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Top 5 Garden Fence Paint Colours & The Best Fence Paints

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.

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  1. Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £8.62 £7.18

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.

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    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish Ready Mixed Colours
    From £63.73 £53.11
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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 £41.04 £34.20
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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 Sadolin Superdec.

  1. Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £8.62 £7.18
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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 Sage Silk by Demidekk. 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. Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    From £24.00 £20.00
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The Best Fence Paints

If you’re looking for tips on the best fence paint? Your search ends here! Check out our top three fence paints picks below! Our fence paints are trade, meaning you may spend more upfront however you will benefit from longevity, brilliant coverage, colour and a fence that doesn't need to be painted on an annual basis!

 

Sadolin Superdec

 

Sadolin Superdec is a favourite when it comes to painting fences, it’s also multi-surface meaning you can use this on cladding, exterior masonry and more. This is perfect if you’re trying to achieve a consistent aesthetic throughout your garden, this can easily be achieved with 1 tin of Sadolin Superdec! This product is self-priming which makes it really easy to use, and will look great after 2 coats, although some surfaces may require 3 coats. Let’s take a look at the key pros & cons of Sadolin Superdec:

Pros:

  • Provides great coverage & colour
  • Easy to use 
  • Can be mixed to pretty much any colour 
  • Self-priming 
  • Offers durability of up to 10 years
  • Resists cracks, flaking & peeling 

 

Cons:

  • Not available in matt finishes, satin or gloss only
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    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £8.62 £7.18

Osmo Country Shades

 

This exterior wood stain is second in rank when it comes to our best fence paints, however it is still a brilliant choice! This product is made with natural and renewable oils, which provides great protection from the elements as well as UV resistance. With over 121 Osmo colours available and tintable to the NSC and RAL colour chart, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Osmo Country Shades

Pros:

  • Goes a long way with 1 litre covering ~25
  • Durable finish and UV resistant 
  • Resists wood shrinking & swelling 
  • Supports the longevity of your wood, penetrating the surface

 

Cons:

  • None we can think of!
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    Osmo Country Shades Tinted Colours
    From £35.47 £29.56

Demidekk Ultimate

 

This premium opaque woodstain by Jotun is the most technically-advanced exterior wood stain in its class, offering unrivaled colour stability. You can save money and time long-term with Demidekk Ultimate as you will benefit from a maintenance cycle of up to 12 years, allowing you to enjoy fresher fences for longer and removing that annual tidy up task you always dread! Not only that, Demidekk Ultimate can also be used on sheds, summerhouses, timber cladding and exterior timber. 

Pros:

  • Great coverage
  • Brilliant longevity of 12 years
  • Extremely durable 
  • Easy to use

 

Cons:

  • Only available in 0.75, 3L & 10L
  • Top range price bracket, with 10L ~£170 inc. VAT
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