Your garden is an extra room where you can relax, dine and entertain. Unfortunately, this area usually contains a timber fence, a sad-looking shed and a dry lawn. While the interior of your home is filled with colour, it’s a shame the outdoor space gets left behind. So how can you have a showpiece garden that’s as colourful as your personality? By broadening your colour palette, you can create a garden that’s as bright and bold as you want.
All you need is a multi-use garden paint like Ronseal that adds colour and protects against sun damage. The garden paint will refresh and revive wood, metal, concrete, terracotta and bricks — and with 24 shades to choose from, you can create a summertime feel no matter what the season.
For a country garden, choose greens, blues and creams such as Elderflower on wood, Cool Breeze on metal and Sapling Green on wood. For urban living, use darker greys with a mix of bright colours, such as Daisy on brick, Blackbird on wood, Sun Dial on Terracotta or Lime Zest on wood.
Those after a classic style, may want deep, rich colours such as Bramble on stone, Beetroot on wood or Midnight Blue on brick. If you prefer a fun, colourful space, try Purple Berry on terracotta, Pink Jasmine, Summer Sky and Lime Zest on wood or Slate on wood.
Families with young children can give them a fun place to play with Pink Jasmine on wood, Cornflower and White Ash on wood or Cornflower, Bluebell and White Ash on wood.
Whichever theme you choose, remember to prep before painting. Garden furniture will need a quick sand and wiped down with white spirit. Done correctly, this paint will protect your garden furniture for five years. A shed or fence should be cleaned with a stiff brush to get rid of any dirt, while brick, terracotta and stone should be similarly cleaned and thoroughly wiped down.
On metal make sure you wipe it down with a spirit and use a suitable metal primer — this will make sure you get the best finish and your paint will last longer. For the best colour and protection, you’ll need to put on three coats of paint, leaving four hours between each coat.
Your furniture is at the heart of your garden — and by making your outdoor space look a bit different you’ll soon be using it all-year round.