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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 but allows its texture and character to show.

Osmo Country Colour is suitable for all wood types - new or weathered, rough or smooth.

Overview

Osmo Country Colour is 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.

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Preparation

Wooden surface 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.

If additional exterior protection against blue stain, rot and mildew is desired, pre-treat with Osmo WR Base Coat 4005 and allow 12 hours to dry. If a biocide-free water repellent protection is preferred, apply Osmo Wood Protector 4006.

An alternative wood preservative for exterior wooden surfaces that is compatible with Osmo country colour is Barrettine Premier Wood Preservative.

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.

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.

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).

Osmo Country Colour reviews - Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 40 reviews.

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Patrick Allen
11/04/14

 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404
Excellent wood finish
This is the second can of this country colour purchased which was used to complete my garden shed (12'X 8')one can was not quite enough for two coats.The remainder will be used to revive my summerhouse. Both neighbors have asked what I have used & I have given them your details as they were also impressed with the finished result. Would not hesitate to recommend this product the paint cleaner and 4" brush are also very good.
David Terry
03/04/14

 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404
Excellent Product. I particularly like the colour Fir Green for my Log Cabin . A lovely green that blends in with the garden colours.
I have found this product to be of very high quality and I hope that the colour Fir Green is never withdrawn.
Matt Cooper
19/03/14

 750ml, Dark Brown - 2607
Just this time
very good coverage and easy to use on rough, wormy and soft timber (like old oak joists and rafters). Good base layer for the black polx oil, which has a better finish, but is too viscous for this sort of job.
Jane Byrne
12/03/14

 2.5L, White - 2101
Excellent product for long lasting exterior wood finish.
We painted the exterior of our home in a 'New England' look approx. 3 years ago in Osmo Country Colour. We mixed white and ivory 50/50 which seemed a good idea at the time. There a couple of areas that are exposed to the elements and needed to be tidied up. The wood has obviously changed colour over the years so 50/50 is not ideal for patching up! We would recommend use of a single colour as it is an excellent product which has worn well - no signs so far of deterioration other than this one 'exposed' area.
Helen Parsons
14/12/13

 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742
Brilliant product
This is a quality product. We've used a thick coat of the charcoal and another grey on the timber in the garden and on our house. It's been over 3 years now and it looks as good as day 1.
Kevin Loane
07/12/13

 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703
Excellent product.
Good coverage and flows nicely. Easy to use.
Phillip Powell
22/11/13

 2.5L, Ivory - 2204
Easy to use, good coverage, can be applied in poor weather.
We used two coats on a new changing room log cabin for our Bowls Club. Weather conditions were not the best but the paint took well. Knots do show slightly after two coats but that is acceptable. It is best to brush it out well, very thin coats work best.
Roger Green
18/10/13

 2.5L, White - 2101
Easy to apply. The tin has covered much more than expected and still have some left.
I bought a range of the Country Colour colours for a variety of buildings in the garden (conservatory, workshop). They have come out much better than expected and first impressions on their effectiveness are very good.... although only time will tell. Certainly should be better than the Ronseal stuff i applied previously and which just peeled off after a couple of years!.
Patricia Hall
08/10/13

 750ml, Ivory - 2204
Easy to use and a beautiful finish.
This colour was a little yellow for me as I used it for the corners of my garden shed door frame and window frames I added a sample size of white the result beautiful easy to apply a little goes along way.
Patricia Hall
08/10/13

 750ml, Sunflower Yellow - 2205
A beautiful shade not to bright just right.
This paint is so easy to used applies beautifully and goes a long way the finish is just the shade of yellow I wanted not to bright and covered a rather rough shed door excellently, use Osmo paint and brush cleaner to return brushes to new its excellent.
Len Marlow
05/10/13

 2.5L, Dusk Grey - 2704
Good product and good service
It looked like I needed to change the colour and the company were very helpful. It is the first time I have used this product and it flowed really well. Interestingly the weather became more damp during the painting time and I sensed the paint flowed slightly better on the dryer days. Takes a good 12 hours to dry so do factor that in
Chris Jones
30/08/13

 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
Excellent coverage and protection
Excellent coverage, long lasting protection. We use it on our seaside chalet, and are very satisfied with the results.
Gloria Breen
30/08/13

 2.5L, White - 2101
Expensive but nice product to apply
purchased due to lack of white micro-porous products on market i.e. don't peal or flake (like paint). Just applied so can't comment on those properties but easy to apply and nice finish. Expensive - perhaps garden wood products such as cupranol wood finishes may be a less expensive alternative. Rated 3* due to price
Mr A Caddick
23/07/13

 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703
Easy to apply and good finish
Used Osmo Country Colour (Charcoal) on a perimeter fence. Though used a lot more than expected, overall very happy with application and finish.
Carol Downs
07/07/13

 2.5L, Dark Brown - 2607
Good colour. Goes on like a dream.
Used on garden furniture which had previously been painted but was now tatty. After sanding down this product brushed on very easily and went a very long way. 2.5lt tin did all sides of a table & it's 8 garden chairs with about a quarter of the tin to spare. Would recommend
Andrew Caddick
03/07/13

 125ml Sample, Charcoal - 2703
Good quality oil, easy application and a decent finish
Ordered a number of colours form the Country Colour range for a fencing project. Each of the sample pots provided enough to cover a decent size sample area to get a good idea of finish product on the timber used. Have since ordered 3 x 2.5 litres of the Charcoal. Project now finished and 100% satisfied with the choice of product and colour.
Karen Moorcroft
21/06/13

 2.5L, Labrador Blue - 2501
Does what it says on the tin
Great product, lovely finish, would definitely use again (have done so this time!). Easy to use, great finish, longest lasting product I've used for a shed finish - and I've used a few! Best on new wood.
Rachel Tipping
11/06/13

 750ml, Dove Blue - 2507
Lovely colour, easy to use
Bought this to paint the window frames and other accents on a new summer house. Two coats provided perfect coverage.
Rachel Tipping
11/06/13

 2.5L, Ivory - 2204
Expensive but worth it
Bought this to paint a new summer house. Coverage wasn't as good as stated on the tin, it soaked the first coat up like a sponge, but the second coat required much less product and after 2 coats it looks great, we are very pleased.
Mary Crowther-Alwyn
11/06/13

 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507
Lovely colour, easy application
Love using Osmo paints but find that coverage is never quite as generous as it says on the tin, even though I've applied thin coats as instructed on different occasions on two completely different projects. That apart, I'm very happy with the results and will continue to use!


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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