Palatine Professional Shed & Fence Paint 2.5lt | 5ltr

(30 customer reviews)

From: £21.95

Long term protection for outdoor wood in 12 colours!

Palatine Professional Shed & Fence paint is a solvent-borne, Linoleic Rich, matt oil based coating for fences, sheds and summerhouses. A superior alternative to the many short term products available on the market, Palatine Professional provides durable, long term protection.  Available in 28 attractive colours including the current popular shades: anthracite grey, slate grey and sage green.

  • Suitable for exterior use on most types of wood
  • Can also be applied to concrete fence posts (no need to for additional masonry coating)
  • Durable long term protection in 12 colours including popular Anthracite Grey RAL 7016
  • Unique delayed “wet edge” time allows for ease of use
  • Touch dry in 3 hours
  • No primer required

See below for full details and technical information.


Palatine Professional Shed & Fence Paint 2.5lt | 5ltr

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Product Description

Palatine Professional Shed & Fence paint is a solvent-borne, Linoleic Rich, matt, oil based coating for sheds, summerhouses, fences and outdoor wood.  This product is formulated as a superior alternative to shorter term products where initial appearance and costs often outweigh performance and opacity. Professional Shed & Fence paint provides a durable long term protective coating suitable for exterior use on most types of wood.  Furthermore, due to its self-finishing nature, our Shed & Fence paint does not require a primer in order to be applied.

In addition to wood, it is also suitable for painting concrete fence posts preventing the need to purchase a matching masonry coating. Offering a stylish ‘matt finish’ our flat oil based paints have been manufactured since 1946; they have really ‘stood the test of time’ in terms of quality, performance and popularity. If a satin finish is your preference then check our Lodge and Log Cabin Paint, which also comes in the same wide range of colours.

Shed and Fence Paint Colours and Surfaces:

Professional Shed and Fence paint is available in 28 attractive stock colours. We have complemented this with our facility to match to RAL / BS colour codes which modern water based systems cannot offer. Do you need a particular shade of grey fence paint, green shed paint, blue summerhouse paint or even a pastel pink wendy house paint?  If you’re looking to brighten up your garden, or blend in an ugly structure unobtrusively there is a shade for you – just add the code in the comments section when ordering online.

Because you can use it on both woodwork and masonry posts (see our Pliocem Masonry Paint for a higher grade coating), it’s great for coordinating. Use on a variety of different fence types such as Close Board, Waney Lap, Feather Board, Tongue and Groove, Weaved and Picket Fences. Palatine Professional Shed & Fence paint is a great choice for your protective, decorative coating needs.

Palatine Professional Shed & Fence paint produces a stylish and contemporary matt finish for wood. It is also available in satin and as a gloss finish, please contact us with your requirements. If you are not sure about the differences between various finishes our governing body the British Coatings Federation has a good overview here.


  • Based on modified alkyd and linseed resin, (lead free) containing organic and inorganic pigments
  • Touch dry in 3 hours
  • Excellent wet edge and flow out
  • No primer required
  • Can also be used on concrete posts
  • Available in 28 attractive colours including the highly popular Anthracite Grey RAL 7016

This shed and fence paint is from the Palatine Professional range. For treatments and preservers please take a look at other products in the wood section

Please note: The colours on the product listings are only given as a guide, this is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours and that everyone sees these colours differently. Prior to purchase, shade cards are available for these products, which will show a more accurate colour match than is available on a screen. If you require a shade card then please contact us on 01942 884122 or email

Colours Available: BS 381C, BS4800 and Ral Classic range.

Pack Sizes: 500 ml, 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre, 5 Litre.

Coverage / Drying Times:

Surface Dry: 3 hours

Hard Dry: 8 hours

Overcoat: after 24 hours
Keep coated areas dry for a minimum of 24 hours following application.
Please note, drying times will be extended at low temperatures. Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 10ºC

Theoretical Coverage: 12 – 14m² per litre.

(Coverage rate can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate, type of application equipment and individual method of application.)


Proper surface preparation is essential for the success of any protective coating system. Before you begin ensure the area is free from any dust, oil, grease, old coatings and surface contaminants.

The preparation of steelwork prior to painting generally falls into two main areas; that of degreasing and the removal of rust and scale.
All surfaces to be painted should be clean, dry and free from loose and flaking material, dust, grease and millscale, etc.
Prime bare surfaces with Palatine Anti-Corrosive Metal Primer or Palatine All Purpose Primer / Undercoat in accordance with our recommendations
For non-ferrous metals use Palatine Fast Dry etching primer.
Rub down previously gloss painted surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive paper and rinse thoroughly.


Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 10°C), dry conditions.

Mix thoroughly for approximately 2 minutes using a drill stirrer. A wooden batten at least 25mm wide is also ideal.
Apply an even coat using a brush, short to medium pile roller on smooth surfaces and a long pile roller on textured surfaces
For spray application by either airless or conventional spray a dilution ration of no more than 10% is recommended with Palatine White Spirit by volume applying thin coats allowing each one to dry before applying subsequent coats.
Once dried, a second coat can be applied at full strength. This will prolong the life and performance of the coating.

Thinning and Cleaning: Use Palatine White Spirit.

If using more than one batch of the same colour, intermix before use

Product Documents

30 reviews for Palatine Professional Shed & Fence Paint 2.5lt | 5ltr

  1. Alastair Scott (verified owner)

    Really fast delivery and the paint went on really well with a fantastic finish. Highly recommended

  2. Janet Wright (verified owner)

    Excellent service. Paint arrived next day and was really well packaged. Being oil based it’s like a gloss paint but dries to a matt finish. It is easy to use and our shed looks good with just one coat but we will give it a second coat as recommended. It covers really well and no under coat required. We used the ‘Seagreen’ and are really pleased with the colour.

  3. Karen Bradley (verified owner)

    Returning customer as product is excellent with fast delivery

  4. Sharon B (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, great paint, great coverage and finish. Will definitely buy again!

  5. Ian M (verified owner)

    Great paint, love the colour and the finish on our new summerhouse.

  6. Karen Bradley (verified owner)

    Bought 2 different fence colours – both excellent with great coverage that easily covered old and outdated fence colour

  7. Alison Davidson (verified owner)

    Great product. Goes on well and is a nice dark grey shade

  8. Mara (verified owner)

    This is such an amazing product, got the Anthracyte grey colour and I LOVE it!!!!

  9. Ian Raine (verified owner)

    Very impressed with this product. I have used 30 litres so far on fence panels and both brush and medium pile roller application is good. Coverage wise, on a new 6′ x 6′ feather board panel, I get just over 3 panels double coated on one side from a 5 litre tin. Not cheap, but it is value for money as I have confidence this solvent based product will stand the test of time and British weather many times better than the (essentially) coloured water treatments that fill the shelves of the DIY outlets and then need reapplying every one or two years.

  10. Graeme Hewitt (verified owner)

    bought Anthracite grey masonary paint and the shed and fence paint Anthracite grey great paint to use one coat was enough for house and an old fence that was painted red cedar for many years came up great you can tell this paint is good quality when you open the tin slightly different shades but it was ok i am now going to order more
    its that good very happy justnow thanks Palatine

  11. anne (verified owner)

    I was advised I needed an oil based paint for my summer house. Couldn’t find any in stores, but came across Palatine online. Can honestly say its the best shed/fence paint I’ve used. Although it’s more expensive than most fence paints it is definitely worth the money. The coverage and colour is great. I used light grey. I’ve given the summerhouse two coats of paint, and barely used a quarter of the 5lt tin. Will be ordering Anthracite grey in future for the fences.

  12. Steven Cusack (verified owner)

    after many years of going to BQ and the rest of these DIY stores and buying paint that doesnt last or say what it does on the tin for my fencing and decking , I decided to try palatine paints bought shed and fence paint anthracite grey wood preserver a bit more expensive I have a large area to paint and bought 20l and \i must say I am very impressed with the quality of the paint , finish , coverage and it seems to just be part of the wood when dry only time will tell if it lasts but at this point I am very happy

  13. David Davies (verified owner)

    Recently bought a brand new summerhouse and was told by the manufacturer to paint with 2 coats of an oil or solvent paint. Bought Palatine 2.5 litre Shadeline Grey. Easy to use and finish looks great. I read that the paint covers 12 – 14 sq mtr per litre. I’ve used the tin to cover 22 sq metres and now have to buy another tin to finish second coat. Never mind as the product is good.

  14. tourdescotland (verified owner)

    Best paint iv ever used in ma shed and garden furniture.. was looking old and tired and now looking amazing..but cheap paint two three or four quality and paint once with confidence

  15. baz.lucas (verified owner)

    Walked passed their shop for years , l should have gone in and brought their products years ago , best coverage and quality l have come across in a long time , you get what you pay for top paint .

  16. Shaun Wood (verified owner)

    Was looking an oil based paint that would go over existing brown oil paint. Came across Palatine, bought two 5 ltrs in black and the finish is great. Wife even loves it!! Will be buying more to finish my many fences

  17. Angela (verified owner)

    Well worth the 5 stars
    Have just painted my shed in the light grey, it is an excellent quality paint, covering well with just one coat.
    Getting a lot of comments on the fabulous colour.

  18. Wesley Marshall (verified owner)

    Top quality paints, far better than cheaper alternatives
    Excellent customer service team

  19. Rod Harrison

    I recently purchased a tin of anthracite grey fence paint.
    Looks as though it will give full coverage in just one coat & the colour is perfect.
    I’m planning to order some 5 litre tins.

  20. KEITH GYPPS (verified owner)

    Five stars for the paint.
    Two stars for delivery.
    Paint arrived in a smashed box with a big dent in the tin that had forced the paint to spill out. I emailed photos thinking that you might want to know, i never had the courtesy of a reply.

    • jason (verified owner)

      Thanks for the comments Keith and we are sorry about any damage that occurred in transit (this is very rare). We do not appear to have received your email which is perhaps why you haven’t received a response. If you’d like to try again we would welcome your photos so we can raise it with the carriers.

  21. Sandra Liddell (verified owner)

    Just to let everyone know that this product does what it says on the tin. Extremely pleased with the product and the service from the customer service. Will buy this paint again without hesitation.

  22. John Gilbert (verified owner)

    Excellent paint and service,will be placing a second order very soon.

  23. Stephen Severn (verified owner)

    Excellent product, competitively priced, completely satisfied.

  24. Mr N Smart

    I’ve used this product several times, the colour is vibrant, it covers extremely well and is touch dry in 3 hours as stated.
    Several neighbours commented on the finish, one passer by said it was just the colour he was looking for to paint his shed (Slate grey) and photographed the empty tin.
    The paint vastly transforms surfaces and in my opinion is far superior to other standard paints.

    I’m purchasing an additional 10ls today to keep in storage!

  25. Debbie Crichton (verified owner)

    Just to let you know how pleased we are with the paint that you sent to us last week.
    We ordered shade light grey for our fences. It has covered over black with just one coat.
    Very happy with purchase.
    Thanks again.

  26. Sue Duglan (verified owner)

    This paint is so easy to apply and is a fab colour. Definitely worth the money it is a permanent solution to weatherproofing our new shed 🙂

  27. Ian Strang (verified owner)

    This paint is great. I searched everywhere for an anthracite paint that actually looks anthracite.
    Every other brand is more grey with a blue tint.
    As you can see from the photo it matches the anthracite on my garden office perfectly.
    The first coat took a couple of hours and the second coat, the next day, just half an hour.
    Went on easily, looks fantastic, can’t recommend enough.

  28. Sheila Hopper (verified owner)

    Although more expensive than most fence paints it is certainly worth the money.
    We have had several people admire the fencing and really liking the colour, we chose anthracite grey. We have a large expanse of fence being on a corner, so it does catch the eye!

  29. Shraddha Meti

    very good product

  30. Shraddha Meti

    very good product and value for money

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