Ronseal Decking Stripper

Stripping doesn’t have to be back breaking work. Our stripper is really easy to use and works in no time at all. All you need is a nice warm day.

Before You Start

Set aside some time. An average deck, around 10-12m2, normally takes a few hours. Make sure it’s a nice day and above 10°C. If you apply our Stripper when it’s colder it’ll take longer to work. If it’s really cold it won’t work at all. Your deck can be damp but there shouldn’t be puddles of water on it. Remember to protect any plants with a sheet and give your deck a good brush to get rid of any dirt, leaves and twigs.

Using Decking Stripper

Make sure you wear some gloves. Give the tin a good shake then pour the Stripper into a metal or plastic bowl or tray. Use a good size brush, around 4 inches, to put a thick layer on. Work in small sections and don’t paint yourself into a corner, as it can be quite slippy when it’s working. It doesn’t blister or fizz but don’t worry it’s doing the job. Leave it to work for around 30 minutes but if it’s a hot day re-apply the Stripper over any patches that start to dry out. After 30 minutes scrape the surface with something sharp, like a paint scraper, to see if it’s worked. If not, put a bit more on and leave for another 10-15 minutes. You then need to give it a good scrub with a stiff brush. Scrub along the grooves and also across them to help loosen the finish underneath. Pour on some water and keep scrubbing. This will help lift the finish completely off. Finally, give it a really good wash down with a hose or jet wash. Remember, if you’ve missed a bit or have any stubborn spots, just repeat the process. Let your deck dry out for a couple of days. You’ll then be ready to stain or oil it.

Clean Up

Take off as much Stripper from your tools as you can. Then wash them in warm, soapy water. Don’t empty the Stripper into drains or watercourses. Your local authority may have special ways to get rid of any waste product.

Usage Areas: On all types of stained and oiled decking.
How Many Coats?:  1 coat will strip most areas. Stubborn spots may need doing again.
Coverage: This 2.5L tin will cover approximately 10-12m2.

How do I use it?

Areas of use: outside
Drying time
30 Minutes

Product reviews

Well worth the effort by Good stuff

Used far more than the tin states. It does appear to dry out. But you then wire brush the lifted stain away then power wash the surface. Second application needed just to get rid of very small remnants of stain. Wire brush will clog up but periodically power wash bristles out. I used the 30 min latest version. Can't think of a better way to remove stain than this.

Date submitted by: 27 June 2016

Does exactly what it said on the tin by mark mwett

After laying a second hand deck, i gave it a quick brush off and then stained it; big mistake. within days the stain was wearing off and it looked terrible. so i decided to strip it back to bare wood and start again. Baring in mind it was a grey day in October i covered a 3rd of the deck in Ronseal deck stripper and left it for a whole hour. When i came back to it I gave it a quick soak and started rubbing it with a stiff broom, then i took the pressure washer to it. The stain literally peeled back to bare wood and now looks almost new. I wouldn't say it was easy but that could be due to the temperature and the time of year but i think the results were really excellent. I did try pressure washing the stained wood without the stripper a couple of days before, and although the stain was coming off i think I might have been there for a week rather than a few hours. Overall the right choice.

Date submitted by: 14 October 2015

Ronseal Decking Stripper. by John Tyeman

Useless when looking at picture on the tin and then review your effort , it looks nothing like it. Left stainer in the grooves and would need more than 2 coats. If I could get my money back i would.

Date submitted by: 09 June 2015

Useless by Michael Wood

Doesn't remotely do what it says on the tin. Sounded too good to be true and sure enough it was. Even following the directions to the letter regarding temperature, dwell time etc. it simply does not work. don't waste your money.

Date submitted by: 10 May 2015

very poor by cas

this stuff looks as if it is doing a great job with some stain in grooved boards wrinkling quickly. however it is difficult to prevent it from drying out and you will defo need more than one application and it will take a significant period of time to jet wash it off. It is an expensive and time consuming process and really annoying when I bought it to get rid of the ronseal ultimate deck protector.....that took time n money to apply only to have it peel after one winter.

Date submitted by: 26 April 2015

absolutely terrible by mark richardson

I'm an avid DIY expert and used many products over the years and this was completely useless. The only good that has come from it, my DECKING is now free from oils and DRY, ready for re staining. If I could get a refund that would be great!!!

Date submitted by: 16 April 2015

Needs More than one coat by JETK

The product has a tight operational range needs at least 13C and below 22C. Too cold not effective too hot dries very quickly. Stiff brush and water not effictive on grooved boards needs a narrow wire brush. Some decking coats very difficult to remove.

Date submitted by: 15 April 2015

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