Also, don’t forget the preparation! Ensure the wood is dry and use a fungicidal wash to remove algae. If wood has previously been painted, strip it back with a sanding machine to expose the pores.
These days, wood stain can be more than brown or green! There is a huge range of shades available and mixing two colours can give a great impact.
If you want something a little more colourful, try exterior wood paint. You can choose from pastel shades, neutral greys, or rich berry colours.
Furthermore, you can add interest by painting the eaves and window frames with a different shade. Alternatively, if you have a coastal garden and want a nautical theme, paint alternate panels with different colours to create a beach hut frame.
You can use it as an extra feature to match your garden colour scheme by painting benches, furniture sets, pergolas, and wooden planters in similar shades.