How To Choose The Best Barn Paint

There is nothing that brightens up the appearance of your horse’s home like a lick of fresh clean paint. Even the oldest, most tumbledown barn block can be rejuvenated with a new coat! As well as improving the appearance of your stable block, the best barn paint can also protect the brickwork and protect it against the worst of the weather for a good few years to come.

If you follow the basic safety rules, the best barn paint must also contain no harmful chemicals, because of the possibility that a horse may lick or nibble the walls. But where do you find such a thing?

Best Barn Paint Reviews

All you need to do is look through the list we have compiled, which contains three of the best contenders for you to choose from.


Barn Paints


Premium Grade Asphalt Fence Paint - Black (Gallon) Premium Grade Asphalt Paint

A great paint that provides protection and is horse safe.

Valspar 3125-70 Barn and Fence Latex Paint, 5-Gallon, White Valspar 3125 -70 Barn Latex Paint

A durable paint, great coverage, weather protection.

KILZ Exterior Siding, Fence, and Barn Paint, White, 1-gallon TOP PICK: KILZ Exterior Barn Paint

A fantastic all round barn paint from a trusted brand.


1. Premium Grade Asphalt Fence Paint Black Review

Premium Grade Asphalt Fence Paint - Black (Gallon)

This is a great paint for brightening up your barns, with the added bonus that it will protect them as well. It comes in a variety of sizes, so you can buy a smaller amount to begin with, then fork out on the larger one when you’ve realised how great it is.


  • Protects most types of fencing material – This paint will rust proof metal, damp proof stone or brick, and preserve wood, making it perfect for use on whatever fencing material you have, as it will keep it protected from whatever the weather may throw at it.
  • Dry product is safe for livestock – Even if you have a very inquisitive horse, or (god forbid) a wind sucker, you can be sure that this fence paint will not cause them any harm even if they ingest a little of it.
  • Easy to apply with any application – Whether you like to brush, roller or spray your paint on, this product will be suitable however you choose to apply it, and you’ll get the same great results.
  • Good coverage and dries quickly – When you buy a paint, you want to get the most that you can for your money. With this paint you will find that a little goes a long way, and that it air dries fast so you can see where you’ve painted.


  • Only comes in one color – If you don’t want your barn or your fences black, then you’d be better off looking elsewhere!


This is a great paint for your barns and fences, especially as it offers protection for any of the most commonly used fencing materials, and is safe for inquisitive livestock.


2. Valspar 3125 -70 Barn and Fence Latex Paint Review

Valspar 3125-70 Barn and Fence Latex Paint, 5-Gallon, White

This durable paint is suitable for either barns or fences, and it will look equally fantastic on either! It also offers protection from the weather.


  • Easy and smooth to apply – The last thing you want, especially when painting a big area, is a paint that is hard to spread, or dries into clumps. This one will glide on easily, making your job a whole lot nicer.
  • Dries to a tough finish – This is a latex based paint, so it will give a durable, weather resistant finish. It is also resistant to fading in the sun, another bonus.
  • Suitable for just about any surface – This paint is ideal for most exterior surfaces, including masonry, wood, aluminium, primed metal and weathered steel.
  • Incredibly quick to dry – A paint that dries quickly is a great paint, especially if you have had to move your livestock to a different place while you paint. This one is touch dry in 20 minutes, and should be completely dry in 4 hours – but do bear in mind that drying times vary depending on what material you have painted it on.


  • Not great for applying with a sprayer – Because this is thick, latex-based paint, it might not be thin enough for use with a sprayer, and or rollering it on is the best way.


A good fence paint that comes in a decent sized container, has good coverage and excellent weather protection. What more could you want?


3. KILZ Exterior Siding, Fence, and Barn Paint Review

KILZ Exterior Siding, Fence, and Barn Paint, White, 1-gallon

KILZ have created a unique water/oil based formula for this paint, which is perfect for barns, fences, or anything else you need to paint. It will keep the worst of the weather off whatever it is on too, making your walls or fences last longer.


  • Resistant to peeling, cracking and blistering – Because of the unique formula of this paint, it will not do many of the things that most other paints will do and end up making your painted surfaces look old and tatty before their time.
  • Excellent coverage depending on the surface applied to – This paint varies between 200 to 500 square feet per gallon, depending on the porousness of the material it is applied to.
  • KILZ are a well known, trusted brand – It is always good to buy from a reputable seller, and KILZ has been making paints and primers for 40 years. In fact, they were named Paint Brand of The Year on 2015, so you know you’re buying quality!
  • Suitable for a great number of different surfaces – You can use this paint pretty much anywhere; from the standard masonry and wood, to plywood, stucco, laminate and sanded glossy surfaces.


  • May leak in transit – There are no reported complaints about the paint itself, but some users have reported that the paint arrived damaged.


A fantastic all round paint that can be applied to just about anything, and will brighten up your barn or fences, whatever they are made out of!



When you are looking to repaint your barn with the best barn paint, you may be overwhelmed with choice – or not really have any idea about the sort of thing you are looking for. Well, now you do! Just have a look at your fence or barn material, and you can work out what sort of paint you need based on the products above. Then you may also want to add some clever barn signs, and your horse barn will look again great. Happy painting!

Sam Ellis
Sam is a founder and editor of Horses & Foals. In personal life he is a proud father of a boy and twin girls. He believes it is more important than ever before to encourage children to experience the joy of horse riding. Horses make as much sense as the sunshine in our world.


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