Cuprinol Garden Shades Review

Our favourite timber colouring product - get the best price here

By Ed Hayne

Cuprinol Garden Shades 5 litre tin

Cuprinol Garden Shades is undoubtedly our experts’ favourite wood treatment product and is probably the most popular timber staining finish in the UK.

In this guide we explain just why it’s so well loved, how to apply it to your garden timber structures and where you can find the cheapest tins in the UK.

Our experts have searched over 20 DIY suppliers to bring you the #1 best price on Cuprinol Garden Shades in 1L, 2.5L and 5L varieties. If you’re looking for stunning new colour for your garden wood at the best price then look no further!

How we rate Cuprinol Garden Shades...

have rated Cuprinol Garden Shades as 4.8 out of 5.

In our opinion, there are no better timber treatment products on the market right now. We love the range of colours, the extensive coverage from every tin and the guaranteed beautiful finish, every time.

We highly recommend this product if you have any old, tired looking wood in your garden that could do with some love!





  • Huge range of colours
  • Long lasting
  • Great coverage
  • Easy to apply
  • No nasty fumes
  • Low maintenance
  • High cost (but worth paying extra)
  • May need more than one coat

About Cuprinol Garden Shades

Cuprinol Garden Shades is a timber treatment product designed to give beautiful colour and long-lasting protection to all garden wood, including (but not limited to) sheds, fencing, decking, pergolas and other garden buildings.

It is unique because it has been specially formulated as an opaque product with a matt finish, that helps to give garden wood a beautiful new colour while still allowing the original texture and grain of the wood to show.

Some of the more vibrant colours such as Sweet Sundae (pink) look great for kids’ garden buildings or those looking to achieve a shabby-chic look in their garden. More conservative colours such as Coastal Mist grey can help to achieve more of a modern, conventional feel.

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The product glides on smoothly when applied and will easily wash out of the brush. When applying try and work with the grain rather than against it – this will help to achieve a consistent finish.

Generally you will need no more than two coats to get a strong, even finish. The quality and pigmentation of the paint is second to none. Apply on a dry, warm day to ensure that the product dries quickly. The faster and thicker you can paint the product on, the better results you’re likely to achieve.

Why We Love Cuprinol

  • Vibrant range of colours
  • Beautiful finish
  • Helps retain look & feel of wood

All in all – the paint is a fantastic way in which to spruce up old timber furniture and bring your tired garden back to life. We cannot recommend it enough!