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Exterior Wood Paint

Transform your outdoor space with our wide range of exterior wood paint and stain from top quality trade paint brands such as Jotun, Tikkurila, Dulux Trade and Johnstone’s Trade.

The Paint Shed are here to help you find the right exterior wood paint whatever your project may be. From painting exterior wood doors, cladding or sills or giving garden furniture, fences or sheds a fresh lick of paint, we have the paint you’ll need in a huge range of colours, all at brilliant prices.

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  1. Recommended

    Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    From £24.00 £20.00
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    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £7.75 £6.46 Was £8.62
    -10%
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    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt Water Based Tinted Colours
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt Water Based Tinted Colours
    From £22.61 £18.84
  4. Farrow and Ball Exterior Eggshell
    Farrow and Ball Exterior Eggshell
    From £35.50 £29.58
  5. Dulux Once Gloss Pure Brilliant White
    Dulux Once Gloss Pure Brilliant White
    From £10.08 £8.40
  6. Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Satin Brilliant White
    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Satin Brilliant White
    From £15.77 £13.14
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    Farrow and Ball Wood Primer & Undercoat
    Farrow and Ball Wood Primer & Undercoat
    From £27.50 £22.92
  8. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin White
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin White
    From £18.61 £15.51
  9. Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Gloss Brilliant White
    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Gloss Brilliant White
    From £16.70 £13.92
  10. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin Ral 7016 Anthracite Grey
    From £20.77 £17.31
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    Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    From £11.77 £9.81 Was £13.08
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    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Satin Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Satin Tinted Colours
    From £23.99 £19.99
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    Dulux High Gloss (All Colours)
    Dulux Trade High Gloss Tinted Colours
    From £21.19 £17.66
  14. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin Black
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Satin Black
    From £10.82 £9.02
  15. Zinsser Peel Stop
    Zinsser Peel Stop
    From £10.63 £8.86
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    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Ready Mixed
    From £20.52 £17.10 Was £22.80
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    Craig and Rose 1829 Chalky Emulsion
    Craig and Rose 1829 Chalky Emulsion
    From £22.50 £18.75
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    Dulux Trade Weathershield Quick Drying Exterior Satin Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Weathershield Quick Drying Exterior Satin Tinted Colours
    From £35.08 £29.23
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    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Gloss Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Aqua Water Based Gloss Tinted Colours
    From £23.30 £19.42
  20. Jotun Demidekk Infinity Details Tinted Colours
    Jotun Demidekk Infinity Details Tinted Colours
    From £26.95 £22.46
  21. Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Satin Brilliant White
    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Satin Brilliant White
    From £18.29 £15.24
  22. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Gloss White
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Gloss White
    From £18.61 £15.51
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    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Gloss Tinted Colours
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Gloss Tinted Colours
    From £22.50 £18.75
  24. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Matt White
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Matt White
    From £18.61 £15.51
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    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    From £36.94 £30.78 Was £41.04
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  26. Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Shed and Fence Treatment Ready Mixed Colours 5L
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Shed and Fence Treatment Ready Mixed Colours 5L
    From £17.69 £14.74
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    Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque Tinted Colours
    From £21.60 £18.00
  28. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Matt Black
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Water Based Matt Black
    From £18.61 £15.51
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    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Satin Tinted Colours
    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Satin Tinted Colours
    From £19.46 £16.22
  30. Johnstones Gloss White
    Johnstone's Trade Professional Gloss Brilliant White
    From £14.77 £12.31
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    Johnstones Gloss (all colours)
    Johnstone's Trade Professional Gloss Tinted Colours
    From £17.56 £14.63
  32. Dulux High Gloss (Pure Brilliant White)
    Dulux Trade High Gloss Pure Brilliant White
    From £15.58 £12.98
  33. Farrow and Ball Full Gloss
    Farrow and Ball Full Gloss
    From £32.50 £27.08
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    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £18.36 £15.30 Was £20.40
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FAQs

When working on wood outside, you’re either going to want an exterior wood paint or an exterior woodstain. Here is when you’d choose one over the other:

Exterior Wood Paints

You always want exterior paint to hold its own against the elements. Typically, customers will opt for the opaque finish when working with doors, frames & sheds, as opposed to having a glossy wooden shed. If it’s small pieces of panelling, a full gloss could work as it has better defensive properties against rain.

Exterior Woodstain / Varnishes

When you have a wood surface that is already finished to a colour you like and want to keep, you’ll need an exterior varnish or clear stain. Please be advised that using oil based products can cause a yellowing over time. 

If you’re painting with a mixture of wood and concrete, you could find that Demidekk Ultimate might be worth a look. This product is flexible and can also be applied to properly primed concrete. 

If you're looking for our expert advice and help on selecting the best paint for exterior wood then discover our top 3 below:

  1. Sadolin Classic
  2. Sadolin Beautiflex
  3. Osmo Country Shades

The easiest way to remove old exterior paint from wood is by sanding, this can be done manually or by using an electrical sander. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or over sand as this risks causing damage to the wood.

Generally speaking it is recommended you apply two coats of paint to exterior wooden surfaces. This helps to ensure adequate coverage, durability and protection against the elements. The number of coats needed does really depend on the condition of the wood, your chosen paint and also your expectations. 

Painting exterior wood is a similar process to painting interior wood:

  1. Clean and prepare your surface, removing any dirt, mildew or loose paint. This can be achieved by a pressure washer or by using a specialist wood cleaning solution.
  2. Select the right paint which is designed to withstand outdoor conditions, for instance, protects against UV rays, moisture and mildew.
  3. Prime your wood - this is very important as it helps to maximise the adhesion of the paint, maximising the lifespan.
  4. Use the appropriate tools - rollers, paint brush or sprayer if required.
  5. Apply multiple coats until you achieve your desired result, ensuring each coat is completely dry before applying the subsequent coat.

Yes, as long as the paint has been formulated for use outdoors. You might have some leftover gloss you used inside and this can be applied to furniture and walls, but many interior paints like emulsions will not be formulated to withstand the elements. Almost all external gloss and satin paints are made to help prevent any tannins in the wood from causing discolouration. 

If you currently have exterior wood painted and can see some browning coming through, it’ll be from tannins. In cases like this, it is advisable to use some exterior primer before you start painting over.

Outdoor furniture can be a tricky thing to get right at the best of times when you’re painting. Any missed areas on furniture outside are going to show much faster than those indoors. Make sure that you get furniture paint from trusted brands like Rustoleum and Sadolin

As we offer a wide-range of exterior wood paint, we would recommend the below as our top 3 best paint for exterior wood, also suitable for wooden window frames:

  1. Zinsser Allcoat - offering 15 years of protection
  2. Demidekk Ultimate - tint to any colour and enjoy 12 years protection
  3. Sadolin Classic - this is a woodstain rather than a paint, so also helps to prolong the health of your wood 
If you have any questions or need help finding a product, call us on 033 3320 2369. We’ll be happy to talk with you and point you in the right direction.