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Osmo Country Colour

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Osmo Country Colour is an opaque, satin-matt wood finish based on natural micro-porous oils that allows the wood to breathe whilst offering exceptional resistance and durability for both exterior and interior use.

It will not crack, flake, peel or blister and is extremely weather and UV-resistant, water-repellent and moisture regulating. It covers the wood grain to give a 'paint like' appearance but allows its texture and character to show.

Osmo Country Colour wood stain is suitable for all wood types - new or weathered, rough or smooth.

Please be advised that 125ml tins are printed in German only. For application instructions refer to the overview below.

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Osmo Country Colour is an oil based wood stain that produces an opaque 'paint like' finish on a wide range of exterior wooden surfaces.

Based on a blend of natural vegetable oils that penetrate deep into the wood, keeping it elastic and healthy, and preventing it from drying and becoming brittle. The oil reduces shrinking and swelling and allows the wood to breath so that moisture can evaporate.

This product is perfect for a wide range of projects such as wooden sidings and claddings, trim, clapboards (shutters), fences, shakes, shingles, pergolas, summer houses, log cabins, boat houses, garden furniture, sheds and more.

Osmo Country Colour can be used on all kinds of exterior wood, new or weathered, rough or smooth. It can be used to renew previously stained, weathered or discoloured wood surfaces, giving protection and beauty for many years.

Interior uses include wooden surfaces, stone and brick walls (not plaster) where a satin-matt, intensely coloured but micro-porous finish is desired.

You'll find plenty of useful guidance about picking the best wood stain colour in our blog. Happy hunting!


Wooden surfaces must be clean, dry and frost-free. Old paints and varnishes must be fully removed with a Paint and Varnish Remover. Existing micro-porous finishes such as oils and stains need only be cleaned or lightly sanded before application.

Wood preservatives compatible with Osmo country colour include Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative and Ronseal Total Wood Preservative


For protection against blue stain, rot and mildew, pre-treat with Osmo WR Base Coat 4005 and allow 12 hours to dry. This product doesn't contain an insecticide. For additional biocide-free water protection, apply Osmo Wood Protector 4006.


Osmo Country Colour is ready to use straight from the tin, no thinning required. Stir well before and periodically when in use.

Use a good quality brush and apply thinly, evenly and thoroughly along wood grain on clean, dry and frost-free surfaces. For exterior wood such as cladding, apply the first coat on all sides of the wood before installation for maximum protection.


Simply apply a further coat of Osmo Country Colour on clean, dry surfaces as and when required.


Can be stored up to 5 years or more if the original tin is full, tightly closed and stored in a dry place. If product becomes thickened by frost it will regain its normal consistency under normal temperatures within 24-36 hours.

To preserve any oil that is left over, pour the remaining product into a smaller container such as a tin, jar or bottle and fill to the rim so that there is no or minimal air in the container. Protect the stored oil from temperature extremes of heat and cold.


  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not fill into containers normally used for food and drink.
  • Work in areas with good ventilation.
  • Do not apply in the presence of naked flames, hot surfaces or unprotected electrical equipment.
  • In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Important: Wash out any cloths or rags used immediately or store in a airtight container (danger of self combustion).

Drying Time

Allow 12 hours drying time between coats and for the final coat to fully dry. The finish is normally dust dry in around 6 hours.

  • Reviews

Osmo Country Colour reviews - Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 100 reviews.

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 5L, Your Choice of RAL Shade
Excellent product
Osmo products are brilliant. Easy yo use; covers exceptionally well;economic and long lasting!
Jason Ball
 750ml, Dark Brown - 2607
Great product...!
Since discovering just how good the Osmo oil range is I won't use anything else... It's also great value for money to as it's so durable as well... Try anything from the Osmo oil range and you won't be disappointed..!
Valerie McCluskie
 750ml, Fir Green - 2404
Easy to use and lovely finish
This was lovely to use. not only is there a good range of colours - I bought 4 testers to try - but the woodstain itself is thick, easy to stir and very easy to apply. I found it went on easily over old wood which was bare in patches and had old stain in others. It takes a good few hours to dry - the tin calls 23 deg C a normal temperature! Well given it was outside in September I was using it in about 14 deg C and it took about 12 hours to be properly touch-dry. My door needed 3 coats but once done it is a beautiful finish. I would without hesitation recommend this to others and use it again myself.
Ralph Rea
 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703
Long lasting paint and goes a long way too
Great product. Looks very nice after a second coat. Best ever wood paint. Rating: One of the best 3 in the world (US products included). Thanks and good luck.
Kate Hart
 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716
Top product
Easy to apply, gives really good coverage with a sheen. Excellent water repellency.
R Reid
 125ml, Labrador Blue - 2501
Goes on like a dream...
This goes on like a dream. It seems to be holding up well, but considering the summerhouse had only been painted for a couple of weeks, that is hardly surprising! Ask me again in a couple of years... A little goes a long way, so although this is pricey, a 2.5L tin did two coats of our 2.5 x 2.5 M summerhouse.
George McDonald
 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404
Expensive compared to ordinary paint but worth it in the end
Ordered 4pm,delivered 9.35am next day as promised on your e-mail.As mentioned above , it seemed expensive,but the ease of application and the quality of the finished job,made it well worth the money. It was used on our local bowling club wooden changing cabin,which had been done with the same product 8yrs ago- still ok but slightly faded with the sun.
Hannah Ilett
 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716
Brilliant company fast delivery, well packaged. good products.
Osmo wood colour, really good product goes on well and easy. leaves a really nice effect. The company is really efficient have used them twice already and will defiantly use again.
 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
Fabulous finish and no nasty smell in use
Wood on summer house was very neglected and dry, so more product was needed for first coat. After second coat summer house looks like new. Excellent result!
 750ml, White - 2101
Smooth and easy to work with.
Only one coat so far, and I'm hoping there really is enough for two coats on the door, plus frame and weather board, because it is expensive. However, the product itself is smooth, easy to work with and has a nice, professional looking finish.
Clare Burns
 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
First class product
Wonderful intense blue stain which covers well, even on unfinished, rough wood.
Phil Blake From Dorset
 2.5L, White - 2101
Great product by Osmo. We've used this as a floor paint for years. Works brilliantly.
We were advised to use this as a floor paint years ago, it works brilliantly covers old finishes well and is significantly cheaper than buying F and Ball products. It doesn't chip or flake off. Two coats are all you need. I believe you can also have more RAL colours mixed if you want a different shade.
David Cole
 5ml Sample, Fir Green - 2404
It was very helpful to receive the 5ml sample . Will now buy 2,5lt tin
Great product , I will be buying some more of your products soon
Susan Hayes
 2.5L, Cedar Redwood - 2310
Accurate colour
Pleased with colour. ( I had sent for sample previously) easy to apply, good coverage
Ian Johnson
 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708
Very thin, frugal coats as instructed work well with absorbent wood and make the product last. 2.5 litres has covered an entire balcony, double doors, windows, etc with two (+ selective third) coats, with still some left in the tin.
David Noble
 750ml, Signal Red - 2311
Quality & Easy
I was looking for a stain rather than a paint for a back gate - on searching you'll find that there's just not many stains available in "adventurous" colours. How pleased was I to discover Osmo! Great stuff - good range of colours and the application of the stuff is really easy - it goes on like thinned paint and it is so concentrated a little goes a long way. I was a bit concerned about the price but it has more than done the job I bought it for so I've also done the shed! Great product, rewarding & easy to use.
James McColl
 2.5L, Labrador Blue - 2501
Excellent quality paint that will last for years! Delighted.
I painted my garden studio with 2 coats of Osma Country Colour. Do not be put off by the price because I can tell that it's going to a excellent investment. It left the studio looking new and rain-drops just bounce off rather than soak in. I will treat my other wooden outbuildings in the same way.
Felicity Barber
 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
Top class.
Beautiful colour, easy to use , excellent coverage and superior finish. I will never be tempted to use anything else on my outbuildings.
Gary Page
 750ml, Pebble Grey - 2708
Expensive but very good
Probably the nicest paint to apply that I have used in many years if not ever! Covers well ... Pigments are solid. Couple of coats needed for best effect just as directed on tin If applied as directed then coverage estimates on tin are pretty accurate I have found Will use again if price doesn't go up any further
William Scotney
 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716
The package was damaged in delivery
The tin was damaged in delivery and some of the paint had come out in the box, not sure if the tin will seal correctly so shelf life of the paint may not be as described. I did not return it as I needed it the next day
Our feedback:-
Mr Scotney,

Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. I'm pleased that you were able to complete your job. We always ask customers to contact us if at all possible if goods are received in less than perfect condition. It does help us assess our packaging for the future. I am aware on this occasion that you needed to complete your job. I'm also please you were satisfied with the arrangement that we came to.

Kindest regards,
Wood Finishes Direct.

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12 hrs
dry time
  • Opaque - satin-matt
  • Robust & Hard wearing
  • Weather-proof
  • Requires 2 thin coats

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