Cuprinol Garden Shades

  4.9/5.0   175 reviews

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  • 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.

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.

175 customer reviews
4.9/5.0
 
Easy to apply and goes a long way by David Swann

We liked the choice of colours and were pleased with the finish on our new shed. We treated the shed first with Cuprinol wood preserver and then the Shades. Looks really smart and both were easy to use.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 11/09/17
Really nice neutral colour by Kelly Elsworth

1 coat only required, easy to use with some spare for touch ups once the plants die back a little.

Reviewed 2.5L, Muted Clay on: 10/09/17
Easy to use and looks great by Kelly Elsworth

Great colour, garden shed really looks lovely. Only 2 coats needed

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusky Gem on: 10/09/17
Excellent Product - just as it should be from a brand name by Veronica Mann

Covers well and easy to apply. Actually bought enough for a change!

Reviewed 2.5L, Coastal Mist on: 07/09/17
Excellent Product - just as it should be from a brand name by Veronica Mann

Covers well and easy to apply. Actually bought enough for a change!

Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 07/09/17
RESTFUL COLOUR, EASY TO APPLY by Roger Patient

Very restful colour and has been used on fences which makes the garden look bigger.

Reviewed 2.5L, Muted Clay on: 30/08/17
Great quick delivery by Shirley Rodger

Liked the colour bought a tin

Reviewed 30ml Sample, Country Cream on: 27/08/17
Great by Shirley Rodger

Loved this colour painted inside of summer house

Reviewed 30ml Sample, Seagrass on: 27/08/17

Love the colour I bought and excellent quality!

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 24/08/17
Good coverage, easy application by Mr M Marsters

Seems a very effective water protection - but obviously time will tell !

Reviewed 2.5L, Seasoned Oak on: 21/08/17
Good coverage and bold colours by Mr P Watkins

Bought this as a 2 part paint for a new fence to brighten it up and make a feature of - colour was great but as recommended on the tin did need 2 coats to get full effect. Would recommend to anyone who wants strong colours for their fence.

Reviewed 2.5L, Seagrass on: 20/08/17
Good coverage and bold colours by Mr P Watkins

Bought this as a 2 part paint for a new fence to brighten it up and make a feature of - colour was great but as recommended on the tin did need 2 coats to get full effect. Would recommend to anyone who wants strong colours for their fence.

Reviewed 1L, Sage on: 20/08/17
Good coverage and bold colours by Mr P Watkins

Bought this as a 2 part paint for a new fence to brighten it up and make a feature of - colour was great but as recommended on the tin did need 2 coats to get full effect. Would recommend to anyone who wants strong colours for their fence.

Reviewed 2.5L, Sage on: 20/08/17
Very good by Ms Thelma White

already had some more paint

Reviewed 2.5L, Coastal Mist on: 16/08/17
Very nice by Ms Thelma White

lovely

Reviewed 30ml Sample, Dusky Gem on: 16/08/17

great fence paint

Reviewed 2.5L, Seasoned Oak on: 14/08/17
Excellent by Colin Gates

Good product and will be ordering more to complete job

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural Stone on: 14/08/17
Does what it says on the tin by Kay Smith

Used this to paint my shed two coats required but very pleased with the result.also used on garden furniture and planters...lots of complements and brought everything up like new.

Reviewed 2.5L, Seagrass on: 14/08/17
Excellent product, with excellent coverage by Brian Ball

I have used the product before, and never disappointed. Easy to apply, great coverage.

Reviewed 2.5L, Fresh Rosemary on: 13/08/17

Painted a table which was very shabby which now looks good!

Reviewed 2.5L, Deep Russet on: 27/07/17