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Osmo Country Colour

  4.8/5.0 (189 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.

The first coat of Country Colour can appear translucent, however full opaqueness is achieved within the 2nd coat

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.

189 customer reviews
Quick, efficient, no-nonsense service by John O'Shaughnessy

Been using Osmo products for a couple of years now and would buy nothing else. Great finish long lasting - provided everything is done as described on the tin, especially the removal of old finishes

Reviewed 750ml, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 23/11/16
Good product for weather protection of exterior wood by Lee Barnes

easy to apply, decent coverage , even thou it seems expensive for the amount you get , the weather protection is superb, the water just rolls off the wood i applied this too and would recommend this product, shame its not made by a british company especially with the weather we get

Reviewed 750ml, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 19/11/16
Great product by Mr Justin Hearn

Soaks in well, good cover over treated timber, easy to apply.

Reviewed 750ml, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 10/11/16
Great product by June Tilley

Loved the colour but not for where we needed it

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 10/11/16
Great Product by June Tilley

Perfect colour match for what we wanted. Easy to work with and great finish you can see the grain of the wood which is lovely.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dusk Grey - 2704 on: 10/11/16
Easy to apply, leaving a lovely finish by Michael Doran

The colours are exactly as described on the charts. Paint easy to apply & covered our cabin beautifully. We used twodifferent colours to highlight windows & doors which has a great effect

Reviewed 750ml, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 08/11/16
Great product, easy to use by Dr Janet R. Jackson

This gave a lovely finish to my shed. It brought out the grain of the wood and is a much nicer colour than it was before. It was easy to use and I am delighted with the end result. I would definitely use it again and recommend it for use on sheds, etc.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Brown - 2607 on: 02/11/16
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
Sample packaging messy to open by C L

Great idea in principle for posting out samples: unfortunately the sample foil-type pouch packet is almost impossible to open without getting paint all over your hands. Storing an open packet would also be difficult. Hadn't realised just how small this sample was, however we found 5 ml although very little is enough to get an idea of colour. We have used Osmo Country Colour before and like it a lot. Shame they don't do a sage green-type colour.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 29/09/16
A note from us...


Thank you for taking the time to write review for this product. The 5ml sample will give approximately a 10cm square test area, but if you would like to have a larger area there is a 125ml tin which will give about 1/4 of a square meter depending on the wood it is applied to.

Also with this product you can have your own colour made up. See the RAL chart or give us a call with you colour comparison and we will see if we can help. You can contact us here >>>

Kind Regards Sam.

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
Seems to be the only truly opaque microporous paint currently available in the UK by Andrew Smith

Compared with the sadly discontinued Cuprinol range of microporous paints, this is much thinner. Time will tell if these paints are comparable in quality.

Reviewed 750ml, Labrador Blue - 2501 on: 18/09/16
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