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  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    Yes, I think so, it was indoor wood paint though image


    Zoomer,  this is my shed,  I gave it 2 coats of undercoat and 2 gloss,  up to now it's been OK but maaybe the frost will do some damage but I Like painting.



  • The paint I used was cuprinol garden shades which comes in all colours for outdoor wood. You can buy samples of paint to test the colour out which helps when knowing what colour to use.

    Nice painted shed Rain well done and with a good water butt on side

    Hampshire Gardener
  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Thanks for sharing your ideas Rain and your table is great image

    I painted my shed with wilko's answer to cuprinol last summer and it was terrible, 3 coats of undercoat and 4 coats of paint and lots of preperation and it still peeled but I guess you get what you pay for sometimes.

    I also bought some really lovely 'garden' paint from another major DIY shop this year and painted my new gate and 3 trellis panels which seemed to take forever (but was very therputic), I followed all the instructions and am really fed up because it seems to be washing off in the rain.

    I noticed you mix PVA with paint does this work well?

    I love paintig things in the garden it brightens it up on dull days like today and gardengirl you've set me off with the bird table image 

  • The PVA  makes the paint adhere to whatever you are painting also it last's longer as the paint pots are only Matt Emulsion so not water proof so makes it water proof as well,  the first chair I did was 2 years ago but it need's doing again but  it was my fault for painting it in full sun so it dried before I'd managed to paint it properly but it's no hardship as I can just sit in the garden and put the parasol up so it's in the shade,  at the end of the day the tester pots are only £1.00 and then the PVA glue which last's forever,  so my table only cost me £7.00 plus £3.00 for the PVA but I still have loads left image

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I cut corners and just gave it one coat of each.Will try again come springimage

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Thats a great idea Rain and opens up so many other colours than the typical sage greens and creams you see in the garden section, thanks image 

    love the santa smileys

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