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Top 5 Garden Fence Paint Colours

If you’re planning to paint the garden fence but don’t know where to begin with picking a colour, you might find our shortlist of the top 5 colour trends in exterior wood useful.

Grey Fence Paint

The trend for grey fences (or grey everything #millenialgrey) isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The most popular grey fence paint colour is by far, RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey. It comes ready mixed in Zinsser Allcoat or Sadolin Superdec. Both brilliant products for exterior wood so perfect for fences, sheds, wooden sills, doors and garden furniture. Using a grey like RAL 7016 can make your outdoor space feel more contemporary and if you have anthracite grey UPVC windows and doors, it ties in perfectly keeping your outdoor sanctuary in tune with your home.

  1. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt Water Based Tinted Colours
    Zinsser Allcoat Exterior Matt Water Based Tinted Colours
    From £21.95 £18.29
  1. Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £8.36 £6.97

White Fence Paint

The classic white fence is always on trend. It’s a timeless classic that helps brighten up your outdoor space and is a brilliant backdrop to colourful gardens, showcasing the greenery and floral displays at their best, come summer. We recommend Johnstone’s Trade Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish for a solid white fence paint that won’t flake, chip or peel thanks to its superior formula that will withstand the elements, even during the wettest and coldest of British winters.

  1. Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish Ready Mixed Colours
    From £34.78 £28.98

Black Fence Paint

Black fence paint creates a contemporary feel in any exterior space. A rich, black finish to your garden fence will allow your foliage and flowers to really pop against the dark backdrop. If you’re looking for a black woodstain that won’t need recoating every summer, we recommend Cuprinol Ducksback. With an advanced wax enriched, water repellent and non-drip formulation that colours and weatherproofs rough-sawn sheds and fences for up to 5 years, it’ll add a modern feel to your outdoor oasis with just two coats.

  1. Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback
    Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback
    From £0.00 £0.00
    Out of stock

Sage Green Fence Paint

If you’re looking to create a country cottage-style garden, sage green fence paint will add a fresh yet homely feel to your garden. A popular green fence colour we love is Cuprinol Willow. A refreshing shade of green, it will set off summer houses, fences, sheds and planters beautifully. Its special pigments ensure a rich colour and allow the natural texture of the woodgrain to shine through. It can also be applied on terracotta, brick and stone, to bring beautiful colours to the rest of the garden.

  1. Cuprinol Garden Shades Willow
    Cuprinol Garden Shades Willow
    From £0.00 £0.00
    Out of stock

Natural Oak Fence Paint

Painting your fence a natural oak colour is like choosing the perfect shade of white - so many colours to choose from! Our favourite is Sadolin Classic Natural Oak. It’s a wood stain so is translucent and allows the the woodgrain to shine through, enhancing the natural oak feel. Painting a fence a natural wood colour keeps an air of authenticity to your outdoor space and will stand the test of time, never going in or out of fashion. 

  1. Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    From £38.88 £32.40

If you’re looking for tips on how to paint your fence, you may find our blog post on the subject helpful or if you’re still not sure on what colour to go for take inspiration from our article on the best fence paint colours.