Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector 5L

  4.8/5.0   40 reviews
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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A protective wood treatment for garden sheds and fences
  • Suitable for all rough sawn and smooth planed garden wood
  • Contains water repellents to resist rain penetration
  • Gives a natural, rustic looking colour
  • Solvent-based formula penetrates deep into the wood
  • High V.O.C content
Brand Cuprinol
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 15 per litre
Drying time 48 hrs
Size 5L
MPN 5095345, 5095349, 5095347, 5095351
GTIN 5010212545720, 5010212545768, 5010212545744, 5010212545782

Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector provides exterior wood protection to sheds, fences and other garden wood. It actively protects against the damaging effects of weathering, including sun and rain damage.

Looking for an alternative coloured finish for garden wood? Try one of the following products from the Cuprinol range:

Product Use
Cuprinol Garden Shades A water-based garden paint for all types of exterior wood. Perfect for sheds, fences, garden furniture
Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback A water-based, non-drip wood treatment for garden sheds, fences and other rough sawn timbers
Cuprinol One Coat Sprayable Fence Treatment A water-based, sprayable wood treatment for garden fences and sheds, which colours and protects rough sawn timber

Ensure that the wood to be treated is clean, dry and free from surface dirt, loose debris and any other contaminants.

Bare and New Timber

  • Brush the surface of the wood with a stiff brush or broom to remove any ingrained dirt and debris from the wood
  • Organic matter including mould, mildew, algae or fungi must be removed with a suitable mould and mildew cleaner
  • All rotten timber must be cut out and replaced.
  • As a guide, when cutting out rotten wood, the area to be removed should extend 25mm in to good wood to ensure that all of the rot has been fully removed
  • If the wood surface is looking worn or has greyed from sun damage and the effects of weathering, Cuprinol Greyaway Restorer or Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer can be used to revive the wood before applying Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector
  • Any holes, gaps or splits in the surface of the wood can be filled with Cuprinol All Purpose Wood Filler or Cuprinol Ultra Tough Wood Filler
  • Pre-treat the wood with Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (BP) to add additional protection against mould, algae, fungi and insect attack if required

Previously Coated Timber

Existing surface coatings such as paint or varnish must be fully removed back to bare wood prior to applying Shed & Fence Protector, either by sanding or using Cuprinol Stain Stripper.

Always do a small test area before starting any project to assess the colour and compatibility of the finish. Follow the manufacturers instructions on the tin at all times. Shake the contents of the tin well before and periodically during use to ensure a uniform colour.

  1. Apply 2-3 uniform coats of Cuprinol Shed & Fence Protector with a Cuprinol Woodcare Brush in the direction of the wood grain
  2. Allow 48 hours drying time between coats


Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector can be easily maintained as and when required by applying a fresh coat, following the Preparation and Application instructions above.

40 customer reviews
Its a very effective wood protector by Robert Bick

Goes on easy, dries quickly, and is very effective.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 06/01/18
Goes on easily & looks good when finished by Michael Davidson

The product was easy to apply with a big brush & the dried wood of my fence just sucked the preservative into it very thirstily. So penetrates well & will hopefully last a long time. Could see it repelling the water when it rained a couple of days later. The green is a nice colour too. Well pleased Mike D.

Reviewed 5L, Rustic Green on: 30/11/17
The real Mcoy Not the watered down stuff i bought last year form another supplier by Desmond Clark

Once on the stables the rain was just like water off a ducks back.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 21/11/17
Very good by Mrs Denise Penn

Done shed and fence nearly used up second can will definitely order again now I know where to get colour which was hard to find before

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 10/11/17
Excellent product competitive price and delivered very quickly by N W Hobbs

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 05/11/17
Excellent service and very pleased by Frank Lovelock

I have used this product for years and can recommend it thoroughly.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 29/10/17
Excellent service and competitive price by Brian Rose

Very good coverage and colour was as shown

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 16/10/17
Very easy to apply by Adrian Yates

The Cuprinol Shed and Fence Protector really soaks into the wood and gives a natural looking finish so that the fencing does not have a painted look. Easy to apply.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 23/09/17
Lovely stain colour, absorption by Michel Kelly

I bought this product on special offer but worth paying extra for. The absorption into the wood is very good but I especially like the colour which leaves a more realistic woody stain. Nothing like those brightly coloured cheap imitations. Would definitely repurchase and recommend.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 13/09/17
Totally reliable by David Clark

If you've got exterior wood that you want to lavish care and protection on, this is the stuff for you. The water based stuff just doesn't measure up to this solvent based product. As it's applied you can see it being absorbed into the timber. My shed and fences all still look as good as new thanks to Cuprinol shed and fence protector. You can't beat it, and at a very good price from Wood Finishes Direct. It arrived promptly, and very well packaged.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 24/07/17
Covers well Good colour not garish like some others by Michael Moody

I have used this product for years. The coverage is good and penetrates well. Once dry the colour mellows and repel water.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 10/07/17
Good stuff by Andrea Salt

Easy to apply, not obnoxious smelling. Goes a long way.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 02/07/17
Used this for years The best you can get by Ron Rose

Preserves and protects and looks more natural than paint.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 19/06/17
Excellent product from a reliable producer delivered incredibly quickly by Robert Weller

An example of 'it does what it says on the tin' albeit from a different manufacturer. I have always found Cuprinol products to be reliable and so had no hesitation in ordering this. One of the things that always amazes me is the speed of delivery of everything that I order from Wood Finishes Direct.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 13/06/17
Great product by Mrs J Musson

Have used this for many years and it gives good protection.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 12/06/17
After being delivered beaten up product itself is good by Dafydd Jenkins

Pretty decent wood preserver. Nice natural colour.

Reviewed 5L, Golden Brown on: 29/05/17
Great product by Shawn Erhardt

Always deal with these guys and the price & service is spot on

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 12/05/17
Good product by Geraldine Lowe

This is a good product and this is an efficient company selling at competitive prices. This is my second purchase of this product and when I need to re-do the work I will buy it again.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 07/05/17
Excellent by Peter Wallace

Much better than most other products claiming to do the same job.

Reviewed 5L, Chestnut on: 15/04/17
Good coverage and accurate colour description by MICHAEL MOODY

I use this product as once applied it matches the colour chosen unlike some of the garish colours of cheaper products. The wood penetration is great giving longer lasting value for money.

Reviewed 5L, Acorn Brown on: 09/12/16