How to Choose the Right Outdoor Paint for Your Garden Project

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Selecting the best paints for your garden project requires some careful consideration. Using the same paint for metal and wood outdoor surfaces may be acceptable. However, using the same product on the metal interior wall and the wooden exterior wall can spell disaster. Let’s talk about what to consider to simplify the selection.


What surface are you about to paint? Is it wooden decking area or metal furniture? Are you painting concrete or brick walls? Do you need to paint a sandbox or a swimming pool? Depending on the surface you need to work on, you can start choosing the paint.

Each high-quality paint should come with a detailed description, letting you know which material it can be used on. While evaluating the surface, pay attention to its condition. Depending on how bad it is, you may need extra surface preparation before you apply the paint. Do you need to remove the old paint? For old surfaces, you may require high-quality primers and/or undercoats to ensure the best finish and adhesion.


Are you looking for something special or do you want to settle for a toned-down look? Do you need to follow local guidelines for the colour scheme or are you free to choose any masonry paint you wish? Do you want to cover up the old furniture and siding with bright colours? Or do you want to enhance the natural look while maintaining integrity? If you have multiple colour requirements, make sure to choose a provider that offers a diverse choice of colours.


Are you pressed for time? Ideally, you should start painting your garden at the beginning of the spring or summer when the weather is dry and warm. If you have a garden project that needs attention in the autumn or winter, you need to remember when painting in below 10 degrees c there will be moisture, and this can run the risk of the coating to bloom.


How are you planning to apply the paint? Depending on the project you are considering, be it a garden chair or a fence, you can use brushes, rollers, and sprays. Not all surfaces can be painted carefully with a spray. Some are too large to be painted solely with brushes. If you have a project that requires different types of application, make sure the paint is suitable for each of them. If this information is not available on the label, ask the manufacturer.

Order Your Garden Paint From Us

At TA Paints, we have a wide selection of outdoor and indoor paints for your garden project. Order today and get free delivery on purchases over £200.


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