Osmo Country Colour

  4.7/5.0 (142 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
GTIN 4006850751464, 4006850751334, 4006850751419, 4006850751402, 4006850751389, 4006850751426, 4006850751358, 4006850751310, 4006850751365, 4006850751440, 4006850751303, 4006850751396, 4006850751327, 4006850751433, 4006850751372, 4006850751662, 4006850751655, 4006850751457, 4006850751297

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.

142 customer reviews
I love Osmo paints - easy to use and fantastic depth of colour by Lynne Coulthard

I've used lots of OSMO products and they are all easy to use, long lasting and look great. PLUS they are not noxious!

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703 on: 26/07/16
Stunning finish by Mark Gibbons

brilliant product, very pleased at how well it went on. I will definitely buy more for future jobs. Quality finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703 on: 26/07/16
Excellent product as it protects and only requires repainting every 5-7 years by Mr Tony Manging

As above. Expensive but easy to apply and very effective. Price competitive and delivery speedy.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Grey - 2735 on: 17/07/16
Good coverage, looks great by Ian Corrie

I've used many Osmo products and always been highly impressed with the quality. This one is no different. Applies easily. Good coverage. Leaves wood-grain subtlety exposed.

Reviewed 125ml, Charcoal - 2703 on: 12/07/16
Quality by James Cathro

This is the best wood stain I have ever bought yes it costs more but the finish is perfect.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Brown - 2607 on: 06/07/16
Easy to apply with good coverage by Timothy Hine

excellent natural and ecological oil finish which works well though not a cheap option

Reviewed 2.5L, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 03/07/16
Does what it says on the tin! by Annabel Perahia

Slightly hard work to apply but the finish is excellent and it looks great.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 22/06/16
Used before, but that doesn't stop you being impressed No prep needed other than opening the tin and a brush Superb product by David Coupland

The country colour range is now my go to product for any external wooden building stain. The pigment is so impressive a small amount goes a very long way. I've previously used on summer house in the dove blue, the fir green colour doesn't seem to stretch as far, that said one coat has covered a shed/workshop and 3 sides of a large outbuilding, second coat when applied will see the whole 2.5l used. Well worth the money as you wont find yourself restaining year after year. Summer house is now two years old and still looking good

Reviewed 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404 on: 20/06/16
Too early to tell by Anthony Johnson

Used this on my cladding. Does not cover as well as they say but works ok. Supposed to last years but just did it so can't comment. Eye watering expensive though

Reviewed 2.5L, White - 2101 on: 18/06/16
I have used this product for some years: so easy to apply, gives a good finish and lasts longer than other products I have tried- no sanding or prep between coats: just brush or hose off any dirt, wait until absolutely dry and paint! Brilliant product!! by Shirley Buckingham

Absolutely the best all-round wood finish on the market. Economical as a little goes a long way and it lasts. You can mix the colours to create your own. I sent some to my joiner to treat some windows he was making for me: he was so impressed he now uses this on all the products he makes.

Reviewed 125ml, White - 2101 on: 08/06/16
Very easy to use by Alan Kinloch

excellent quality paint

Reviewed 750ml, Ivory - 2204 on: 06/06/16
Excellent by Alan Kinloch

First class

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Ivory - 2204 on: 04/06/16
It does what it says on the tin by Alan Kinloch

Excellent paint . Service was excellent

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 04/06/16
Excellent by Alan Kinloch

First class

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Light Grey - 2735 on: 04/06/16
Great colour and finish, heard lots of good reviews about its durability by Andrew O'Connor

goes on great and really soaks into the wood

Reviewed 2.5L, Labrador Blue - 2501 on: 04/06/16
Osmo products the best for wood protection by Jessica Hadler

Osmo country colour medium brown. Very easy to apply gives an excellent Finnish and makes all the difference to your timber building. Just see the water run off in the rain. An added bonus is almost no lingering smell very important on stables ex. Will defiantly use on the timber on our barn conversion.

Reviewed 2.5L, Medium Brown - 2606 on: 31/05/16
Excellent by Vaughn Byrne

Very good product

Reviewed 2.5L, Ivory - 2204 on: 30/05/16
Looks great but really soaked in to the bare wood so we needed twice as much and very hard work! by Annabel Perahia

Osmo Country Colour is already expensive so even more so since we needed more paint - and that's just one coat! Like Osmo products. Have used them on all our internal wooden floors and they have lasted really well. Fingers crossed for the fence!

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 29/05/16
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

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