Cuprinol Garden Shades

  4.9/5.0   145 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water-based garden paint for all types of exterior wood
  • Perfect for sheds, fences and other garden wood
  • Weather-proofs, colours and protects
  • Offers up to 6 years protection
  • Can be brush or spray applied
  • Allows the natural texture of the wood grain to show through
  • Dries to a natural matt finish in just one hour
  • Washable and waterproof
  • Low V.O.C
Brand Cuprinol
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time hr
Size 30ml Sample, 1L, 2.5L
MPN 5207085, 5207088, 5207089, 5207120, 5207121, 5227922, 5227926, 5207122, 5227930, 5207125, 5207127, 5207128, 5207129, 5227947, 5207130, 5207132, 5207133, 5207134, 5207136, 5207137, 5207139, 5207142, 5207143, 5207144, 5207145, 5092572, 5122390, 5092588, 5232365, 5083471, 5122392, 5092611, 5092582, 5083478, 5083482, 5092607, 5122391, 5122247, 5092592, 5083483, 5092573, 5083469, 5122395, 5092589, 5092604, 5232386, 5232387, 5083472, 5232385, 5092557, 5122397, 5092612, 5092586, 5244439, 5092583, 5083479, 5092567, 5092608, 5092577, 5122396, 5122393, 5159075, 5159077, 5092593, 5083484
GTIN 5010212584446, 5010212584477, 5010212584484, 50102125207120, 5010212584507, 5010212610589, 5227926, 5010212584514, 5010212610664, 5010212584545, 5010212584569, 5010212584576, 5010212584583, 5227947, 5010212584590, 5010212584613, 5010212584620, 5010212584637, 5010212584651, 5010212584668, 5010212584682, 5010212584712, 5010212584729, 5010212584736, 5010212584743, 5010368061457, 5010212557426, 5010368066162, 5010212614235, 5010368060382, 5010212557440, 5010212512777, 5010212512739, 5010368060887, 5010368061013, 5010212503119, 5010212557433, 5010212557402, 5010368066261, 5010368061112, 5010368061419, 5010368060177, 5010212557471, 5010368066124, 5010212503096, 5010212614242, 5010212614259, 5010368060375, 5010212614228, 5010368060573, 5010212557495, 5010212512746, 5010368066025, 5010212619438, 5010212512708, 5010368060870, 5010368061068, 5010212503126, 5010212476598, 5010212557488, 5010212557457, 5010212562901, 5010212562925, 5010368066223, 5010368061167

Cuprinol Garden Shades has been specially developed to colour and protect sheds, fences and other garden wood. Its special pigments ensure a rich colour that allows the natural texture of the wood-grain to shine through.

Not sure which colour to choose? Cuprinol garden shades tester pots allow you to sample a range of colours before deciding which is best for your project. Cuprinol tester pots contain 30ml, enough to cover an area of approximately 12 square inches or 30 centimetres, depending on the type and condition of the wood.

Ensure that wooden surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from surface dirt and debris before painting.

  • Brush wooden surfaces with a stiff brush or broom to remove surface dirt, debris, mould, algae and moss
  • Areas affected by mould, mildew, algae and fungi should first be treated with a mould and mildew cleaner
  • All rotten timber must be cut out and replaced
  • Any existing surface coatings such as paints, stains and varnishes must be fully removed back to clean, bare wood, by sanding or stripping

Bare or untreated garden wood can be pre-treated with an exterior wood preservative prior to painting if required. It is important that any wood preservative used does not contain wax, oil or silicon as these will penetrate the wood and repel any water based product that is applied on top.

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Do not apply in temperatures below 5℃, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. Low air temperature and or high humidity may prolong the overall drying time of the product.

Brush Application

  1. Stir Cuprinol Shades paint thoroughly before and during application to ensure a consistent colour
  2. Apply evenly along the wood grain using a good quality brush
  3. Allow 8 hours drying time between coats

Spraying Cuprinol Shades

  1. Shake contents of the tin thoroughly before decanting into Cuprinol sprayer or Cuprinol Spray and Brush sprayer (not suitable for use with the Cuprinol Power Sprayer)
  2. Refer to the sprayer user guide for full instructions before every use
  3. Cover any nearby surfaces to protect from over-spray
  4. Any over-spray should be cleaned up immediately (whilst still wet) with water and household detergent

On areas subject to wear, such as garden furniture, allow Cuprinol Garden Shades paint to dry for a few days before heavy use or contact with soft furnishings such as throws and cushions. The colour shade of the final finish may differ to that of the website and the tin when dry. This is down to the type and natural colouration of the wood being treated.

To maintain the surface finish and its protective properties, re-apply a fresh coat of Cuprinol Garden Shades if the surface starts to show signs of weathering, following the Preparation and Application instructions.

Q. Can I use Cuprinol Garden Shades on decking?

A. Although ideal for decking balustrades and handrails, this garden paint is not durable enough for decking boards and will soon start to show signs of wear and tear. For alternative products suitable for decking, see our full Cuprinol product range.

Q. My garden shed and fence panels have been previously treated with decking oil. Can i now colour them with Cuprinol Garden Shades?

A. It depends on how long ago your shed and fence panels where oiled. Cuprinol Shades paint is a water based product so any remaining oil or wax from previous treatments will likely repel the paint. If the timbre hasn't been treated for a couple of years it may be OK. In situations like this we always recommend a test area before starting the main project to test adhesion.

Q. I want to use a wood preserver on my garden fencing before painting with Cuprinol Garden Shades. Which one should i use?

A. It's important that you use a wood preservative that doesn't contain wax, oil or silicon as these will prevent the paint from penetrating and adhering to the wood. Wood preservers that are advertised as being waterproof and resistant to weathering often contain wax, oil, silicon or a combination of these.

145 customer reviews
Good product Easy transaction by Simon Neale

Great paint for outdoor wooden garden furniture.

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 13/07/17
Looks nice by Pete H

I've painted our tired teak table and chairs with this product and what a transformation. The paint is quite thin so it took 4 coats to cover the teak colour. Will see how it copes with 12 months of British weather. Make sure you recoat as per the instructions otherwise there will be a lot of sanding down.

Reviewed 2.5L, Pale Jasmine on: 04/07/17

Works well, easily applied

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 02/07/17

Easy to use good coverage

Reviewed 1L, Barleywood on: 30/06/17
Does what it says on the tin by Angela Kilbey

Looks fantastic when dry

Reviewed 2.5L, Coastal Mist on: 23/06/17
Does what it says on the tin by Angela Kilbey

Goes a long way and looks fantastic when dry

Reviewed 2.5L, Pale Jasmine on: 23/06/17
Summery shade by Mrs Alison Shankland

Does as it says on the tin. Easy to apply.

Reviewed 2.5L, Coastal Mist on: 21/06/17
Easy to apply - colour true to pictures by Joan Spacey

Very pleased with this excellent product - beautiful finish - would definitely use again Only wish I had more items to paint as I could then experiment with all the lovely colours which are available

Reviewed 2.5L, Fresh Rosemary on: 20/06/17
Easy to apply but requires several coats by Paul Oliver

I bought this product to paint a side gate to our house which I had made. This is a very thin product which means it is quick to apply. However this also means it drips and splashes easily. Covering the ground to catch splashes is essential was it have a bucket of water and a damp cloth to wash splashes on the brickwork. Cleaning the brushes it easy as well. Downside of this is that several coats are required. Last year I painted a fence using this product and it was beginning to look quite dirty and wood was showing through in places. However, washing the fence down with water and re-coating was very quick with good results. I therefore assume that I will have to re-coat every couple of years.

Reviewed 2.5L, White Daisy on: 20/06/17
Excellent service by Robin Metcalfe

Good customer service and very fast delivery

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusky Gem on: 18/06/17
Excellent service by Jason Hall

Great product

Reviewed 2.5L, Sweet Pea on: 13/06/17
Good coverage - previous experience indicates it should last some time before recoating by David Butler

Cuprinol is a firm favourite with me - it does what it says with no fuss. Easy to apply, and the coverage is good (over old weathered finishes as well).

Reviewed 1L, Dusky Gem on: 09/06/17
Good colour Easy to apply by Richard Scothern
Reviewed 1L, Forget Me Not on: 02/06/17
Exelent coverage by Mr Frank Phipps
Reviewed 2.5L, Somerset Green on: 29/05/17
We bought it to paint the decking in our garden, it applied vey essily and looks great! by Mami Donald

Good colour and superb finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Fresh Rosemary on: 28/05/17
Second time used by Ms C A Fallet

turned a sh....y brown fence into a joyful background to my garden.the formula has changed from last year when it had a 4 year guarantee to a 6 year one so less was needed and I now have 6x2.5 litre cans which will now sit in my shed until 2023 by which time I will have popped my clogs probably

Reviewed 2.5L, Sweet Pea on: 27/05/17
Good product,gives good coverage by Shirley Booth
Reviewed 2.5L, Olive Garden on: 26/05/17
Easy to apply by Hilary C

Great background for highlighting the various shades of green in the shrubbery and fantastic foil for back of the border perennials.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black Ash on: 24/05/17
Good stuff by Dan Francis

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Cream on: 24/05/17
Good stuff by Dan Francis

Bit sceptical about this stuff at first but one of my sheds has had it on for over 2 years and it still looks as good as the day I painted it.

Reviewed 2.5L, Old English Green on: 24/05/17
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