Bird Brand Traditional Coal Tar Creosote - NOT Substitute

UN3082 (Class: 9, Pk Grp: III)
Original Traditional Coal Tar Creosote available in Jet Black or Brown. For Farm and Industrial use
Available in 20, and 205 Litres
From £93.82 £78.18
In stock
Only %1 left
Product Description

This is Original Coal Tar Creosote and NOT recovered fuel oil mixed with a tiny amount of Creosote as supplied by some companies at a much cheaper price, remember - you get what you pay for!

Original Traditional Coal Tar Creosote Jet Black or Brown (original, not substitute) containing Coal Tar. Since July 2003 it is only available for professional users, if in doubt use Creosote Substitute such as Ecosote.

Preservatives are registered with the UK Health & Safety Executive and contain a biocide proven to be effective against certain insects and rotting fungi. Conforms to BSS 144 Type 3 and renowned for its wide kill spectrum protecting external timbers against insect and fungal attack. Treatments are not HSE registered but may protect timber in other ways using repellant waxes or just primarily to colour and decorate.

Best Uses

Coal Tar Traditional Creosote (NOT Substitute) is ideal for use on Barns, Horse Boxes, Loose Boxes, Out Buildings and Workshops. Coal Tar Creosote is part of the excellent Barn Paints, Wood and Metal range we have on offer at Promain. Creosote is a Barn Paint that can be used on wood and metal and works excellently well at protecting the substrate from insect and fungal attack.


Traditional Creosote (Coal Tar NOT Substitute) can be applied using brush or spray. We would recommend using spray to apply the product as you will be able to cover a larger area faster, resulting in minimal time spent on your project.

Surface and Environment

Traditional Creosote (NOT Substitute) is designed for use on barns, horse boxes, loose boxes, out buildings and workshops, to name a few.  Traditional Creosote (NOT Substitute) is ideal for use in all outdoor environments and is designed to cover 3-5m2 per litre. That is why we supply Creosote to you in 20 Litre and 205 Litre drums.

What is Creosote Used For?

Creosote is highly effective at protecting wood from rot and decay, as it contains many toxic chemicals to fungi and insects. These chemicals include phenols, cresols, and xylenols, effectively killing fungi and insects that can cause damage to wood.

One of the main advantages of creosote as a wood preservative is its ability to penetrate deep into the wood, providing long-lasting protection. When applied to wood, creosote can penetrate up to 1/4 inch into the surface, providing a barrier against fungi and insects. It is also resistant to weathering and can withstand exposure to sunlight, rain, and other elements without losing its effectiveness.

How is Creosote Applied?

When using a wood preservative, it is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. This includes wearing protective clothing, such as gloves and a face mask, to avoid contact with the skin. It is also important to store wood preservatives safely, away from heat and flames, to prevent accidental fires.

Technical Details
  • Use Coal Tar Creosote on Barns, Horse Boxes, Loose Boxes, Out Buildings, Workshops etc.
  • Professional users should download the MSDS for health and safety advice and for your COSHH records.
  • Due to the cost of crude oil prices Traditional Creosote have risen sharply since 2008.

Please note that this is original Coal Tar Creosote and NOT recovered fuel oil mixed with a tiny amount of Creosote as supplied by some companies at a much cheaper price, remember you get what you pay for!

Technical Info

Components: Single Pack
Type: Coal Tar
Finish: -
Stock Colours: Jet Black or Dark Brown
Tintable: No
User Requirements: Professional users only. A signed declaration will be required.
Suitable Substrates: Wood and Metal
Substrate Advice: For use on timbers where there is no risk of frequent skin contact
Application Method: Brush or Spray
Theoretical Coverage: 3-5m2 per litre
Shelf Life: See Packaging
Packaging: Available in 20 Litres and 205 Litres

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