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Garden Shades

Garden Shades

Cuprinol Garden Shades has been specially developed to colour and protect sheds, fences and other garden wood. Its special pigments ensure a rich colour and allow the natural texture of the woodgrain to shine through.

Key benefits

  • 4 year protection.
    For use on all garden wood.
    Matt finish.
    Brush or Spray.


Garden Shades safety datasheet (SDSCR618)

Application information

1L covers up to:

Smooth planed wood

Brush: 10-12m2
Spray: 4-5m2

Rough sawn wood

Brush: 3-5m2
Spray: 2-3m2

Coverage can vary depending on application method and the condition and nature of the surface.
Touch dry
Long lasting protection for all types of garden wood
See datasheet
See datasheet

Pack sizes

  • 50ml, 1L, 2.5L, 5L (not all colours come in all sizes)

    Colour Mixing - 1L and 2.5L

System information

Bare wood should be pre-treated with Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear (IP) before applying Cuprinol Garden Shades. Use pre-treated timber if in ground contact.

Surfaces should be clean, dry and free from algae and mould.

<strong>Bare planed new wood:</strong> Sand smooth and wipe clean with white spirit to remove any natural oils/resins. Allow to dry.
<strong>Weathered planed wood: </strong>Completely remove all grey weathered wood by sanding back to a clean, bright surface, then follow preparation instructions for bare planed new wood.
<strong>Previously coated planed wood:</strong> Remove all surface coating and any grey weathered timber by sanding. Then treat as bare planed new wood.
<strong>Rough sawn wood: </strong>Clean weathered and dirty wood using a stiff brush, detergent and water.

Try a test area first to ensure that colour and adhesion are acceptable. Colour testers are available to assist in your colour choice. Please note that the colour in the tin may be different to the final shade when dry.

<strong>Brush:</strong> Stir thoroughly before and during use. Brush on evenly along the grain.

<strong>Spray: </strong>Shake pack thoroughly before pouring contents into the Cuprinol Fence Sprayer or Cuprinol Power Sprayer. Refer to the Sprayer user guide for full instructions before every use. Cover any surfaces nearby in case of overspray. Any overspray should be cleaned up immediately (whilst still wet) with water and household detergent.

Do not apply in temperatures below 5C, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before product has dried.

Reseal tin after use. Clean up spills while still wet. After use remove as much product as possible from brushes before cleaning with water. Do not store or use in extremes of temperature and protect from frost.