A fantastic method to freshen up your outside area and give your house some personality is to paint the garden wall. Painting your garden wall is a task that can be completed with a few basic tools and some hard work, whether your goal is to add a vibrant accent wall, a flash of colour, or simply to freshen the current paint. If you are unsure what colour or paint to pick, our super experienced painters in South Dublin can give you the best possible advice either in person or over the phone, whatever suits your needs.
Examining the state of your garden wall is essential before you begin. Is it in decent shape or do you notice any cracks, flaking paint, or other damage? Before painting, you might need to repair any damage to the wall. This may entail applying filler to cracks or mending any sections that are peeling or eroding. Our Painters are fully competent with carrying out all of the above and are fully insured and VAT registered.
Select the Proper Paint
You must select the proper paint after evaluating the wall’s condition. The best paint to use on garden walls is one made expressly for outdoor use. These paints will offer more durability and resistance to fading than interior paints because they are designed to endure the elements. To guarantee that your wall will continue to look fantastic for years to come, search for paints that are waterproof and have a UV-resistant formula.
You can pick almost any colour you want when it comes to hue. Dark hues will absorb more heat, so it’s crucial to keep that in mind. On hot days, this can result in an extremely hot wall. If you’re worried about this, you could try to choose brighter hues if you spend a lot of time in your garden. As an alternative, you might think about painting your wall with heat-reflective paint to keep it cool. Our top tip: Never be afraid to go bold with colour on a garden wall, why not bring your garden to life and make it a conversation starter.
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First, wash the wall.
Make sure the wall is clean and clear of any dirt, dust, or debris before you begin painting. After removing any flaking paint or loose debris with a stiff-bristled brush, wash the wall with a power washer or a garden hose. You might have to use a specialized cleaner to get rid of any tough stains or places with moss or mildew. Our Painters prefer a standard “hose down” instead of power washing as power washing may not take off just the dirt, but small chips of the wall with it.
Step two: Guard your garden.
It’s crucial to take precautions to shield your garden from drips and overspray when painting because it might be messy. Use plastic sheeting or a drop cloth to cover any plants or flowers that are close to the wall, and use tape or newspaper to cover any surfaces you don’t want paint on. We cannot be more careful with this step. Our worst nightmare is a customer saying we have got paint on their tiles or slabs! Luckily, I doesn’t happen for us that’s to our extremely careful and tidy Painters
Prime the wall in step three.
Before you begin painting, you must first apply a coat of primer if the surface has never been painted before or if you have had to repair any damage. This will guarantee that the paint adheres properly and aid to create a smooth, even surface. Before advancing to the next step, let the primer completely dry.
Step 4: Apply wall paint.
It’s time to go painting now! Apply the paint in even, thin coats using a brush or a roller. Be sure to avoid applying too much paint at once, begin at the top of the wall and work your way down. To distribute the paint evenly and prevent drips while using a roller, use a paint tray. To get a seamless finish while using a brush, utilize long, fluid strokes that merge into one another.
Let the paint to dry in step 5.
Prior to adding a second coat of paint after the first coat has dried completely, you must wait for it to do so. This may require a few hours to a day depending on weather conditions.
When revamping your garden walls, our painters will follow all the steps above and be super cautious along the way to ensure not a drop of paint gets anywhere it shouldn’t!
The small paints company has several extremely experienced painters that are ready to transform your garden on a minute’s notice. If you wish to get booked in for a , FREE Quotation Call our office today on 086 127 7319 today. You will be provided with a free, same day quote, and, if you wish to proceed, we will guarantee have the job commenced the same week.