Best Decking Paint UK With Anti Slip Protection

Many people decide to paint their decking to give it a new fresh look when it becomes a bit faded and shabby, obviously being outside exposed to the elements of the British Weather takes it’s toll over time.

Some like to paint their decking quickly after purchase to prolong its life and give it better protection. And with the big range of colours available these days, some just want a new look!

Whatever the reason, we put this quick-read guide together to give you the best information we can offer and find the best paint for decking.

TIP: Use a decking cleaner like Ronseal Decking Cleaner & Reviver for better prep. This will also help the paint application to the wood.

Products In This Review

Ronseal 5 Litre Decking Rescue Paint

Best Overall
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Ronseal RSLDRPW5L 5 Litre Decking Rescue Paint - Willow

This 5 Litre Ronseal Decking Rescue paint is a high performance product, perfect for covering and restoring all types of wooden floors, decking, wooden staircases, garden furniture and more, making wood look as good as new. 

High Durability for protection from all weather conditions, stains and everyday use including commercial decking.

Rescue paint for decking is a fast drying paint, which once applied can be walked on in as little as 4 hours, giving you instant results. 

  • Coverage: Up to 10m2 per litre
  • Dry time: 48 hours
  • Coat time: 4 hours.
  • Number of coats: 2
  • Colours: Slate, Charcoal, Chestnut, Bramble, Deep Blue, English Oak, Warm Stone, Willow, Sage, Blackcurrant.
  • Finish: Matt
  • Application: Brush or decking pad
  • Woodstain base: Water.
  • Sizes: 2.5L, 5L
  • VOC: Low

Trade Paints Non Slip Decking Paint 

Best Non-Slip Decking Paint
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Garden Timber Decking Non Slip (Anti Slip) Paint (2.5 Litre, Mid Green...

Non-slip garden decking paint by Trade Paints, easily clean with mild soap and water, one pack non slip paint designed to seal and colour timber decking, anti-slip properties for pedestrian traffic areas. For all exterior wooden decking boards and staircases.     

Seals the surface and protects it from staining by penetrating through the porous nature of timber. 

Solid paint right here and a close runner up.


Garden ColourCare Decking Paint

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Liberon LIBDPDS25L Decking Oils

Quick drying, easy to apply and with a matt finish, it enhances the natural grain of the wood. Garden colour care deck paint is ideal for exterior wooden floors and garden furniture.

Natural oils penetrate deep into the wood to prevent water and UV damage, guaranteeing long- lasting protection against weathering. 

  • Safe to use around animals and plants. 
  • Size: 2.5L
  • Coverage: 10m² per 1 Litre
  • Drying time: 8 Hour Re-coat, 24 Hours fully dry
  • Application: Brush or roller
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Liberon LIBDPDS25L Decking Oils Liberon LIBDPDS25L Decking Oils £37.90

Fence Shed & Decking Paint

Best Budget Decking Paint
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Fence Shed & Decking Paint 5 litres Superocat Light to Medium Oak...

Fence Shed & Decking Paint 5 litres Superocat Light to Medium Oak Finish by King

Easy to apply and its 5-year durability will outlast most. Can be applied with a roller, brush or sprayer.

King of Paints is Manufactured using algaecides and fungicides for elimination of mildew growth. The treatment can be applied to rough, planed and even damp wood and will be 100% rainproof in just an hour.

The treatment can be applied to rough, planed and even damp wood and will be 100% rainproof in just an hour.

Firebrand Direct Grey Non-Slip Paint

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Grey Non-Slip Paint 2.5L – Outstanding Grip And Safety For Garage...

Firebrand Direct’s decking paint has a satin finish with high grip for external and internal use.

This paint contains a fine dolomite aggregate which makes it very tough and hard wearing and gives it very good grip even in wet conditions.

When dry, this paint has an elastic property increasing its durability and making it suitable for the toughest of conditions.

5 litre tin should cover 20-25 sq metres (215-270 sq feet)


Decking Paint Alternatives… Stain and Oil

Decking Stains can be used to change the overall colour of the decking but also keeps a lot of the original grain style look. Coloured Decking Oil will darken the wood and give a glossy finish keeping the original natural appearance of the wood. 

RONSEAL Ultimate Protection Decking Stain Country Oak 5L

Paint is a thicker product giving more bold, modern style and of the vast options of colours available gives a lot more freedom in terms of style. A frequently walked over decking will last longer with a good coat of paint. 

Decking Oil Clear Matt Finish UV Guard 20 Litre 20L

The major downside to paint is it irreversible, you won’t be able to go back to the natural wood.

What is the Best Paint to use on Decking?

Always use specific Decking Paint over any regular house paint as it is designed to avoid chipping, dries quickly and creates a strong bond with the wood. Decking paint is often formulated acrylic and copolymer, if your interested in the science of paint formulation then science direct are your guys!

Preparations Before Painting the Decking

  1. Wait for a nice sunny day and clear the area.
  2. Scrub the deck with a stiff brush to remove dirt and lose debris, bits of wood.
  3. Remove any rust or loose paint from the decking.
  4. Repair any damage to the decking.
  5. Wait for the decking to dry before painting.

Bettina Wooden Iron Scrubbing Scrub Hard Stiff Bristle Brush Floor Tile Decking Cleaning

Painting Your Garden Decking

  1. Give the paint a good stir until it’s consistent.
  2. Get loads of paint on your brush and start in the furthest corner, brushing along the length of the boards. Work on 3-4 boards at a time. If there are cracks on your deck, you should paint them until filled.
  3. You’ll need to put on 2-3 coats. Leave 4-5 hours between each coat.
  4. Wait for it to dry and enjoy.

birdsunshine 3 Pcs Shed Fence Paint Brushes, Decking & Timber Block Brush 4.7Inch/120mm (Red)

You shouldn’t need to check the decking more than once a year, and apply another coat. 

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