There are different ways to paint a garden shed. Each end result has distinct characteristics, and the lifespan also depends on the result chosen. We give you an overview of the different possibilities.

Semi-opaque paint

Painting a garden shed with semi-opaque paint offers you a good compromise: you can choose the colour you want, and the relief and the grain of the wood remain visible. The original colour of the wood is mostly obscured.

Result: A paint in the colour of your choice which reveals the relief and the grain of the wood.

Maintenance: Preventive every 2 to 5 years, depending on colour and orientation (dark tones require more maintenance than light styles).

Products: Woodline or Opaque stain

Transparent wood protection

If you want to keep the original colour, transparent wood protection is the best solution. If you choose tinted wood protection, the actual colour of the wood will no longer be visible, unlike transparent wood protection. In the latter case, the colour of the wood remains visible, but the colour tends to darken during maintenance.

Result: A transparent protective film where the wood structure remains visible, and the original colour remains more or less the same.

Maintenance: Preventive every 2 to 4 years.

Products: tinted protection with Woodair; transparent with Woodair natural Oil

A final way to paint a garden shed is to use oiled wood. In this case, the surface is treated with a colourless or tinted protective wood oil. Then the support can be covered with a layer of paint of the desired colour. 

Result: The relief and the grain of the wood remain visible; the colour of the wood does not change but becomes invisible after maintenance.

Maintenance: Every 1 to 2 years

Product: Garden wood