In this new year, your garden should also get a makeover. Painting your garden essentially mean painting your patio wall, shed, window frames and it is equally like choosing a colour for the interior of your home. Before you start, you must carefully examine the colour of your plants and just think what will look good with these colours or any contrast colour. Together, you must examine the external surfaces, like the colour of your brick walls and other things. These are the important considerations which will, in fact, help you to choose paint colours for your garden.
Give a new treatment to your garden by painting it with different colours. You can paint petty things in your garden which includes the furniture, plant containers and the walls as well. Garden painting is all about experimenting your creativity at your own risk. for most of us, our garden is the favourite escape point. Whenever we need some time alone, this is the best place to sit in isolation.
We have carefully picked up a few of the best garden painting ideas to guide you in this matter.
Primary tools for garden painting
You will need a couple of basic garden painting tools including -brushes, exterior paint, rollers, exterior wood preserver, wood filler etc. Painting your garden shed will prove beneficial for you, it will give protection to your wood from any external elements like the suns UV rays which make the wood greys as time passes and of course from rainwater which creates cracks and splits.
Your woods need regular treatment unless it is made from very high-quality materials like cedar or pressure treated timber. You must paint your wood every year with a superior quality wood preserver.
Which paint to choose from
Always choose a colour which is designed for rough sawn timber. Usually, garden colours are designed to protect the sheds, the fences and the different sort of garden wood. They are rich colours which cause the natural wood colour to come out brighter. They can last up to as long as 5 years. If you are painting your garden all by your hand, then it will take time. So, it is better to use a pump or power sprayer for the process. They are much faster than a brush.
Before starting your garden painting work, you must ensure your shed does not need any additional structural work. That means if you are treating an old wood, you must clean it first. You should clear out any debris, spider webs, mud and mould from the walls and roof, remove any algae, lichen, fungi or moss using an appropriate fungicidal wash and make sure all cracks in the wood are cleaned properly.
The next phase of garden painting includes the application of caulks to treat the gaps if there is any.
It will make the shed waterproof, so it won’t get affected by rain or snowfall. However, if it is a silicon-based caulk, you are using then you will allow the wood to get dried for a day. When the caulk dries out, use a sandpaper to remove any loose paint that may have been present for years. This is not required if you are painting a new woodshed.
Priming is an integral part of garden painting work. Use an oil-based primer in your shed to give that extra protection it needs against all the external elements. Along with that, the primer will help you to spread the paint evenly in the shed and it will look good.
The actual garden painting
When the primer gets dried, you should apply the first round of paint. A long-nap roller would be an ideal thing to carry out this garden painting task as it would help to dissolve the paint with the grain of the wood. You can apply as many as 3 coats if needed in the shed. Try to distribute the paint evenly in all parts of the wood. If you want to paint your wall with multiple colours then first you should start with the wood treatment and primer. Let them dry for a few minutes and then attach thick sheets of paper to the walls using a decent quality duct tape.
You should proceed with one by one in this garden painting project. First, apply the colour in the open area and leave it for some time to dry out. Then remove the covers and paint the next colour. Now again cover the areas which you’ve already painted with the same sheets. This will prevent overlapping of the colours. You will require sheets of paper of varied sizes tying with each other. Create a large stencil and with this, you can create a flower or any other design of your choice. You can draw them on the side of your shed.
Never take up the garden painting work when the weather is gloomy or rainy. Choose a shiny day for this job. The paint will automatically fade away. Also, avoid painting under direct sunlight or when the temperature is greater than 30°C.
A garden is the best place to spend your leisure time and relax amidst nature in its smallest best. You are lucky if have space in your house to develop a garden. Even in cities where there is less space, people try to develop a garden in the balcony or in the terrace.
These are some of the best garden painting ideas you can rely upon if you are thinking to give a makeover to your small garden. Try them out!