Fences and Sheds - Treat Them Right

Extend the life of your wooden garden products with our expert advice. Learn to use the right paint or wood stains to protect them and keep them looking good. Understand paint techniques, how to choose the right timber and what gate is best for your back garden. We have all the tools you'll need at B&Q.

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Fifty sheds of grey - A splash of paint for your garden

 Fifty sheds of grey - A splash of paint for your garden

A colourful garden doesn’t always have to be created with just plants and flowers, especially if you’re not a keen gardener.


Whether you are planning on putting up a new shed or fence, or doing some annual maintenance on them, it is important you have the right equipment ready. Below are some of the tools and supplies you’ll need for common jobs:

  • Your choice of wood care product - stain, oil, paint
  • Fence and shed brush and/or roller
  • Paint kettle
  • Disposable gloves
  • Roofing Felt
  • Tacks for roofing felt
  • Claw hammer
  • Stanley knife/Utility knife
  • Nails and screws for light repairs

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Outdoor paints, stains and varnishes buying guide

 Outdoor paints, stains and varnishes buying guide

It's important when painting, staining or varnishing outdoors to make sure you use the right paints (and primers, where necessary). Our handy guide will help you make the right choices.

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