Whether you're looking to protect your decking or change the look and feel of your space with a fresh coat of colour on your garden fence, we have specialised paints to help you tackle any exterior wood project. Our solutions are designed not only to protect wood from extreme weather, moisture, fungal attack, and UV rays - but also to provide a visually appealing finish that you'll be proud to show off to the neighbours.
Discover our range of exterior woodcare products to get started on your outdoor transformation this Spring.
Shop by Type
Let’s start with the visuals. Exterior wood paints come in two varieties: semi-transparent (wood stains), or opaque (wood paints):
Semi-transparent stains allow the beauty of the wood to shine through. They have a natural appearance and are designed to seal and protect the surface while offering an enhanced (and personalised) look. We have wood stains that can be used on garden sheds, fences, exterior wooden windows and doors, outdoor wooden furniture, and decking.
Opaque finishes offer a solid colour appearance that partially conceals the grain of the wood and are available in an infinite number of colour options, allowing complete creative freedom. These products can be tinted to any Tikkurila Symphony shade (including the Feel the Colour Collection) and can also be colour matched - if you are looking for something specific. Our collection of opaque wood paints includes solutions for most exterior garden surfaces, such as fences, exterior doors and windows, sheds, and furniture. Decking - and exterior wooden flooring - are the only surfaces that do not have a suitable opaque paint (a wood stain finish would be recommended .
- Both options come in a range of colours. There are a few stains that can be purchased in a clear coating, but this is not generally recommended for every use case. Adding a tint to your exterior wood stain increases the coating's durability, resulting in a more long-lasting and protective finish.
Shop by Surface
To help you choose the right solution for your project, we've broken down our range into the following surface categories:
Patios & Decking
Durable paints for patios and decking, including anti-slip and maintenance treatments.
Weather-resistant solutions for garden furniture. From translucent lacquers to opaque paints in a range of colours.
Inspiration and Advice
Need a bit of help getting started? Take a look at our handy step-by-step guides below to find out how to upcycle and maintain wooden surfaces in your garden, Including expert tips, colour inspiration and product suggestions to make your DIY project a success.
How to Paint Your Fence
Is your garden fence looking a little tired after the cold winter season? A touch of TLC will give it a fresh, new look.
Oil Your Terrace in 5 Easy Steps
Get your terrace summer-ready with our simple treatment and maintenance guide to oiling a wooden decking.
Find your Colour
We would recommend ordering one of the 250ml tins in Valtti Plus Color to sample your chosen stain shade. Otherwise, you can view all of our wood stain collections in their entirety online below.
Please keep in mind that colours shown on a digital screen or swatch card may not be representative of the final look when applied to your surface when it comes to exterior wood stains. The hue and opacity of wood will vary due to natural differences in its composition, such as type, colour, grain, texture, and wood porosity. Surface colour and texture can have an impact on the final finish colour and the number of coats required to achieve the desired colour.
Tikkurila Exterior Wood Stains
A collection of classic wood stain shades for a natural appearance of exterior wooden surfaces.
A palette of delicately pearlescent wood stain shades, offering a one-of-a-kind finish.
Trending Wood Stain Colours
Wood Paint Colours
With so many colours to choose from, it may be difficult to pick just one. We've made this process easier for you by introducing our new "Colour It" exterior wood paint sample pots. 180ml of tester paint designed to allow you to see how your chosen colour looks on your garden fence, shed, or furniture before committing to the full tin size. These testers come in an opaque matt finish, covering an area of up to one square meter. Available in all 2000 colours from Tikkurila's collection, with the option of colour matching if you have a specific colour in mind. For opaque colours only.
Order yours here.
Thanks to Tikkurila’s unique colour map manufacturing technology, our “Colour It” sample pots are all tinted to order in the same way as our full-size tins. This results in 100% colour accuracy between the sample and your chosen topcoat; so you know exactly what to expect before you start painting. Find out more about our Colour It Exterior Sample Pots.