How to use Ronseal Garden Paint

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If you want your garden to look a bit different, use our Garden Paint. There's 24 colours to choose from and all of them will look great on wood, brick, terracotta and metal.

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Lets start with wood, if you're going to paint your garden furniture make sure you give it a quick sand before you start and wipe it down with wipe spirit.

If you're painting your shed or fence just use a stiff brush to get rid of any dirt.

On metal make sure you wipe it down with white spirit and use a suitable metal primer - this'll make sure you get the best finish and your paint will last longer.

For brick, terracotta or stone remove any dust or loose material with a stiff brush and give it a good wipe.

Then you're good to go!


Make sure you give it a good stir before you start. Try the colour out first on a hidden area to make sure you are happy with it.

If you're painting onto wood you'll need to brush in the direction of the wood grain. 3 coats will give you the best colour and protection and make sure you sand down between the second and third coat if you're painting a smooth surface.

Leave 4 hours between each coat.

Garden Paint gives your outdoors space a colour that lasts long, helps waterproof surfaces protecting them from the elements and is rainproof within 1 hour.

Here are some of our garden ideas depending which colour palette suits you environment the best:

Country garden

Greens, blues and creams will give your garden this country look, a great example is Elderflower on wood, Cool Breeze on metal, and Sapling Green on wood.

Urban living

For a modern garden use darker greys with a mix of bright colours, such as Daisy on brick, Blackbird on wood, Sun Dial on Terracotta, or Lime Zest on wood.

Classic style

Use deep, rich colours and some classic style: Bramble on stone, Beetroot on wood, or Midnight Blue on brick.

Colour splash     

Add a bit of fun with a splash of colour, this a great way to use left-over paint. Why not try Purple Berry on terracotta, Pink Jasmine, Summer Sky, and Lime Zest on wood, or Slate on wood.

Kids’ corner

Give children a fun place to play with these vibrant, bright colours – Pink Jasmine on wood, Cornflower and White Ash on wood, Cornflower, Bluebell and White Ash on wood.

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