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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.

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Overview

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!

Preparation

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

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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.

Application

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.

Maintenance

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

Storage

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.

Caution

  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 67 reviews.

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Stephen Walton
13/02/15
 750ml, Dove Blue - 2507
Quick and easy
Have used Osmo products for 20 years best on the market.
Taz Lovejoy (art Technician In Eeg120)
06/02/15
 2.5L, Royal Blue - 2506
Amazing paint, vibrant, easy to apply and tough for exterior use.
I have been using this paint for over 3 years now and find it an absolute pleasure to work with, it is incredibly tough making it perfect for exterior use. It is easy to apply and the first coat absorbs nicely into wooden surfaces giving the wood a fantastic coloured finish or a second coat can be applied for an even colour. This product is 100% worth the cost of the can!
Ken Bateson
19/12/14
 750ml, Light Grey - 2735
Worked well
I'd like to test it against ordinary grey paint but it worked well on bare wood.
Michele Morrod
18/12/14
 125ml Sample, Dove Blue - 2507
Good colour
I've only tried this on a sample so far, but it seems fine
Michele Morrod
18/12/14
 125ml Sample, Dusk Grey - 2704
Nice mid grey
I've only tried it out on a sample piece of wood, but so far it looks good
Tom Sheerin
14/11/14
 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
This product seems to have high pigment content and has fantastic covering properties
Excellent product with high coverage due to high pigment levels.
Richard Carpenter
27/10/14
 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708
Excellent product
This was a re-paint of external windows and doors after many years, pebble grey on fir green. Despite being a much lighter colour, it covered very well using 2 coats. As promised in the description on WF Direct website, the previous coat had not cracked, flaked, peeled or blistered, making preparation very easy. Then easy to use and a tin goes a long way. Would definitely recommend for similar job.
Ufuk Ozaktanlar
12/10/14
 125ml Sample, Fir Green - 2404
Very happy with the end result
I used this on my new front door it looks fantastic.
Sue Kimber
11/10/14
 750ml, White - 2101
Wonderful!
I used Osmo Country Colours 7 years ago to paint a log cabin and it was brilliant. A pleasure to use and still looks great, no flaking or weathering issues. Now I have just used it to paint a huge weathered oak roof lantern which had seen better days. The improvement is almost miraculous, and it has been given a whole new lease of life. This product is the only one I could even think of using on it because the wood was in such a poor state. Ordinary paint would not have been possible. It is completely unlike ordinary paint, soaks right into the wood even when it's weathered and cracked, and is completely weatherproof when dry. And when the time comes to recoat, all that is needed is a wash - no laborious sanding preparation required. I can't speak highly enough of this wonderful product.
Me
09/10/14
 750ml, Charcoal - 2703
Not for furniture
Bought this to paint a garden bench I was given. I found out that it had a watered-down preserver on it from the manufacturer so I needed to get something to protect it for the winter. The bench did indeed absorb rainwater so the manufacturers really did scrimp on product. I would say that Osmo has pretty much ruined the look of the bench! Looks like a bad, tatty DIY project now. I am sure it's fab for sheds etc, but for a bench, no.
Our feedback:-
Thank you for your feedback. We would very much like to see pictures if you don't mind sending some. The product should be ok for a bench but clearly your experience was not a good one.

Do please get in touch if you want to get to the bottom of this.
Nicki Orton
08/10/14
 750ml, Fir Green - 2404
Easy to apply and very effective protection here in wet west wales.
Very effective protection against rain. It does not just peel off, but soaks into the wood. Long lasting so you have more time to do interesting things, instead of needing to repair and reapply every summer. Lots of colours to choose from.
Peter Poulson
06/10/14
 2.5L, Royal Blue - 2506
Covers well ,easy to apply
we used the product on the end of a building which has not beentouched for years ,we applied 2 coats which covered well and looks great.
Annette Handford
03/10/14
 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703
Great coverage and great finish
I matched the colour to use on our pergola to our orangery that we have had built recently in aluminium and the two work really well together.
Julian Willmott
10/09/14
 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708
Great colour, great to use!!
The product itself is excellent. Even coverage and easy to apply, however do not apply too much and be careful not to make any drips or they will not be absorbed or dry for weeks!! A thin layer is all that is required and a minimum two coats. The coverage is far less than stated and it is expensive.
A Houlden
02/09/14
 2.5L, Pebble Grey - 2708
Speedy delivery and excellent paint
Quick and easy to use. Does the job perfectly
Celia Hewett
31/08/14
 2.5L, Ivory - 2204
Good product but colour way off
Covers well but probably not as far as it says on the tin! easy to apply with brush. Main gripe is that Ivory is not an accurate colour description, Dark sand would be more appropriate. Had to buy some white and mix it 33:66 to get anywhere near ivory colour. Time will tell as to its durability but looking good so far..
SAM GREEN
28/08/14
 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742
Absolutely brilliant product.
Ended up ordering samples and then 3 tins of this wonderful product, it is the only product I found that covers awful oil/water based fence treatment. Also the colour on the tin was exactly the same on my fence. Delivery prompt, 10 out of 10
Revd Wendy Aird
27/08/14
 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
Just what I wanted, reasonably easy to apply.
Doesn't everyone want a blue garden shed? I love it, exactly the way I envisaged it, and hopefully will provide good weather protection. I got fairly covered in it myself in the process, but it washes off.
Henry O'Kane
16/08/14
 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404
Excellent
Very good product and price
Graham MacRae
15/07/14
 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703
Ace!
At last a product that actually works, goes on great spreads well and covers really well. hopefully it will last as good as it goes on


Osmo
2
coats
26m²
per litre
12 hours
dry time
  • Opaque - satin-matt
  • Robust & Hard wearing
  • Weather-proof
  • Requires 2 thin coats

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