The biggest problem faced by gardeners who want to paint many different surfaces in the garden, is the number of different paints they have to buy.
Enter Ronseal into the fray. They have released a paint that can be used on wood, stone, metal and many other surfaces. As the saying goes ‘It does what it says on the tin’.
There is a wide range of colours, and we have used it to great effect for the boarding around the walls of the shop. This now makes colour coordinating your garden a whole lot easier. There are over 20 different colours to choose from, so they only decision is which one to choose. The paint is also water based, so any splashes onto plants will not have an adverse effect, and your brushes can be cleaned easily with warm soapy water.
While this paint can be used on metal, I believe that Hammerite metal paint is still the best. Once painted and cured it helps prevent any rusting. Be careful that you use it in a well ventilated area, as it is spirit based. Brushes will need to be cleaned with thinners. I repainted a metal swing over 10 years ago and it only now could do with another coat of paint. The key thing to remember is to thoroughly coat the metal surfaces to seal them.
‘So what about my wooden garden furniture?’ I hear you ask. Cuprinol has a range of paints and oils to cover this. Make sure you clean the furniture thoroughly. Cuprinol Furniture Restorer will help with this, then apply the finish of your choice. Teak oil can either be painted on or used with a cloth. If there are hard to reach areas, then use an aerosol spray to resolve this.
So what are you waiting for, get out there and paint!