Osmo Country Colour

  4.8/5.0 (180 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

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.

RAL colour matching: Should you wish to opt for a non standard shade, please supply the specific shade reference number using this RAL chart. Provide colour details in "Special Instructions" at checkout, allowing a minimum of 10 working days. Note: Osmo RAL matched colours are made to order and are therefore Non-refundable.

  • Opaque - satin-matt
  • Robust & Hard wearing
  • Weather-proof
  • Requires 2 thin coats
Brand Osmo
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 26 per litre
Drying time 12 hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 125ml, 750ml, 2.5L
MPN 2716S, 2310S, 2703S, 2607S, 2507S, 2704S, 2404S, 2204S, 2501S, 2735S, 2203S, 2606S, 2308S, 2708S, 2506S, 2311S, 2205S, 2742S, 2101S, 2716A, 2310A, 2703A, 2607A, 2507A, 2704A, 2404A, 2204A, 2501A, 2735A, 2203A, 2606A, 2308A, 2708A, 2506A, 2311A, 2205A, 2742A, 2101A, 2716C, 2310C, 2703C, 2607C, 2507C, 2704C, 2404C, 2204C, 2501C, 2735C, 2203C, 2606C, 2308C, 2708C, 2506C, 2311C, 2205C, 2742C, 2101C, 2716D, 2310D, 2703D, 2607D, 2507D, 2704D, 2404D, 2204D, 2501D, 2735D, 2203D, 2606D, 2308D, 2708D, 2506D, 2311D, 2205D, 2742D, 2101D
GTIN 4006850751464, 4006850751334, 4006850751419, 4006850751402, 4006850751389, 4006850751426, 4006850751358, 4006850751310, 4006850751365, 4006850751440, 4006850751303, 4006850751396, 4006850751327, 4006850751433, 4006850751372, 4006850751662, 4006850751655, 4006850751457, 4006850751297, 4006850743872, 4006850108732, 4006850104192, 4006850103935, 4006850110544, 4006850104208, 4006850103904, 4006850104406, 4006850103911, 4006850649914, 4006850103898, 4006850103942, 4006850104017, 4006850113071, 4006850108787, 4006850113118, 4006850107476, 4006850654123, 4006850104222, 4006850743889, 4006850108749, 4006850101405, 4006850101368, 4006850110537, 4006850101429, 4006850101306, 4006850103263, 4006850101320, 4006850649921, 4006850101979, 4006850101382, 4006850102464, 4006850113088, 4006850108794, 4006850113125, 4006850107537, 4006850654178, 4006850102273, 4006850743896, 4006850108756, 4006850101412, 4006850101375, 4006850110247, 4006850101436, 4006850101313, 4006850103270, 4006850101337, 4006850649938, 4006850101986, 4006850101399, 4006850102471, 4006850113095, 4006850108800, 4006850113163, 4006850107520, 4006850654185, 4006850102280

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.

180 customer reviews
Quite runny but easy to apply by Ann Somerville

Looks great. Had to give another coat as some parts dried Matt first but with extra cost a very even finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 22/10/16
Fantastic quality by Mr A Manging

Wouldn't dream of using anything else on the new hardwood window frames I have recently had made. Now having sun room made in hardwood so will purchase another tin. Great colour, looks superb.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Grey - 2735 on: 20/10/16
Excellent product by Jonathan S

Excellent product. I have used this on my barn that has a mix of old timber and new and it is perfect.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703 on: 20/10/16
Excellent product by C A Brook

Really good wood treatment, goes on well and lasts well. Quick sand and another coat after a few years.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Brown - 2607 on: 15/10/16
Brilliant Product by Lesley Blair

It may seem a bit more expensive than others, although much cheaper at Wood Finishes Direct but it is well worth the extra. It is everything it claims to be and more, I would have no hesitation in recommending it to all, especially at the price Wood Finishes Direct retail it at.

Reviewed 750ml, Labrador Blue - 2501 on: 13/10/16
Quality Paint by Rachael Eldessouky

This paint is excellent, is really easy to apply and a little goes a little long way. It is a lovely shade of green and my front door looks fantastic

Reviewed 750ml, Fir Green - 2404 on: 12/10/16
Great colour, intensity and finish by Estelinet

We loved the result

Reviewed 750ml, Nordic Red - 2308 on: 11/10/16
Great quality product by Natasha V

This is a great quality product and we love the colour. We painted our 8ft x 10ft shed. We used 2/3rds of the can with the first coat and decided to buy a 2nd tin to be on the safe side. We didn't use as much for the 2nd coat so we have almost a full can left over. We love the colour so much we may well paint our front fence in the same colour. It won't go to waste. Would definitely recommend. It does seem pricey but I'm a real believer in you get what you pay for. Previous wood paints purchased were not of the same quality.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 07/10/16
Very good by Mr DWF Stevens

The best of this type of product. I used it two years to paint some fence panels. They still look as good as when I painted them

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 27/09/16


Reviewed 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708 on: 26/09/16
Wow! Lovely by Miss K Tailor

Exact colour match. Painted with ease. A little really does go a long way. I have more than enough left!! Wish I'd bought a smaller size but at least I have extra. Was expensive still but looks beautiful

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 17/09/16
Wood Finishes Direct Buy nowhere else Osmo Buy nothing else by David Newell

Superb product for external wood finish, costly but well worth the money! Colour choice across the spectrum. All in all EXCELLENT

Reviewed 750ml, Nordic Red - 2308 on: 17/09/16
Dove Blue and Light Grey for a garden Playhouse by Tim Goffe

This is a very satisfying exterior wood paint with great coverage. It is harder work to apply than many water based paints (I have been using Ronseal Fencelife plus for the platform base and that goes on much more easily and cleaning up brushes is a breeze in water) and cleaning brushes afterwards is much more time consuming. However with plenty of elbow grease, it goes on very evenly and gives a fantastic finish. I started with Osmo WR base coat and have rubbed down between the 2 top coats. Time will tell for how long it lasts, but the finish looks great and durability is said to be excellent. The only downside is the brush cleaning. My technique to get really clean brushes is as follows: Squeeze excess paint out of the bristles on old newspaper -this reduces the amount of Osmo brush cleaner/thinner you need to use. Clean thoroghly with said Osmo thinner/cleaner in a jam jar. Squeeze excess thinner out with newspaper again. I find there is still a small residue of paint in the brush at this point. I finish off the cleaning with Swarfega -use a dob in your palm and rub and squeeze the bristles back and forth and more paint will come out. Rinse off in water and again dry on newspaper. Time consuming but you now have a clean brush ready to go again next time.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 16/09/16
Excellent, but some hard work by Tim Goffe

See my more detailed comments for Osmo Country Colour Dove Blue

Reviewed 750ml, Light Grey - 2735 on: 16/09/16
Good finish for oak by Ian Price

I bought this sample to use on oak window frames. It's easy to apply and does provide a reasonably opaque finish (after the recommended two coats) and yet still allows the grained character of the oak to be visible. It does dry to a satin-gloss finish rather than the satin-matt finish I was hoping for.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 14/09/16
Great colour, great product by Andrew Barker

I knew this product was expensive, but I didn't know if it would be value for money. Well after using it on my shed I can say it definitely is! The tin lasted well and covered more than I thought it would. I had to do two coats, but I am very happy with the colour and finish now that it is complete. I would recommend this product highly.

Reviewed 750ml, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 10/09/16
Great colour, great product by Andrew Barker

I knew this product was expensive, but I didn't know if it would be value for money. Well after using it on my shed I can say it definitely is! The tin lasted well and covered more than I thought it would. I had to do two coats, but I am very happy with the colour and finish now that it is complete. I would recommend this product highly.

Reviewed 125ml, White - 2101 on: 10/09/16
Good coverage, but took days to dry! by Mr D

Used on new Cladding (Anthracite Grey) colour stain to show the wood grain, rather than using paint and spoiling the cladding look.. Perfect colour, but used as instructed and it took 3 days to dry in 20 degrees heat, the tin says 12hrs??? It needs a second coat to make sure the cladding is protected fully.

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 09/09/16
Excellent coverage and opacity by Gareth Evans

I searched high and low for a very good micro-porous paint to paint our barn doors with, after much deliberation, i picked Osmo Country colour, It really does spread as far as it says on the tin. Finish is good and a quick splash test showed lots of beading. Time will tell!

Reviewed 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708 on: 07/09/16
Excellent by Keen Gardener

Very easy to apply and with two coats gives a really rich dense colour to the shed. Rain just runs off it. Hoping it will last a good length of time.

Reviewed 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 05/09/16