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Spruce up your garden with our collection of opaque wood paints. Whether you choose a bright colour to add character or keep it classic with a neutral tone, the beauty of an opaque finish is that there is no limit to your colour choices. All of our exterior wood paints are made to withstand the harshest weather conditions, so you can be confident that your perfect finish will last for years to come.

Our collection includes solutions for use on fences, sheds, wooden furniture, doors or windows. Each product is available in the full Tikkurila colour collection, as well as colour matching.

Choosing the Right Paint

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Wooden Fences & Sheds

Not only does painting your garden fence or shed improve the look and style of your garden, but it also ensures that the wood is protected from adverse and extreme weather conditions that can lead to damage such as cracking and discolouration.

For this surface, we would recommend using Valtti Opaque. Developed to withstand extreme weather conditions, this water-based paint is easy to apply and forms a flexible, moisture resistant finish while allowing water vapour to permeate the wood.

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Read our guide to painting your fence

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Outdoor Wooden Furniture, Doors and Windows

The key to getting a smooth finish on these surface types is to take the time to properly prepare the surface. This process may include mould removal, removing any flaking, cracked, or peeling paint, filling in holes and cracks, and sanding down the surface, depending on the current condition.

For the best results - use a priming coat before your topcoat to ensure a smooth, long-lasting finish. we recommend Ultra Primer. (If you're dealing with a tricky surface or one that was previously painted to a gloss finish, you may need our Otex Adhesion Primer for better surface grip). Follow with either Ultra Matt or Ultra Classic for your topcoat - depending on the finish you prefer.

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Not sure where to start? Check out some of our useful exterior painting guides, including how to paint garden furniture and how to paint exterior window trims.

Trending Exterior Colours for 2022

Taking inspiration from the nature, this year we will see a lot of variations of green such as sage, moss and olive as well as timeless neutrals. Contrasting and moody shades of grey and black are also expected to be popular in 2022.

Merino Y458
Creamy White With Warm Undertones
Dream X459
A Warm Greige With Green And Grey Undertones
Nile V386
Cosy Mid-Green
Sepal L447
Deep Olive Green
Cloak M499
A Contemporary But Warm Mid-Grey
Blackbird Y493
A Classic Charcoal Black
White opaque wood paint
Light grey opaque wood paint
Mahogany opaque wood paint
Dark brown opaque wood paint

Test your Colour

Why bother with a tester pot when you've spent so much time collecting paint charts and browsing our colour collections online?

Shades on a computer screen rarely look the same as they do on a wall, and our paint charts are printed versions of the colour presented against a white background, which will alter your perception of the colour. This is especially important when painting wood. Because of the natural composition of the surface type, each piece of wood may react differently to the painting process.

That's why we recommend testing your favourite shades with our colour samples. Start with our complimentary colour cards which are available to order in 216 shades from the Feel the Colour Collection. After you've chosen your favourite(s!), move on to our wood paint sample pots. These are available in all 2000 colours from Tikkurila's collection, with the option of colour matching if you have a specific colour in mind.

Prefer a natural appearance?

Our exterior wood range also includes semi-transparent stains for timber surfaces such as windows and doors, garden furniture, and decking. Offering an enhanced and natural appearance while providing protection from the elements.

Explore the range here.

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Paint Calculator

How much paint do I need? 

Use this calculator to work out your requirements, if you have any question please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than willing to help you.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.