If you want your garden to look a bit different, our Garden Paint comes in a range of colours that'll look great and can be used on wood, brick, terracotta and metal.
- Rainproof in 1 hour
- Resists cracking and peeling
- Waterproofs and protects your wood
24 colours available
Ronseal Garden Paint
Our Garden Paint adds colour to just about anything in your garden – wood, brick, terracotta, metal and stone. Whatever you decide to paint, it’ll look great, and be protected from the weather. Plus it’s rainproof in just one hour, as we know what our summers can be like.
Before You Start
Make sure it’s a warm, dry day (above 10°C) and that it’s not going to rain. Whatever you’re painting needs to be clean and dry.
Painting wood: Garden furniture If your furniture has been left outside for a while or is already painted, it will need a quick sand. This helps get rid of loose paint and flaking wood. If your furniture is new, a light sand will get rid of any rough splinters. Put on a face mask so you don’t breathe in the dust. Then give it a quick wipe with white spirit to remove any dirt or grease.
Sheds and Fences: Just use a stiff brush to get rid of any dirt and you’re good to go.
Decking: Don't use this on your decking.
Painting metal: You need to get rid of any rust or loose paint with a wire brush. Then give it a quick wipe with white spirit. Before you paint you need to prime it with a suitable metal primer – this will make the paint stick and last longer. Painting brick, terracotta or stone: Just remove any dust or loose material with a stiff brush and give it a good wipe.
Using Your Paint
First, give the tin a good stir, use something wide like an old wooden spoon. To check you’re happy with the colour, find a hidden area and try it. Now you’re ready to start painting. When painting wood, you need to brush in the direction of the wood grain. You’ll need to put on 3 coats, this will give you the best colour and protection. When painting on smooth surfaces, lightly sand between the 2nd and 3rd coat. Leave 4 hours between each coat. If you get any paint on yourself, it will wash off with warm, soapy water. If you've been painting furniture, it’s best to leave it a day or two before using it.
Scrape as much paint off your brush as you can. Then wash it out in warm, soapy water. Don’t empty any left over paints into drains or watercourses. Your local authority may have special ways to get rid of unused paints.
Usage Areas: Wood, brick, terracotta, metal, stone (don't use on plastic, iron, decking or areas that you'll walk on).
How Many Coats?: Use 3 coats to get the best colour protection. But remember if you're painting a light colour over a darker colour you may need to use more coats.
Coverage: With 3 coats on wood this 750ml tin will cover approximately 3m2. On other surfaces it'll be less.
Dry Time: It'll be rainproof in 1 hour and needs 4 hours between coats.
It takes no time at all
very satisfied by pat
Have just used this paint Colour sage on my metal gates . 2 coats over black very Pleased. Done my fancy bits on top of gate in daisy colour. Took 3 coats over gold.
Date submitted by: 21 June 2016
Great product by Lazenby
I have used ths product on an old Garden chair and a new wooden gate. Coverage great and dry within the hour. I strongly recommend this item.
Date submitted by: 07 June 2016
it makes diy fun, yes really by poppy
i came across garden paint in my local nursery. although the colour wasn't initially as i expected it i still loved the paint itself so bought alternative colours. as well as the terracotta pots i have painted a wooden greenhouse and renewed the paint on metal garden ornaments. how fantastic is that, one product that is so versatile. so easy and enjoyable to use i have even offered to paint things for my mother-in-law.
Date submitted by: 06 June 2016
Excellent! Totally recommend this product by Miss L
Used this paint on some old (and rusting in parts) galvanised Trough Planters that I was throwing out. They now look like new! I did need three coats to do a really good job but this has covered 9 planters so an absolute bargain really at only £6 a tin. Does what is says on the tin and touch dry/ready to paint again within the hour, all 9 planters done in one sunny day
Date submitted by: 15 May 2016
Fantastic product by Pat
Have just painted my new garden shed and it looks great. Lovely paint to work with. Goes on easy and covers well. Two coats and job done. If you work quickly you can put the second coat on As soon as the first is just about dry so cutting out the need to sand between coats. Would certainly use This product again.
Date submitted by: 12 May 2016
Excellent!! Cannot say how great it is. A+++++++ by Debbie
Ronseal has done it again great excellent superb 😊
Date submitted by: 29 March 2016
Brings light into a Garden dark spot by Janet
Really love this paint it is very easy to use nice and thick and covers well. It has totally transformed a very dull area of the garden. we used the willow colour which is very natural shade and blends in with natural surroundings.
Date submitted by: 20 March 2016
Exceptional paint by Majella Galway
At first I thought this paint seemed a bit too aqueous to cover well; but it covered a dried out old shed really well. Gone shabby shovel shed and hello pristine beach hut.
Date submitted by: 19 March 2016
Brilliant Paint by Baileysbunny
Have been using this paint for about 6 years. I love all the colours and have used many of them in the difference garden furniture areas in the garden. Love the Willow for the loungers and ash white for the bird tables and dove cote.
Date submitted by: 17 March 2016
Best garden paint available by Tony Springall
I had an issue with Ronseal one coat therefore I was sent garden paint to try. I can truthfully say it is the best exterior paint I have ever used. The pigment in the paint gives a lovely solid colour. Dries well and lasts.
Date submitted by: 14 March 2016
quick and easy to use by Bob
I have used Ronseal products for many years, and have come to trust their products. the claim "it does what it says on the tin" I hope will confirm my trust as I have just painted 3 coats over two coats of well dried preservative on new timber on my bird table. Colour was sage, it covered well at two coats,i gave a third. It goes against my better judgement to use water based finishes on wood externally, but I will be pleased if it lasts for a few years I will write another review in the future re durability
Date submitted by: 12 December 2015
Dog house refreshed by S wilts
I bought this for the first time to paint over the dog house, which was the horrid reddy/brown stain that the manufacturer used. It took two coats and it looks fabulous! I used sage and the colour is really lovely, now the cat and dog have a posh looking house to sit in. Would definitely buy again.
Date submitted by: 12 October 2015
Great all round product by Garden colour
If anyone out there are thinking of painting there kitchen doors or any other furniture try this product first before buying other really expensive products its brilliant you won't be disappointed it covers beautifully fact.
Date submitted by: 08 September 2015
Not pleased by Prynea
Just painted my garden bench with sapling green, loved the colour it looked Great .But the the rain has washed it off.
Date submitted by: 23 August 2015
Great Colours and Fast Drying by Just what I needed.
Bought this on a whim and delighted with it.Painted old pots,bird tables,tiles,fences,garden lamps, things for indoors such as old hat boxes and trays,chairs and stools. Its a very easy to use product.My big ,orangey red geraniums look stunning in their battered, slate painted pots.The paint covers damaged areas in a nice, easy on the eye manner. A really useful product which puts you in charge of the effect you are trying to create.
Date submitted by: 18 August 2015
Brilliant by Jon
This is a brilliant product, just painted all my terracotta pots with willow now onto the trelllis injected a new life in my garden.
Date submitted by: 26 July 2015
painting church bench for outside use by Wellington boot
The paint runs like water. Poor coverage now on third coat. How long does it take to harden before you can sit on it(church bench)!!
Date submitted by: 14 July 2015
Great product by Quinny
Yes it does what is says on the tin. Painted over Black two COATS. Lovely colour definitely Use again
Date submitted by: 12 July 2015
Superb by RQ
Definitely does what it claims to... have used it on wood, metal and stone with excellent results. Great coverage and great to be able to add a little colour to the garden.
Date submitted by: 01 July 2015
garden paint by tilly
Just started using this paint. Got sage, purple berry and elderflower. Sage and purple brilliant but elderflower a disaster. Putting over a dark colour but just isn't doing it for me.
Date submitted by: 04 June 2015
excellent products by Dave
I have been using your garden paint for many years and it is an excellent product easy application coverage and a beautiful finish absolutely superb colours thanks
Date submitted by: 19 May 2015
Love, love, love this paint. by Victoria
I needed a paint that would cover a purple childs house in the garden, I bought sapling green and white ash and it is stunning, the coverage is amazing. I have other DIY projects going on at the moment and I would not hesitate buying this again, infact I won't use anything else now in my garden, It's fantastic! THANKS RONSEAL.
Date submitted by: 17 May 2015
100% RECOMENDED by Anon
This product is superb, coverage is great and easy to apply. The finish is solid unlike others that are just a wash finish. I don't write reviews, but I felt I needed too on this occasion, because the product is so good!
Date submitted by: 13 May 2015