Cuprinol Garden Shades

  4.9/5.0   148 reviews

buy 2 or more (2.5L) for £14.50 each

buy 4 or more (2.5L) for £14.00 each

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, garden furniture 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, 5L
MPN 5207085, 5207086, 5207087, 5207088, 5207089, 5207120, 5227921, 5207121, 5227922, 5227926, 5207122, 5227930, 5245283, 5207124, 5207125, 5207127, 5207128, 5207129, 5227947, 5207130, 5227950, 5227953, 5207131, 5207132, 5207133, 5207134, 5207135, 5207136, 5207137, 5207138, 5207139, 5207140, 5207141, 5207142, 5207143, 5207144, 5207145, 5092572, 5159073, 5092596, 5122390, 5092588, 5244471, 5232365, 5083471, 5244472, 5083473, 5122392, 5092611, 5092582, 5232363, 5232364, 5092579, 5083478, 5083482, 5092607, 5092551, 5122391, 5159072, 5122247, 5159074, 5092559, 5092592, 5083483, 5092573, 5083469, 5122395, 5092589, 5092604, 5232386, 5232387, 5083472, 5232385, 5092557, 5122397, 5092612, 5092586, 5244439, 5092583, 5083479, 5092567, 5092608, 5244438, 5092577, 5122396, 5122393, 5159075, 5159077, 5092593, 5083484, 5092574, 5092549, 5244440, 5092590, 5092553, 5218983, 5092613, 5122398, 5092568, 5092594, 5092570
GTIN 5010212584446, 5010212584453, 5010212584460, 5010212584477, 5010212584484, 50102125207120, 5227921, 5010212584507, 5010212610589, 5227926, 5010212584514, 5010212610664, 5010212619520, 5010212584538, 5010212584545, 5010212584569, 5010212584576, 5010212584583, 5227947, 5010212584590, 5227950, 5010212610893, 5010212584606, 5010212584613, 5010212584620, 5010212584637, 5010212584644, 5010212584651, 5010212584668, 5207138, 5010212584682, 5010212584699, 5010212584705, 5010212584712, 5010212584729, 5010212584736, 5010212584743, 5010368061457, 5010212562888, 5010368066360, 5010212557426, 5010368066162, 5010212619377, 5010212614235, 5010368060382, 5010212619407, 5010368060481, 5010212557440, 5010212512777, 5010212512739, 5010212614204, 5010212614211, 5010212476567, 5010368060887, 5010368061013, 5010212503119, 5010368060283, 5010212557433, 5010212562871, 5010212557402, 5010212562895, 5010368060689, 5010368066261, 5010368061112, 5010368061419, 5010368060177, 5010212557471, 5010368066124, 5010212503096, 5010212614242, 5010212614259, 5010368060375, 5010212614228, 5010368060573, 5010212557495, 5010212512746, 5010368066025, 5010212619438, 5010212512708, 5010368060870, 5010368061068, 5010212503126, 5010212619469, 5010212476598, 5010212557488, 5010212557457, 5010212562901, 5010212562925, 5010368066223, 5010368061167, 5010368061440, 5010212535851, 5010212619476, 5010212513088, 5010368060344, 5010212593653, 5010212535868, 5010212557501, 5010368061143, 5010368066247, 5010212490242

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. It can also be used on terracotta, brick and stone.

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 Shades Paint 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.

148 customer reviews
Easy to apply and good coverage by Ken Moore

Seemed like a good price and plenty of colours to choose from. It really did do what it said on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, White Daisy on: 22/11/17
Used previously so know it lasts well, is easy to use, and clean up is quick by Terry Saines

Durable wood finish in a range of shades.

Reviewed 2.5L, Seagrass on: 21/11/17
Nice colour by Peter Evans

needed a few coats but looks good

Reviewed 2.5L, White Daisy on: 20/11/17
Good quality paint by Claire Rowlands

Used to paint crates for display. Brushes on well, dries quickly and lightens up a little once dry. Used to replace chalk paint. Good choice and cheaper!

Reviewed 1L, Dusky Gem on: 19/11/17
Excellent by Veronica Robinson

Delivery on time. Thank you. Would use you again

Reviewed 2.5L, Wild Thyme on: 19/11/17
Cover very well and is a very nice colour really happy with product by Reg Russon

Prompted deliver would use this product again

Reviewed 5L, Seagrass on: 11/11/17
Really good quality! by Ana Belen Jimenez Caton

Very good quality, nice bright white on the fence. Really good. Thanks

Reviewed 5L, Pale Jasmine on: 06/11/17
Surpassed all my expectations, fantastic by Martha Sills

Great to use. I got the subtle classy colour of silver birch. and I spent all day looking out at my fence, and so did my neighbours. I went on to paint some wooden crates and a beer barrel, and every time I see a bit of wood I want to paint it, but only with Cuprinol. Smooth, easy to use and a wonderful range of colours. Thanks.

Reviewed 2.5L, Silver Birch on: 05/11/17
Good quality by Tony Eden

Nice colour but needs two coats for a good cover

Reviewed 2.5L, Forest Mushroom on: 04/11/17
Wonder full for decking clean andlasting by Michael Smithson

Reviewed 1L, Willow on: 03/11/17
Quality product,does exactly what it says on the tin by George Linsley

Purchased to protect and enhance the appearance of a newly built timber garage,first coat went on well despite the new wood being quite thirsty,hence the need to purchase a further five litre tin to complete the project,enough left over to apply a second coat in the spring,also applied Cuprinol wood preserve in black to the window frames and the overall appearance is most satisfying.

Reviewed 5L, Wild Thyme on: 01/11/17
Excellent by Ms L Clifford

Our fence has been transformed and we are really pleased with the result.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 01/11/17
Good coverage, nice consistant colour by Neil Ramsden

This product goes on well and the brush is easy to clean as it is water based. Time will tell as to whether it will last 6 years.

Reviewed 2.5L, Deep Russet on: 30/10/17
Great finish by N Fairhurst

I bought this for a great price, and it worked better than expected, with just two coats required. Very pleased with the results.

Reviewed 1L, Purple Pansy on: 29/10/17
Great paint by Mrs SE Burton

Quite thin but is good. 2 coats mostly give a great finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Cream on: 28/10/17
Great coverage by Karl Gregson

Arrived earlier than expected, had used this before so knew it gives a good looking finish and easy to apply, however the price and delivery from wood-finishes-direct was excellent and will certainly be using again

Reviewed 5L, Wild Thyme on: 26/10/17
Great service and great product by Tim Binder

Reviewed 5L, Country Cream on: 21/10/17
Good quality by George MacDonald

Easy to use, happy with result, good quality product, shade is little bit lighter than expected, but looks nice

Reviewed 5L, Natural Stone on: 07/10/17
Good coverage and easy to use except that 2nd coat best applied on same day as 1st which can make timing difficult by Cuprinol Garden Shades For Shed

Used for garden shed and gave good coverage and is easy to use except that 2nd coat needs to be applied on same day as first (otherwise unless sand down does not adhere well ) which can make timing difficult. Shake tin well before use as stirring alone takes ages to mix. I would advise always try tester before choosing colour . This was a light bluey green on the shed used as contrast to darker green - ok but wish there was also a light to mid grassy green available.

Reviewed 2.5L, Wild Thyme on: 06/10/17
Favourite green colour easy to use except that 2nd coat best applied on same day as 1st which can make timing difficult by Cuprinol Garden Shades For Shed

Used for garden shed and gave good coverage and is easy to use except that 2nd coat needs to be applied on same day as first (otherwise unless sand down does not adhere well ) which can make timing difficult.Shake tin well before use as stirring alone takes ages to mix. I would advise always try tester before choosing colour . This is a good mid to dark garden green.

Reviewed 2.5L, Old English Green on: 06/10/17