Best Exterior Wood Paint: 6 Top Finishes for Doors, Windows And More

Best exterior wood paint guide
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The best exterior wood paints are specially formulated to not only make your doors, windows, shed, fences and decking look good but also offer good all-round weather protection. 

Exterior wood will be exposed to a host of weather conditions such as sun, rain, wind, cold and maybe even snow. So a paint that helps protect the natural beauty and strength of wood is essential for a good finish. 

You can trust Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and materials in order to help you choose the best for your home and garden. Find out more about how we test.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.