THORNDOWN™ Shed Paint – Classic Collection
Thorndown Shed Paint and Wood Stain is an extremely high quality, long-lasting, protective wood paint suitable for interior and exterior use. It will weatherproof and protect all varieties of timber for up to 8-years. Ideal for any porous surface, including sheds, fencing, trellis, summerhouses, planters, playhouses, garden furniture, decking, terracotta pots and masonry. Also suitable for use on metal, plastic, and uPVC windows! Thorndown Classic Wood Paint is available in 48x inspiring colours, as well as 1800x RAL colours, all of which rejuvenate old and tired looking timber. Clear UV treatment is great as a topcoat or to create a translucent wood stain with any colour. It works on any wood, anywhere, and you can paint straight from the tin or dilute it for a woodgrain stain effect. This high quality paint can be applied with brush, roller or sprayer, and when dry, is 100% bee, plant, pet & child friendly!
- FREE DELIVERY*
- Satin finish
- 3x Sizes – 150ml, 750ml and 2.5L
- Lasts up to 8-years on new wood
- Architectural grade pigment blends stay bright and true for many years
- 49x standard colours (including UV clear)
- 1800x RAL colours available to match any existing colour scheme
- Made in the UK
- Opaque paint colours and Transparent wood tones
- Suitable for any timber application; interior, exterior, softwood & hardwood
- UV Clear Wood Paint with added UV blocking protection to keep wood looking good longer
- Mix with UV Clear to make more transparent or dilute with water (up to 50%) for a wood stain effect
- Mix colours together easily to create your own shades
- Very strong bond with timber, and also coats metal, masonry, terracotta and plastic (including uPVC window frames)
- Water repellent, micro-porous, and frost resistant
- Strong external grade colours with high resistance to UV degradation and colour fade
- Eco based – water-based eco product with minimal VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) at only 0.28%
The Thorndown Classic Core Collection features 48 colours + UV Clear (see image below).
We also supply this paint in a beautifully curated Somerset Heritage Collection, featuring natural colours, and if this isn’t quite what you are after, we can also mix to any RAL Classic or RAL Design colour, giving you a choice of over 1800 colours! Please contact us for details.
Preparation: Make sure all surfaces are sound, clean and dry. For best results, sand surfaces and use a wood preservative and/or knotting solution if required. Thorndown Wood Paint is self-priming but if you’re applying to an oily hardwood, metal or uPVC a primer is recommended. To avoid possible resin bleed or tannin stains from discolouring the coating apply the ‘Stain-blocking primer’ prior to painting.
Dilution: If you want a wash or wood stain effect (instead of paint), dilute with water up to 1:1 (50%). For full protection, you can then use an undiluted top coat of ‘UV Clear’ Wood Paint.
Application: Mix paint thoroughly before and during – best Shaken & Stirred! Use a brush, roller, or sprayer. ‘Avoid the rain, and apply with the grain’, as they say, and leave to dry. When coating large areas, paint up to still-wet paint, as applying over dry paint can make things look uneven and patchy.
Coverage: On average, 1 litre will cover 6-12m² per coat. Rough sawn surfaces will take a lot more paint than a smooth surface, and second coats take less than the first. So each paint can will do approximately:
- 150ml: 0.9m² – 1.8m²
- 750ml: 4.5m² – 9.0m²
- 2.5L: 15m² – 30m²
One coat can do the trick, but additional coats will offer greater protection and enhance colour. We always recommend at least two coats for protecting timber from water, the weather or regular use such as floors & decks.
Drying Time: In fine weather, a single coat dries easily in under an hour or two at 20°C with low humidity, however it will take longer in cold or damp. To slow down the drying process, add a little water.
Cleaning Up: Use hot or cold water, with or without detergent, on paint-wet equipment. Be very careful not to allow sprayer nozzles to dry out – this will make cleaning them almost impossible!
Disposal: Please don’t throw away unused or dried paint or preserver into drains or watercourses. Most local authorities have free facilities for disposing of paint.
Returns: We are happy for you to return any unused paint/preservative if surplus to requirements (within 14 days of delivery), although we are unable to refund your return carriage costs. Please contact us prior to returning your paint as we cannot accept unauthorised returns. A re-stocking charge of £3.99 per tin will apply on standard colours, and will be deducted from your refund. Please note that we cannot accept returns for specially mixed (RAL colours) under any circumstances, therefore please ensure that you order the correct colour/quantity for your needs.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so is colour. We all see and interpret colour slightly differently to each other, as do our VDU screens, software and printers that we use. The colour swatches you see on screen and on a printed colour chart are designed as a guide.
The exact and final colour you paint up at home will look slightly different depending on the material you paint it onto and the lighting. For example a colour painted onto new softwood will look slightly different if painted on old hardwood. If you paint up a wooden planter the colour will look different depending on the lighting and where you put it in the garden.
We always recommend trying a small tin at home, where it’s going to end up. Our colours are made precisely using a technically engineered colour system ensuring continuity of colour throughout batches.