Spring is most definitely in the air – the garden is coming back to life, evenings are bright. It’s time to clean up the garden furniture ready for the lazy days of summer!
Not enthused when it comes to opening up the shed? We have some ideas to help you spruce up your garden and patio furniture that will have it looking like new again. Or if you prefer, you can create a whole different vibe to your outdoor space.
It might be stating the obvious, but giving that drab table and chairs a good old clean can be all it needs to look good again. Power washing the garden furniture makes an amazing difference.
If you prefer to stick to the traditional wood look and feel, spruce up your garden furniture with a fresh coat of hard-wearing stain or varnish. For the best finish it’s advisable to strip back to bare wood if the furniture has been stained or varnished before.
The same goes for decking. You’ll be delighted at the fresh new look to your patio if you give it a little TLC with a power wash and a fresh coat of decking stain. Decking oils will nourish the wood, restoring its natural beauty. Whereas decking stains will give your decking a lovely rich colour.
Be daring – spruce up your garden and patio furniture with colour and brighten up your garden whatever the weather.
Of course, for a professional looking job there’s more to it than slapping on a coat of that leftover paint in the shed! You need to prepare the job and have the right paint for the surface you’re working on.
If you’re getting nervous now, call in the experts. Murphy Bros Decorators will give your garden furniture the WOW factor with a professional finish every time.
With all surfaces; wood, plastic or metal, remove any loose, peeling paint and clean off grime and dust. Use a primer to seal bare wood before painting. It will give a nice smooth finish. Spray painting, rather than using a brush tends to dry faster. If applied correctly it will give a factory style finish.
If you have metal garden furniture that needs a face-lift, be sure to choose a paint that has rust-proof elements. It will keep your furniture looking good, longer.
So – what about style? With a little imagination you can create an oasis of peace, or an outdoor party space. Have sophisticated elegance, shabby chic, vintage or plain wacky! With a professional finish any style will look amazing in your garden.
Are you ready to start? Here’s one final reminder. When you’re doing a DIY job to spruce up your garden and patio furniture, do make sure to protect other garden surfaces. After all, you don’t want a beautifully restored patio set standing on paint splattered decking, do you?