Cuprinol Garden Shades

  4.9/5.0 (119 reviews)
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Wood type and application method 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.

This product can be applied with the Cuprinol Spray and Brush sprayer.

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 50ml, 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 pouring into a Cuprinol sprayer. Please Note: This product is 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

Please note: 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.

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.

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.

119 customer reviews
Fast delivery excellent service by Brenda Grosvenor
Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 18/05/17
Beautiful Long Lasting Colour by Jane T

This colour (lavender) looks lovely on my fence and shed. A nice change from bog standard brown, it makes the garden look bigger and brings it to life. It has a nice sheen and only needs one coat. We used it last year as well and it still looks good after a year of weathering.

Reviewed 2.5L, Lavender on: 08/05/17
Good product, easy to use, great finish by C Daley
Reviewed 2.5L, Olive Garden on: 07/05/17
Easy to use by D'arcy

Good outside paint for fencing etc

Reviewed 2.5L, Sage on: 05/05/17
Easy to use by D'arcy

Good outside paint for sheds etc

Reviewed 1L, Seasoned Oak on: 05/05/17
Covers completely over strong green with two coats Brilliant by Mo Bennett
Reviewed 2.5L, Barleywood on: 30/04/17
Good product by Khosrow Hejazian

I used this for the first time. I have used it for some garden furniture and i didn't think I needed a second coat. But i intend to put a second coat just to be safe. It is very easy to apply using a brush and dries quickly.

Reviewed 2.5L, Deep Russet on: 27/04/17
It's Cuprinol you get a quality product for your money by Jeremy Taylor

Awesome product made by a world leader in external paints

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Cream on: 27/04/17
Fantastic colour and product by Jeremy Taylor

You always get what you pay for with Cuprinol

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 27/04/17
Lovely colour, good coverage by John McLean

Very fast efficient service.

Reviewed 2.5L, Barleywood on: 26/04/17
Very good product good coverage by D Fallaize

This product is very good excellent coverage good range of colours would use it again without hesitation.

Reviewed 2.5L, Fresh Rosemary on: 23/04/17
Easy to apply - Great Colour - Cost effective by Brian Coe

Easy opening container - very easy to apply - dries fairly quickly - economical usage - low odour . Great colour - brushes wash clean easily. Second coat applied after 24 hours - easy to see where to apply - much lighter colour when applied -- dries to pleasing shade of brown. Yet to judge how well the product stands up to time and weather, --- applied 3 weeks ago.

Reviewed 2.5L, Deep Russet on: 22/04/17
Very good coverage by Mr D Thorne

Well happy with the finishing resolt. Will certainly purchase again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusky Gem on: 21/04/17
Excellent service and highly competitive pruce by Jane Woodward
Reviewed 2.5L, Urban Slate on: 13/04/17
Service was excellant by D Thorne

good all round experience buying from wood finishers. very pleased with the product. I have found the best finish is always after the second coat.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusky Gem on: 11/04/17
Brilliant and fast service by Margot Purtscher
Reviewed 2.5L, Forest Mushroom on: 09/04/17
Amazing service! by Katy Brown

Gorgeous colour! Great coverage, would only use this again!

Reviewed 2.5L, Lavender on: 06/04/17
Best ever by Peter Davenport

this is the colour of gardens. Shame the old shed could not take it after all the creasote on there,

Reviewed 2.5L, Seagrass on: 05/04/17
Great stuff by Trevor Kennedy

Always use Cuprinol as easy to apply

Reviewed 2.5L, Country Cream on: 23/03/17
Easy to use by Trevor Kennedy

As good a product I have ever used

Reviewed 2.5L, Fresh Rosemary on: 23/03/17