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Osmo Country Colour

  106 customer reviews
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 2
  • 26m²/L
    1 coat
  • 12 hrs
  •  Opaque - satin-matt
  •  Robust & Hard wearing
  •  Weather-proof
  •  Requires 2 thin coats
106 reviews

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.

Please be advised that 125ml tins are printed in German only. For application instructions refer to the overview below.

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.

Osmo Country Colour reviews

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 106 reviews.
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Excellent product for new wood by Peter Everett

I have used this product to cover new sawn pressure treated timber, it needed a few applications but the result is excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - 2101 on: 02/02/16
A little goes a long way by Anthony Buckle

Bought this for my new log cabin. Paint isn't cheap, but seems to last forever.

Reviewed 2.5L, Traffic Grey - 2742 on: 12/01/16
Excellent coverage,good product Looks great on timber by P. Tereshchenko

It is very easy to use, excellent coverage, looks fantastic on timber.

Reviewed 750ml, White - 2101 on: 06/01/16
Brilliant white oil! by Matthew Hague

Used this to treat a few bits of outdoor wood after using the WR Base coat. Easy to apply (I used a brush) and great coverage. The colour is strong and the product felt like quality. Time will tell but after using Osmo for years I trust the brand.

Reviewed 125ml, White - 2101 on: 29/12/15
Very easy to apply, great coverage and finish Quality external wood finish by Philip Burgess

We have used various Osmo products, both interior and exterior, for our new summerhouse project. The exterior country colour range gives a superb finish, is very easy to apply and goes a long way. Too early to comment on the durability of the product at this stage, but we have had loads of good comments on the appearance and people asking what paint we used. I will not use anything else in future for painting / treating our external wood and I thoroughly recommend this product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703 on: 22/12/15
Quality product by Cris

The end finish seems good but quite glossy. 2 coats not enough to cover evenly- 3 were needed.

Reviewed 750ml, White - 2101 on: 17/12/15
Excellent product by PETER LIDSTONE

Osmo products are brilliant. Easy yo use; covers exceptionally well;economic and long lasting!

Reviewed 5L, Your Choice of RAL Shade on: 12/11/15
Great product ! by Jason Ball

Since discovering just how good the Osmo oil range is I won't use anything else... It's also great value for money to as it's so durable as well... Try anything from the Osmo oil range and you won't be disappointed..!

Reviewed 750ml, Dark Brown - 2607 on: 30/10/15
Easy to use and lovely finish by Valerie McCluskie

This was lovely to use. not only is there a good range of colours - I bought 4 testers to try - but the woodstain itself is thick, easy to stir and very easy to apply. I found it went on easily over old wood which was bare in patches and had old stain in others. It takes a good few hours to dry - the tin calls 23 deg C a normal temperature! Well given it was outside in September I was using it in about 14 deg C and it took about 12 hours to be properly touch-dry. My door needed 3 coats but once done it is a beautiful finish. I would without hesitation recommend this to others and use it again myself.

Reviewed 750ml, Fir Green - 2404 on: 19/10/15
Long lasting paint and goes a long way too by Ralph Rea

Great product. Looks very nice after a second coat. Best ever wood paint. Rating: One of the best 3 in the world (US products included). Thanks and good luck.

Reviewed 2.5L, Charcoal - 2703 on: 17/10/15
Top product by Kate Hart

Easy to apply, gives really good coverage with a sheen. Excellent water repellency.

Reviewed 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 15/10/15
Goes on like a dream by R Reid

This goes on like a dream. It seems to be holding up well, but considering the summerhouse had only been painted for a couple of weeks, that is hardly surprising! Ask me again in a couple of years... A little goes a long way, so although this is pricey, a 2.5L tin did two coats of our 2.5 x 2.5 M summerhouse.

Reviewed 125ml, Labrador Blue - 2501 on: 08/10/15
Expensive compared to ordinary paint but worth it in the end by George McDonald

Ordered 4pm,delivered 9.35am next day as promised on your e-mail.As mentioned above , it seemed expensive,but the ease of application and the quality of the finished job,made it well worth the money. It was used on our local bowling club wooden changing cabin,which had been done with the same product 8yrs ago- still ok but slightly faded with the sun.

Reviewed 2.5L, Fir Green - 2404 on: 07/10/15
Brilliant company fast delivery, well packaged good products by Hannah Ilett

Osmo wood colour, really good product goes on well and easy. leaves a really nice effect. The company is really efficient have used them twice already and will defiantly use again.

Reviewed 750ml, Anthracite Grey - 2716 on: 06/10/15
Fabulous finish and no nasty smell in use by Edgar

Wood on summer house was very neglected and dry, so more product was needed for first coat. After second coat summer house looks like new. Excellent result!

Reviewed 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 01/10/15
Smooth and easy to work with by C.J.

Only one coat so far, and I'm hoping there really is enough for two coats on the door, plus frame and weather board, because it is expensive. However, the product itself is smooth, easy to work with and has a nice, professional looking finish.

Reviewed 750ml, White - 2101 on: 24/09/15
First class product by Clare Burns

Wonderful intense blue stain which covers well, even on unfinished, rough wood.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dove Blue - 2507 on: 24/09/15
Great product by Osmo We've used this as a floor paint for years Works brilliantly by Phil Blake From Dorset

We were advised to use this as a floor paint years ago, it works brilliantly covers old finishes well and is significantly cheaper than buying F and Ball products. It doesn't chip or flake off. Two coats are all you need. I believe you can also have more RAL colours mixed if you want a different shade.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - 2101 on: 24/09/15
It was very helpful to receive the 5ml sample Will now buy 2,5lt tin by David Cole

Great product , I will be buying some more of your products soon

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Fir Green - 2404 on: 17/09/15
Accurate colour by Susan Hayes

Pleased with colour. ( I had sent for sample previously) easy to apply, good coverage

Reviewed 2.5L, Cedar Redwood - 2310 on: 14/09/15

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