Paint will transform garden furnitureAs much as we love the natural wood look, we also think painted garden furniture can look fantastic. Painting can transform garden furniture both old and new. Here’s our guide to painting yours...


If you are painting existing furniture, remove any dirt, sand it down and allow it to dry before you apply any paint. If it has been previously painted, you may need to strip it back to bare wood.

For new wooden furniture, normally all you need to do is lightly sand, clean and dry. Do check the instructions on the paint you are using, as some pressure treated furniture should be left to weather before it is painted.

Choose the right paints

The paints now available on the market, come in a fantastic range of shades, from modern to traditional. For some painted garden furniture inspiration have a look at Protek's makeover gallery.

Choose your colour

Create a bold statement with vivid colours or subtle shades to complement your garden. With such a great range of colours available on the market, you can let your creativity go wild!

Paint and protect

If you will be painting outside, wait for a spell of dry weather. Otherwise, look for a well ventilated undercover painting spot. Once painted, you may want to apply a protective coat. To ensure a long life for your garden furniture, we would always recommend that you follow the manufacturers instructions on the treatment you have used. This will help ensure your painted garden furniture stays looking pristine for longer.


Finally, make time to enjoy and show off all your hard work, perhaps invite friends round for a BBQ and with the changing Seasons, why not take a look at our selection of BBQ Shelters to keep you sheltered from any outbreaks of rain! Look out for our upcoming blog on finishing touches to complete the look.

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