Ronseal Garden Paint

  4.9/5.0   162 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Standard Coverage)
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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A water-based garden paint for exterior wood, bricks, terracotta and metal surfaces
  • Excellent resistance against weathering
  • Quick drying
  • Rainproof in one hour
  • Up to 5 years colour protection
  • Low V.O.C content
Brand Ronseal
No. of coats 3
Coverage Up to 12 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 250ml, 750ml, 2.5L
MPN 37382, 38262, 37599, 37598, 37374, 37375, 37386, 37379, 37381, 37388, 37389, 38266, 38268, 38264, 37383, 37377, 37371, 37384, 37392, 37602, 37390, 37596, 37378, 37372, 37406, 38263, 37606, 37605, 37398, 37399, 37410, 37403, 37405, 37412, 37413, 38267, 38269, 38265, 37407, 37401, 37395, 37408, 37416, 37609, 37414, 37603, 37402, 37396, 37430, 38509, 37422, 37423, 37433, 37427, 37429, 38512, 37434, 38511, 38510, 38513, 37425, 37419, 37431, 38514, 38515, 37426, 37420
GTIN 5010214873821, 5010214882625, 5010214875993, 5010214875986, 5010214873746, 5010214873753, 5010214873869, 5010214873791, 5010214873814, 5010214873883, 5010214873890, 5010214882663, 5010214882687, 5010214882649, 5010214873838, 5010214873777, 5010214873715, 5010214873845, 5010214873920, 5010214876020, 5010214873906, 5010214875962, 5010214873784, 5010214873722, 5010214874064, 5010214882632, 5010214876068, 5010214876051, 5010214873982, 5010214873999, 5010214874101, 5010214874033, 5010214874057, 5010214874125, 5010214874132, 5010214882670, 5010214882694, 5010214882656, 5010214874071, 5010214874019, 5010214873951, 5010214874088, 5010214874163, 5010214876099, 5010214874149, 5010214876037, 5010214874026, 5010214873968, 5010214874309, 5010214885091, 5010214874224, 5010214874231, 5010214874330, 5010214874279, 5010214874293, 5010214885121, 5010214874347, 5010214885114, 5010214885107, 5010214885138, 5010214874255, 5010214874194, 5010214874316, 5010214885145, 5010214885152, 5010214874262, 5010214874200

Ronseal Garden Paint will colour and protect all types of garden wood including sheds, fences, pergolas, trellis and more. It can also be used on brick, terracotta and metal surfaces.

Please Note: This product is not suitable for wooden surfaces that have been treated with products containing oil, wax or silicon, unless they have been allowed to weather and degreased with methylated spirit. It is also is not suitable for use on plastics, cast iron or areas subjected to foot traffic, such as decking boards. It should also not be used on walls prone to damp.


Ensure all surfaces to be painted are clean, dry and free from dirt, debris or any other surface contaminants.

Preparing New Softwood

New softwoods, including garden furniture, can be painted straight away as long as they do not have a previous wax, oil or silicon finish.

Preparing New Hardwood

  1. Allow to weather for 6 weeks
  2. Lightly sand to remove surface fibres and splinters
  3. Wipe the wood over with a lint-free cloth dampened with methylated spirit

Old Garden Wood

Old coating type finishes such as paints, varnishes and varnish type stains must be fully removed, back to bare wood by sanding or using a product stripper / remover prior to painting.

  1. Remove all traces of mould, algae and fungi with a stiff brush or scraper
  2. Treat areas affected by mould, algae and fungi with a mould and mildew remover
  3. Wood can be cleaned with Ronseal Garden Cleaner prior to painting, if required
  4. Any instances of wet rot can be treated with Ronseal Wet Rot Wood Hardener, and any existing woodworm eradicated with Ronseal Woodworm Killer
  5. Any decayed wood should be removed and replaced with clean, sound timber
  6. Make good any holes or minor imperfections with Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler or Ronseal Multi Purpose Wood Filler
  7. Treat wood with a suitable wax, oil and silicon-free exterior wood preservative, if required
  8. Where possible, preserve all sides including end grain prior to application of Ronseal Garden Paint
  9. Ensure that the wood is fully dry before painting

For best results, prime all wooden surfaces with Ronseal All Surface Primer and Undercoat - Exterior before applying Ronseal Garden Paint.

Unweathered Terracotta

Terracotta pots and other surfaces may need a good sanding / wire-brushing as they are often treated or glazed to protect them from rain and frost damage. These treatments will reduce adhesion of the paint to the surface.

Weathered terracotta needs to be water bead tested. If the water beads on the surface, sanding will be required to remove the surface coating before painting. If the water soaks in to the Terracotta, then the paint can be applied directly.

Metal Surfaces

Metal needs a suitable primer before painting with Ronseal Garden Paint. Use grey primer under darker colours, and white primer under lighter colours.

Brick or Stone

Simply remove any dust or loose material with a stiff brush and give it a good wipe before painting.

Always do a small test area before beginning any project to check suitability and compatibility of the finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.

Do not apply in wet conditions or if rain, frost or snow is likely before the paint is dry. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application to ensure a consistent finish.

  1. Apply a thin, even film of Garden Paint to the substrate with a synthetic brush (such as the Ronseal Fence Life Brush), microfibre roller or other suitable applicator
  2. If applying to wood, work the paint into the surface of the wood grain
  3. Allow the first coat to dry for 4 hours
  4. Apply a second and third coat as above

Please Note: If painting wooden garden furniture, allow 2 to 3 days before using or adding cushions and other soft furnishings.

Regular Cleaning

Wooden surfaces painted with Ronseal Garden Paint can be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth and cleaned at regular intervals with Ronseal Garden Cleaner.


If the finish becomes worn or tired looking over time, simply apply a fresh coat of Garden Paint, following the Preparation and Application instructions above.

162 customer reviews
Great product by Young

Great product which gives good coverage, even on rough surfaces

Reviewed 2.5L, Daisy on: 13/04/18
Stars based on use of other colours in range by Gillian Owen

Haven't applied this yet, but have great hopes..

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 21/03/18
Colour used on picket fencing in front of grey shed really lifts area many favorable comments by Gillian Owen

Does what it says I used 2 coats on previously painted fence.

Reviewed 2.5L, Purple Berry on: 21/03/18
Fab by Rebecca Buck

Great stuff, longer lasting than any other garden paint or stain I've used before.

Reviewed 250ml, Sundial on: 08/03/18
Lovely to use,gorgeous colour, great durability by Rebecca Buck

Great stuff, longer lasting than any other garden paint or stain I've used before.

Reviewed 750ml, Sunburst on: 08/03/18
Good product at best price, quickly delivered by Terence Francis

I am pleased with the fence paint, it was exactly what I needed at a good price to brighten up our garden buildings and beds

Reviewed 2.5L, Corn Flower on: 07/03/18
Great product by Gemma Morris

Great to use as a base coat to make the bright colours stand out like yellow and orange and make the grey look lighter

Reviewed 2.5L, Daisy on: 15/02/18
Great by Gemma Morris

Great colour but painted fence white first to make it stand out

Reviewed 750ml, Sundial on: 15/02/18
Love it!!! by Tina Barrs

Painted my summer house with this and it looks beautiful, covered well and is very easy to use

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 24/01/18
Excellent by Helen Hill

Does exactly what it says on the tin!

Reviewed 750ml, Corn Flower on: 22/01/18
Good value, excellent product by Mike Anderson

Went on okay,needed a good stir but once on its a good coat of paint.

Reviewed 750ml, Charcoal Grey on: 07/12/17
Nice colour, nice coverage by

Fast delivery, good job tins are in plastic bags as there was a small spillage, good price, good service.

Reviewed 2.5L, Purple Berry on: 03/12/17
Great product, easy to use, nice colour by Michael Lynch

Used to paint garden fence, access door and spindles and handrail on decking to provide contrast to oiled decking. Lovely finish, quick drying.

Reviewed 2.5L, Sage on: 18/11/17
Good Stuff by David Sobey

It's fairly thick for a water-based paint. Coverage is good and so is opacity. Dries hard and quick, so if you want to add a second coat, do it within an hour or two - or give a light sand to key.

Reviewed 2.5L, Willow on: 14/11/17
Just love this colour by Rick Todd

Great colour.Easy to apply.Brushes easy to clean:-))

Reviewed 750ml, Moroccan Red on: 04/11/17
Good quality by Bob Nunn

Does what it says on the tin, what more do you need?

Reviewed 250ml, Clover on: 26/10/17
Super colour by Dianne James

Easy to use. Good coverage. Lovely finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Corn Flower on: 20/10/17
Perfect finish everytime by Tony Madden

used on my garden summerhouse with 3 coats it covers well.

Reviewed 2.5L, Elder Flower on: 19/10/17
A good paint, covers well on a variety of surfaces by Michael Swallow

I used on rendering of house to go over white. One coat just about did it, but two would probably be ideal, although everyone has commented on how nice it looks, so I'll leave it be! It does seem to have a slight sheen to the finish, almost like a vinyl paint, rather than the chalky matt that I'm familiar with from more traditional masonry paints, so I would probably look for another product to do my rendering next time, but I would use this again for other jobs. The black (black bird) paint I also bought tidied up lead flashing very nicely, and the slight sheen looked good!

Reviewed 2.5L, Slate on: 18/10/17
A good paint, covers well on a variety of surfaces by Michael Swallow

Rather than trying to remove 80 years worth of old paint and go back to the original lead, which I quickly realised was a futile task! This paint went on well and tidied it up very nicely, and the slight sheen looked good.

Reviewed 250ml, Black Bird on: 18/10/17