|No. of coats||2|
|Coverage||Up to 10m² per litre|
|Drying time||1 hr|
|Size||125ml, 1L, 2.5L, 5L|
|MPN||Please Select Size/Option|
|GTIN||Please Select Size/Option|
Cuprinol Garden Shades offers a rich colourful finish that seals and protects a huge range of garden surfaces including sheds, fences, terracotta, brick and stone! It's opaque, natural finish allows the natural texture of the grain to show through.
Not sure which colour to choose? Cuprinol Garden Shades is available in small 125ml pots which allow you to sample a range of colours before buying what you need.
Ensure that wooden surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from surface dirt and debris before painting.
Please Note 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.
Existing surface coatings such as paint or varnish must be fully removed back to bare wood before Cuprinol Garden Shades by sanding or using a suitable wood stripper.
Surfaces painted with Cuprinol Garden Shades can be cleaned at regular intervals with a dampened, lint-free cloth or Cuprinol Garden Furniture Cleaner.
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 above.
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 range of Cuprinol products.
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 Garden Shades paint is a water based product so any remaining oil or wax from previous treatments will likely repel the paint. If the timber 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 silicone 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, silicone or a combination of these.
Q. Is Cuprinol Garden Shades suitable for a large log cabin / summerhouse at the end of the garden?
A. Absolutely - Cuprinol Garden Shades is suitable for any garden structure including summerhouses and log cabins. If it's a bare wood structure, new or old, its probably worth treating it with a wax free wood preservative first to protect the wood from mould, algae and fungi. Allow this to fully dry before painting. Its important than any preservative used is wax free otherwise the paint may not adhere to the structure.
Q. Is Cuprinol Garden Shades suitable for garden fences and is is solvent-based? Does it contain any wax?
A. Cuprinol Garden Shades is perfect for garden fences but is a water-based product. It also doesn't contain any wax. If you are specifically looking for a solvent-based fence paint or treatment, we recommend looking at our range of alternative fence paints.