I have first-hand experience with ducks back silver copse paint, as I painted my whole garden decking, flower bed (made from sleepers), garden shed and retaining wall (also made from sleepers).
The silver copse colour I would describe as a dark blue-grey. It is a very sought after paint and whilst you can usually pick up a 5-litre tin for around £10 in most good DIY stores, the coronavirus has seen this paint in big demand.
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Cuprinol Ducksback paint comes in 9 different colours
- Woodland Moss
- Silver Copse
- Rich Cedar
- Harvest Brown
- Forest Oak
- Forest Green
- Autumn Gold
- Autumn Brown
How to apply the paint
Stir thoroughly before use. Try a test area first to ensure that colour and adhesion are acceptable. Apply 2-3 coats evenly along the grain, avoiding overlaps. Allow 2-4 hours between coats under normal weather conditions. This product is wax enriched to repel water. Recoat within 2-3 days of previous coat. If a longer period elapses try a flat a test area to ensure the product is not repelled.
The product should only be used on rough sawn timber. Do not apply in temperatures below 5 degrees C, in damp conditions or if rain is likely before the product has dried. Please note that the colour in the tub may be different from the final shade when dry. Where a strong colour change is involved, more coats may be required. If using more than one can it is advisable to mix them together in a larger container or finish the painting in a corner before starting a new can.
Drying time is 2-4 hours (showerproof in just 1 hour). Drying times can vary depending on the nature of the surface and the weather conditions.
Roller and brush care
After use, remove as much product as possible from brushes and rollers before cleaning with water. Store in dry conditions and protect from frost.