Wood Paint Products 2019-11-14T10:20:58+00:00

Product information

Thorndown FoxWOOD PAINT


It’s easy to transform and protect any timber surface with Thorndown Wood Paint. Allowing you to be as creative as you like with it. Whether you paint straight from the tin or choose to mix colours or dilute it for a stain effect we just want it to be fun. But remember not to reward yourself with a cider until the painting is done.

  • Eco based – Waterbased eco product with minimal VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) at 0.28%
  • Long lasting UV protection
  • Great core colour range – 48 heritage and modern colours + 1800 RAL colours available
  • One wood paint product for any timber application; interior, exterior, softwood & hardwood
  • Clear with added UV blocking protection to keep wood looking good longer
  • Transparent wood colours
  • Opaque and semi opaque paint colours
  • Grain visible with a delicate and beautiful satin finish
  • Very strong bond with timber
  • Water repellent, micro-porous, and frost resistant
  • Coats metal and plastic including uPVC window frames
  • Use indoor or outdoor
  • Strong resistance to UV degradation and colour fade – strong external grade colours
  • Mix colours together easily to create your own shades
  • Mix with UV Clear to make more transparent or dilute with water (up to 50%) for a wood stain effect

Application guide


Brush, roller (small or medium nap ‘hairy’ roller rather than foam), pad or sprayer; also sandpaper, wood preserver and/or knotting agent (if required); vision.


Make sure all surfaces are clean and dry. For best results, sand surfaces and use a wood preservative and/or knotting solution if required.


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 Thorndown ‘Clear’ Wood Paint. See our Projects page for more information and ideas.


Use a brush, roller, pad 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.


One coat should do the trick, but additional coats can offer greater protection and enhance colour. We always recommend at least two coats for protecting timber from water or the weather.


In fine weather, a single coat dries easily in an hour or two (20oC and low humidity).
If you want to slow the drying process, just add a little water.


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!


Please, 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 and coatings.

All of the packaging we use is fully recyclable.

  • Box – made from FSC cardboard and fully recyclable
  • Internal packaging – loose starch fill is biodegradable and compostable. Moulded tin protectors are made from recycled cardboard and are fully recyclable
  • Tins – wash them out and they’re fully recyclable


You’ll paint 6 to 12 square meters of timber surface (one coat) with one litre; rough sawn surfaces will take a lot more paint than a smooth surface. Further coats take up a lot less than the first.

So each paint can will do:

150 ml             0.9 to 1.8 square meters
750 ml             4.5 to 9.0 square meters
2.5 l                 15 to 30 square meters


Mixing bowls, pots, brushes, sprayers, stencils