Osmo Country Colour

  124 customer reviews
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 2
  • 26m²/L
    1 coat
  • 12 hrs
  •  Opaque - satin-matt
  •  Robust & Hard wearing
  •  Weather-proof
  •  Requires 2 thin coats
124 reviews

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.

Be aware that rough sawn timber is more absorbent, meaning coverage per litre will be greatly reduced.

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

Should you wish to opt for a non standard shade, please supply the specific shade reference number using this RAL chart.

Please Note: Colours chosen from any RAL number are Non-refundable.

Provide colour details in "Special Instructions" at checkout, allowing a minimum of 3 working days. Note: Osmo RAL matched colours are made to order and are therefore Non-refundable.

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).

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.

Osmo Country Colour reviews

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 124 reviews.
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Good coverage, great product by Danny Webb

Excellent paint, does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404 on: 13/05/16
Excellent by Derek Chalkley

Easy to use but didn't seem to cover as well as the Traffic Grey

Reviewed 750ml, Fir Green - 2404 on: 05/05/16
Excellent by Derek Chalkley

Paint was very easy to apply and covered the old colour easily.

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 05/05/16
Second time I've had 100% experience with this company Will not hesitate to order again soon by Ray Williams

Product is expensive but has good reviews, only time will tell.

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 04/05/16
Excellent product with good coverage by Ray Ellerby

A bit pricey but a brilliant product & goes a long way.

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 28/04/16
Great product by Richard McBrien

I had this colour made up which took a while but the colour is spot on and the product very easy to use. Covers very well and leaves a great finish. Exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed 2.5L, Your Choice of RAL Shade on: 27/04/16
Product worth every penny - by Monica Lower

Went on easy - covered well - repels the wet brilliantly.

Reviewed 2.5L, Ivory - 2204 on: 25/04/16
Easy to apply and excellent finish by Joseph Wray

Did a lot of research before I purchased this shed Oil. Many finishes on the market are water-based and from experience most last only 2 to 4 years at most. Oil-based paint, from my enquiries of people who have used it lasts much longer. Very pleased with the satin finish and the colour is firm and not 'wishey-washy' like wood stains and water based paint. First class. Can't tell how long it will last before recoat but worth the extra spend at the outset. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 14/04/16
Very good by Alistair

I am a complete convert to the Country Colour range, and have now used it extensively on exterior woodwork. If the wood is in good shape, then you don't need to touch it up for years on end. This is my first use of 2735, light grey, and the tone is a slightly metallic bluish version of grey. It blends in very well with northern grey skies, which is what I wanted. But one pot doesn't go far on raw, saw cut timber, so I would recommend over-ordering.

Reviewed 750ml, Light Grey - 2735 on: 08/04/16
Expensive, but well worth it by Paul Kirkup

This product is fantastic, covering the colour of a previously stained shed in only one coat (although I applied two coats as recommended and this does bring up the full depth of colour). Very easy to apply, almost no preparation needed, other than a quick wash down and dry. Also goes a long way.

Reviewed 750ml, Ivory - 2204 on: 30/03/16
Easy to use, and really does the job by Paul Kirkup

This product is fantastic, covering the colour of a previously stained shed in only one coat (although I applied two coats as recommended and this does bring up the full depth of colour). Very easy to apply, almost no preparation needed, other than a quick wash down and dry. Also goes a long way.

Reviewed 750ml, Nordic Red - 2308 on: 30/03/16
Less is more! by Alan Cole

I'm so glad I discovered this product. Last November I erected a very large log cabin (5m x 4m), with shed annex attached to the rear. After a lot of thought and investigation I treated the annex with another well-known product but was extremely disappointed with the outcome. So for the main cabin I chose Osmo Country Colour (Traffic Grey), with Country Colour (white) for the window frames and window surrounds. The results are fantastic and I'm so pleased with the appearance - the log cabin has been transformed. Applying the product requires two, thinly applied, coats. The first coat will dry with a flat, powdery appearance, with the wood grain still 'grinning' through. The second coat will give more body and will dry slightly lighter, with a very slight sheen. The secret is to apply very liberally, spreading it thinly with the grain. I'm more than happy with the product but time will tell how it fairs with what our weather has to throw at it. I'm now looking forward to enjoying sunny days outside our very elegant-looking cabin.

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 25/03/16
Excellent by James Norton

Great stuff easy to use

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Grey - 2735 on: 25/03/16
Used it before Goes on very easy by Margaret Richards

Easy to use , strong colour but does fade in the sun. Needs re-painting every third year really.A little expensive but contents goes a long way.

Reviewed 2.5L, Signal Red - 2311 on: 22/03/16
The best by Todd Fielder

You will not find a better exterior wood treatment than Osmo. The finish is very even, like the wood was grown in that colour, this gives a contemporary feel.

Reviewed 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 18/03/16
Simply the best by Todd Fielder

You will not find a better exterior wood treatment than Osmo. The finish is very even, like the wood was grown in that colour, this gives a contemporary feel.

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 18/03/16
Deep rich colour and good absorption by Peter Morrall

Osmo products have a good reputation and it is well deserved.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Charcoal - 2703 on: 05/03/16
Expensive but seems worth it by Chloe Webber

Called wood finishes direct and was advised to go for this product to stain and treat rough sawn facia boards. A little goes a long way and the coverage is good which letting wood grain show through.

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 21/02/16
Excellent product for new wood by Peter Everett

I have used this product to cover new sawn pressure treated timber, it needed a few applications but the result is excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - 2101 on: 02/02/16
A little goes a long way by Anthony Buckle

Bought this for my new log cabin. Paint isn't cheap, but seems to last forever.

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 12/01/16

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