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Exterior Woodwork Paint

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Give your home a great first impression with exterior wood paint from Homebase. The right outdoor wood paint can transform doors, window frames, and other outdoor features for less. We also offer a range of weatherproof and waterproof wood paint that will stand up to wind and rain.

Whether you are looking for front door paint or outdoor paint for wood sheds, fences, or garden furniture Homebase has the best options to suit you.


Wooden doors and window frames can start to weather with time. However, that doesn't mean you need to replace them every few years. Outdoor wood paint can keep your exterior wood waterproof and weatherproof while also giving it fresh colour to keep your home looking stunning.

Whatever you have in mind, Homebase can help you find the best paint for outdoor wood to suit you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best paint for exterior wood?

Generally speaking, the best exterior paint for wood is acrylic. This is because acrylic outdoor wood paint is tough and long lasting, not only giving you years of service but also lowering the costs of upkeep. This type of outdoor paint for wood will also stand up against the elements, including rain and UV rays.

Can you paint over varnished wood?

Yes, you can paint over varnished wood. First, you'll need to inspect the surface for any imperfections. You will also need to clean and sand the surface before applying a primer. Once you've done this, you can apply your exterior wood paint.

How do I clean an exterior painted wood door?

It's easy to clean an exterior painted wood door. Simply get a bucket of soap water and scrub each area down with a large sponge or cloth. You can then use a hose to wash the remaining soap away. Don't worry about scrubbing the paint away, as exterior paint for wood is designed to stand up to heavy wind and rain.

Once you've finished cleaning, you can apply a fresh coat of front door paint.

Can you use exterior wood paint inside?

We don't recommend using exterior wood paint indoors. Paint for outdoor wood is made with materials to help it stand up to outdoor elements. These same materials can be hazardous in interior spaces. Because of this, we recommend you use indoor paints instead.