Decorate Garden Buildings Inside and Out!

September 2nd, 2022

We have spoken about painting the exterior of garden buildings, but what about the inside? 

Here are some top products to give the inside of your shed, log cabin, garden bar or summer house a brand-new look.

Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball. Colour House White 2012.

A Clear Wood Finish:

If you want to enhance the features of timber without adding colour, Osmo UV Protection Oil is a satin-matt finish for a natural look. 

Since it is a 2 in 1 product, you can use it as your basecoat and topcoat. 

Apply 2 to 3 coats for the best finish.

Coloured Wood stain:

Sadolin Extra is a durable, oil-based wood stain, offering great protection for interior timber walls. 

Apply 2 to 3 coats for the best finish. 

It is available in a range of colours from traditional wood colours to more vibrant and unique colours. 

View Sadolin’s complete range of colours here>>

Photo courtesy of Sadolin.

Coloured Paint:

If your exterior building is made of another material such as plastic or metal, Zinsser Allcoat is perfect for achieving an opaque finish without the need to prime. 

If you are using Zinsser Allcoat on timber, spot prime knots and sap stains with Zinsser BIN first. The product can be used on both new and previously painted timber.

It is available in a large range of colours including RAL, British Standard and NCS.

Photo courtesy of Corbett Homes Decor.

Top Tip: When purchasing your wooden shed or garden building, check to see if it is tanalised timber. 

Tanalised timber has been pressure treated with a mixture of chemicals to help your garden building become more resistant to the elements. 

It is also more resistant to mould, rot and insects. Before you grab your paintbrush, ensure the tanalised timber has been fully cured which usually takes 6-12 months.