Bird boxes should not be painted bright colours despite the garishly coloured boxes on sale in the local garden centre. Boxes should be as inconspicuous as possible to blend in with their surroundings.
Our pine boxes are stained with either a green or dark brown wood preserver. Our oak boxes can be left as they are without a surface protector and with time will turn their own natural grey/green colour. Or if you want to bring out the natural grain and colour of the wood they can be painted with either a clear or dark oak wood preserver. We use Sandolin Classic Wood Protection as the manufacturers market this product as safe for all garden bird products. Please indicate your choice when ordering. Please note that Sandolin Classic Wood Protection is available in many different shades. If you would prefer to paint a box with your own choice of stain, just order an unstained box.