Think Carefully About the New Colour of Your Garden Furniture.

Perhaps, you have a colour in mind. Maybe you are baffled by all the different hues available today. Think about the effect are you trying to create. Consider your garden, are there other wooden structures or items that could also be painted to match the furniture? What colours predominate in your flower borders and other plantings, can you pick a colour that will compliment that? White is classic, crisp and clean and so long as it is maintained looks good at any time. Or, alternatively, what about black, it looks chic and doesn’t show the dirt as easily as white. Various shades of beige and cream are available and give a neutral look. You could, of course, be bold and go for something bright, a nice green or royal blue. You could even choose to paint your furniture two-tone by painting the main frame of the chair or sun lounger one colour and the arms and legs another. You won’t recognise your old tatty furniture when you have finished. And, who knows, you might just leave your neighbours feelingly slightly envious. Once you have finished your work, you can take delight, not only in the new lease of life you have given your furniture and the great new look you have created for your garden, you can also smile at the money you have saved not going out and buying new.

Get the kids involved

Children usually delight in painting anything and garden furniture is no exception. First, make sure they wear old clothes, so it doesn’t matter if they spill paint on them. Just as importantly, make sure you are using a paint that is child-friendly and even then, always supervise your children. Even little children can help. They can paint a small area and you can get their view on the colour. Older children, if shown the correct way to apply the paint, should do a good job, get a great deal of satisfaction, build their self-confidence and learn something too.

Cover Up the Ground in the Painting Area

Inevitably, no matter how careful you are, there will be paint drips, splashes and spots that on close inspection seem like are everywhere. This isn’t surprising, seeing as you are likely to be applying several coats of paint to get a good finish. You don’t want paint on your new decking, lawn or clean patio flags, so spend some time preparing the painting area. If possible, choose a flat area that is hidden away and not used for recreational purposes. Wherever you choose, cover the ground entirely with a non-slip covering, decorators fleece is good or there are rolls of protective material on the market that will do the job nicely. If all else fails, use newspaper, but make sure you put plenty down and replace it as it becomes stained with paint.

Do You Follow the Latest Fashion When It Comes to Colour or Do You Go with What You Like

The colour of garden furniture is, like many things, subject to the vagaries of fashion. Blue is very popular now, it has both royal and nautical associations and can range from something bright to a nicely toned-down pastel shade or anything in-between. It’s a great colour to use to create that well-loved rustic look that has an air of nostalgia about it. Light green works well in this regard too. I have already spoken about the great finish possible with white, which has an elegant charm about it and blends in easily with the surroundings, but without losing its own unique personality, even in a highly floral setting. Perhaps the best thing about painting garden furniture is if you don’t like the finish or in time get fed up with the colour, you can change it. This means you can be as radical as you want or play it safe, it really is up to you.

Approach the Task in an Eco-Friendly Way

We should all want to do our bit to save the planet, so use environmentally friendly paint and packaging. Look for products that are environmentally friendly. Paintbox has lots of fabulous paints available and most of their packaging can be recycled. Taking care of the environment involves preserving, repairing improving and not throwing away and Paintbox is a company with an ethos that holds those values dear.

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