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Johnstone’s Garden Colours paint will transform and energise your outdoor space to give your garden a new lease of life with all year round colour. The easy to apply formulation provides a beautiful layer of long lasing colour, without losing the natural grain of the wood. It will colour and protect most types of garden furniture including sheds, fences, arbours, summer houses, trellis, tables and chairs.

To create your new outdoor look with Johnstone’s Garden colours paint follow the guidance below.

Select your colour

Johnstone’s Garden Colours paint is available in 20 stylish shades, including shades of grey Night Shore and Steel Smoke. If you’re wanting a more neutral colour take a look at Calming Stone and White Orchid. To view the full colour range of colours click here



Preparation is key in any project, and if you want to ensure your garden furniture has long lasting protection then it’s important to properly prepare your surfaces for painting.

Check your timber to be treated is sound, clean, dry and free from dust, grease, polish or anything else.

Use fungicidal wash to treat any mould or lichen, then remove with a scraper or stiff brush and treat the surface again.

Make sure any old paint or varnish is removed



Now it’s time to start applying your garden colours paint. Before you use your paint, stir it well and keep stirring now and again during use. Make sure to apply the paint evenly using a paintbrush, working the paint well into the timber along the grain of the wood. Usually one coat will be sufficient, however in your timber is rough or badly cracked then you should apply two coats of paint. Make sure to allow 2-4 hours between coats in normal condition. If you wish to achieve a bolder colour, then more coats of paint will be required. Your finished look will give your garden furniture up to four years of protection.

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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.