Step-by-Step Colour Guide

Can't decide on colour? Use our step by step guide below to visualise Cabot's colours on different timber types.


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Colour Inspiration - Timber stains and colour: Whether you’re after a warm rich colour on your deck, or a semi-transparent finish on your outdoor furniture, Cabot’s has a solution. Our range of wood and deck stains, oils, paints and varnishes come in hundreds of colours, and are formulated to protect and nourish your timber while delivering lasting results. Which colour will work for me? Timber and decking stains contain higher levels of pigment than decking oils, so are great for changing the colour and look of timber. Stains work particularly well on light-coloured timber, although can be used effectively on darker wood with two or three coats. Timber paint gives a fully opaque finish. Cabot’s Deck and Exterior Stain transforms the colour of exterior timber in two coats. It can be used on most timber species, even changing the colour of merbau and jarrah. Highly durable, water repellent and mould resistant, it provides your timber with strong UV protection and can be tinted to hundreds of different colours, so you find the perfect match. If you’re after just a hint of colour on your wood without hiding the natural timber grain, use Cabot’s Exterior Varnish Stain. A semi-transparent stain in a semi-gloss finish, it’s highly durable and has a fast recoat time. Cabot’s Timbercolour Deck and Exterior Paint is a self-priming paint that can be tinted to hundreds of colours. Perfect for weatherboard and decks, it protects against the wear and tear of daily use and extreme weather. To see which stain will work best on your timber, visit our Colour Visualiser. Cabot’s Interior Stain is perfect for transforming the look of doors, furniture, trims and windows. It penetrates the wood, giving a long lasting finish. Cabot’s Stain and Varnish provides colour and shine to wood, while allowing you to see the natural grain of timber. Choose from multiple colours in satin or gloss for a flawless interior finish. To see which stain will work best on your timber, visit our Colour Visualiser