Ronseal Garden Paint

  4.8/5.0 (122 reviews)
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3 coats = Standard Coverage
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • An all-in-one garden paint for exterior wood, bricks, terracotta and metal surfaces
  • Excellent resistance against weathering
  • Quick drying - rain proof within the hour
  • Up to 5 year colour protection
  • Water-based formula
  • Low V.O.C content
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 3
Coverage Up to 12 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 250ml, 750ml, 2.5L
MPN 37385, 37382, 37376, 38262, 37599, 37598, 37374, 34375, 37386, 37379, 37381, 37388, 37389, 38266, 38268, 37393, 38264, 37383, 37377, 37371, 37384, 37392, 37602, 37390, 37391, 37596, 37378, 37372, 37406, 38263, 37606, 37605, 37398, 37399, 37410, 37403, 37405, 37412, 37413, 38267, 38269, 38265, 37407, 37401, 37395, 37408, 37416, 37609, 37414, 37603, 37402, 37396, 37432, 37430, 38509, 37422, 37423, 37433, 37427, 37429, 38512, 37434, 38511, 38510, 38513, 37425, 37419, 37431, 38514, 38515, 37426, 37420
GTIN 5010214873852, 5010214873821, 5010214873760, 5010214882625, 5010214875993, 5010214875986, 5010214873746, 5010214873753, 5010214873869, 5010214873791, 5010214873814, 5010214873883, 5010214873890, 5010214882663, 5010214882687, 5010214873937, 5010214882649, 5010214873838, 5010214873777, 5010214873715, 5010214873845, 5010214873920, 5010214876020, 5010214873906, 5010214873913, 5010214875962, 5010214873784, 5010214873722, 5010214874064, 5010214882632, 5010214876068, 5010214876051, 5010214873982, 5010214873999, 5010214874101, 5010214874033, 5010214874057, 5010214874125, 5010214874132, 5010214882670, 5010214882694, 5010214882656, 5010214874071, 5010214874019, 5010214873951, 5010214874088, 5010214874163, 5010214876099, 5010214874149, 5010214876037, 5010214874026, 5010214873968, 5010214874323, 5010214874309, 5010214885091, 5010214874224, 5010214874231, 5010214874330, 5010214874279, 5010214874293, 5010214885121, 5010214874347, 5010214885114, 5010214885107, 5010214885138, 5010214874255, 5010214874194, 5010214874316, 5010214885145, 5010214885152, 5010214874262, 5010214874200

Ronseal Garden Paint will colour and protect all types of garden wood including sheds, fences, pergolas, trellis and more.

Preparing New Softwood

New softwoods including garden furniture can be painted straight away as long as they do not have a previous wax, oil or silicon finish.

Preparing New Hardwood

  1. Allow to weather for 6 weeks
  2. Lightly sand to remove surface fibres and splinters
  3. Wipe the wood over with methylated spirit
  4. Ensure that the wood to dry before painting garden furniture

Old Garden Wood

Old coating type finishes such as paints, varnishes and varnish type stains must be fully removed, back to bare wood, before painting.

  1. Remove all traces of mould, algae and fungi with a stiff brush or scraper
  2. Treat areas affected by mould, algae and fungi with a mould, mildew and fungi remover
  3. Treat with a suitable wax, oil and silicon free exterior wood preservative, if required
  4. Where possible, preserve all sides including end grain prior to application of Ronseal Garden colours
  5. Ensure that the wood is fully dry before applying Ronseal paint

Unweathered Terracotta

Terracotta pots and other surfaces may need a good sanding/wire brushing as they are often treated or glazed to protect them from rain and frost damage. These treatments will reduce adhesion of the paint to the surface. Weathered terracotta needs to be water bead tested. If the water beads on the surface, sanding will be required to remove the surface coating before painting. If the water soaks in to the Terracotta, then the paint can be applied directly.

Metal Surfaces

Metal needs a suitable primer before painting with Ronseal Garden Paint. Use grey primer under darker colours, and white primer under lighter colours.

Brick or Stone

Simply remove any dust or loose material with a stiff brush and give it a good wipe before painting.

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility. Do not apply Ronseal Garden Paint in wet conditions or if rain, frost or snow is likely before the product is dry. This product is not suitable for wooden surfaces that have been treated with products containing oil, wax or silicon, unless they have been allowed to weather and de-greased with methylated spirit. This product is not suitable for use on plastics, cast iron or areas subjected to foot traffic such as decking boards. It should also not be used on walls prone to damp.

  1. Stir Ronseal Garden Paint thoroughly before and periodically during application
  2. Apply a thin, even film of Ronseal paint to substrate with a suitable brush, roller or applicator
  3. Work the paint in to the surface of the wood grain, if other substrate apply evenly
  4. Allow the first coat to dry for 4 hours
  5. Apply a second and third coat as above

If painting wooden garden furniture, allow 2 to 3 days before using or adding cushions and other soft furnishings.

122 customer reviews
Excellent coverage by EMC

Great colour.

Reviewed 750ml, Cool Breeze on: 20/04/17
Excellent coverage by EMC

Great colour

Reviewed 750ml, Pink Jasmine on: 20/04/17
Long lasting cover by Jane Wylie
Reviewed 250ml, Sage on: 04/04/17
Easy to use by Dave White

The colour was perfect for our benches

Reviewed 2.5L, Cool Breeze on: 25/03/17
Good quality paint by Tanya Mertens

Good quality paint which brightened up my dull fence panels and transformed my garden. Very happy with the product and the delivery service from Wood Finishes.

Reviewed 2.5L, Daisy on: 16/03/17
Good colour, easy to apply by Dr Liz Astall
Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 11/03/17
Great by David Willetts


Reviewed 2.5L, White Ash on: 12/02/17
Godd quality paint, easy to put on and covers existing colours well by Richard Wallace

One of a series of garden colours from Ronseal. Very pleased with the product ... it does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 2.5L, White Ash on: 04/12/16
Very good by Janis Sydenham Developments

Goes on really well and covers in one coat but you can give it two coats for an even better finish

Reviewed 2.5L, English Oak on: 18/11/16
Excellent product highly recommend this paint by Mr M Bowers

Bought this after trying other garden wood finished to protect a carport I have built. This is a much thicker paint than others I have tried, but still provides good coverage per litre. Nice matte finish that water just runs off. A lot cheaper from wood finished direct than your high street store and they deliver quickly. Thanks

Reviewed 2.5L, Sage on: 15/11/16
Best price on the internet Quick delivery Well packaged by Mr Alan Andrews

I bought 7x 2.5Litre tins of Ronseal Garden Paint to be applied to a new workshop I had just built. Paint goes on easy with roller. Be prepared to go over edges with a brush as it does tend to run. Good coverage and great colour.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 12/11/16
Very easy to use by Nick Finan

Paint was used on an exterior metal container. It was very easy to apply and the brushes washed off in water.

Reviewed 2.5L, Corn Flower on: 03/11/16
Good all round product by Deborah Woods

Nice colour and easy to apply

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 28/10/16
Ok, but shame about quantity recommendations by Satisfied Customer - Almost!

Super Flexible Primer took 2 x recommendation for 2 coats & then only just enough. Topcoat took 1/2 recommendation. Therefore had to re-order Undercoat & had double the Topcoat required. I appreciate the quantities are an estimate, but to get it both so wrong was not good.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black Bird on: 28/10/16
One coat coverage as required by Mrs I Coull

used this paint to freshen up a beige wooden fence covered excellently with one coat would not hesitate to use it again

Reviewed 2.5L, White Ash on: 28/10/16
PERFECT by K Morris

Good product excellent service highly recommended will use again

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 25/10/16
Great paint and coverage by Michael Clare

Very good paint. Easy to apply and looks very good. Coverage over a much darker paint was quite reasonable. As long as it lasts as well I will be satisfied but only time will give that answer!

Reviewed 2.5L, Daisy on: 25/10/16
Easy to use by Maureen York

Good coverage

Reviewed 2.5L, White Ash on: 21/10/16
Great easy to use product by Terry Cornelius

Brushes easy cleaned

Reviewed 750ml, Lime Zest on: 18/10/16
Great coverage by Deborah Bashton

Having read the reviews I decided to give ronseal garden paint a go. Excellent coverage. Using a brush parts of the fence were done in 2 coats. Part of the fence was previous painted the other was new timber. Only down side was the coverage has worked out much less than anticipated so will have to order more.

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 16/10/16