A new coat of paint for the garden shed

At times we almost thought this amazing summer would never end. Yet autumn is casting its shadows across the land. The transitional season is coming. Does that mean the intense colours and relaxed time spent outdoors are over for another year? Not at all! Bring a little colour to your outdoor area with our new airless paint sprayer Control 150 M.


Just a while ago there was full sun, a gentle breeze in the green trees and hardly a cloud in the dazzlingly blue sky. And now? The intense and benevolent blue of the sky is increasingly turning to pale shades of grey. The leaves are red, orange, yellow and brown. Autumn is a time of change. On the colour pallet, too. The ideal time to revamp wooden objects in the garden and to protect them against the weather by giving them a coat of paint or varnish. In this way, the outdoor area is given the perfect look – and the autumn blues don’t stand a chance.
Sari and Christian from the blog Saris Garage show how simple and above all quick it is to paint a summerhouse using an airless paint spray system. So that the little house in the garden not only remains practical but also becomes a decorative feature! In this way, when it gets a little colder, it is even more fun to potter about in the garden, put away tools and garden implements, or store furniture and toys for the winter.

Your practical garden shed has to withstand quite a bit: rain, humidity, sun and large swings in temperature. It’s no surprise, then, that the wood turns grey or that cracks develop over time. But you can prevent this by giving your garden shed a protective layer that maintains the natural material for years and lets it shine. Sari and Christian have chosen a strong anthracite colour for the walls of the garden shed and orange accents on the windows, door and roof – that goes perfectly with the gold and red tones of autumn.

When giving the garden shed a two-tone finish, all areas that won’t be sprayed in the same colour should be properly masked off.

Exterior woodwork should always be primed with a wood preservative primer first. If your garden shed already had a coat, it is important to sand everything thoroughly first and to remove the dust and dirt from the surfaces.

Once the primer has been applied, it should be allowed to do its job and dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. The second coat of paint in the desired colour then goes on as briskly as the application of the primer.

Remember that varnish is a covering coat – the grain of the wood will no longer be visible. If you want to see the grain then a stain is the right choice.

The result

“I think Christian was completely done in a quarter of an hour! And the result is clear to see! Smooth and even surfaces with no trace of a paintbrush. Perfect in our eyes!” says Sari about the project. Once the paint is dry, you can continue beautifying your garden shed with plants and decorations, and so enjoy the last hours of autumn sun in your garden to the fullest.

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