally it can be bought in two different sizes 1 litre & 4 litres.

    Cuprinol Ultimate Garden Wood Preserver

  6. Ronseal Total Wood Preservative

    The Ronseal Total Preserver is perfect for sheds, log cabins and fences. It is highly penetrative, solvent-based wood preserver for exterior timbers. It prevents against rot and decay while protecting against woodworm attack and infestation. It is also important to note it is water repellent, but it is not waterproof. It is available in several different colours including black, clear, dark brown, green and light brown. It can be used on smooth and rough wood types.

    Ronseal Total Wood Preservative

  7. Sadolin Wood Preserver

    Sadolin Wood Preserver is a clear solvent-based wood preservative to be used with new and bare timber. It is ideal for protecting against wood-rotting fungi and wood-destroying insects. This wood preserver can be used on interior and exterior surfaces which are out of ground contact. It is important to note if used on an exterior timber surface, then it must be coated with an exterior wood stain. Sadolin Wood Preserver is available to buy in a 2.5-litre tin.

    Sadolin Wood Preserver

  8. Cuprinol Exterior Wood Preserver

    Cuprinol Exterior Wood Preserver is ideal for log cabins, sheds, fences and more. It is a water-based exterior preserver for smooth and rough woods, and it can be used on previously pressure treated and tanalised wood. There are several colours available including Acorn Brown, Black, Chestnut, Golden Brown and Rustic Green. Moreso it is a quick-drying formula. Overall Cuprinol Exterior Wood Preserver with a rating of 4.7 / 5.0 from 40 customer reviews.

    Cuprinol Exterior Wood Preserver

  9. Protek Wood Preserver Plus

    Protek Wood Preserver Plus is a professional wood preserver for use on all outside wood exteriors. It is a water-borne product-based, and it contains active ingredients effective against wood-destroying fungi, wood-boring insects, and wood discolouring.  The wood preserver penetrates quickly into the wood, and it is odourless once dry. More-so it is moisture regulating and provides an adhesive surface ready for topcoat finish. It is available to buy in three different sizes 1 litre, 2.5 litres and 5 litres. Overall Protek Wood Preserver Plus has gained positive customers review with 6 five star reviews.

    Protek Wood Preserver Plus

  10. Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear

    Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear is a water-based preservative treatment for both exterior and interior timbers. It actively prevents rot and decay, and it can be used as a basecoat before staining, painting or varnishing. Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear gives long-lasting protection thanks to its sound protection against mould, blue-staining fungi and decay. The wood preserver is available to buy in two different sizes, 1 litre and 5 litres.

    Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear

    Top Tip – Ensure you prepare the surface area of the wood by making sure the area is clean, dry and free from surface dirt. Then apply a small amount of your chosen wood preserver before starting the full project to assess the appearance and suitability of the finish.

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