Five Tips for Painting Your Wood Shed

A wood shed in a garden can provide great storage space for wood and other stuff. Furthermore, wood is often preferred for building a shed since it is a natural material and therefore it enhances the garden environment. However, if you wish to paint your wood shed, you must be careful to do the job correctly in order to apply a protective coating on your shed to protect it from water penetration and even pests. Hence, here are some tips which you should consider before starting painting your wood shed.

1. Surface Preparation

Preparing the surface is the most important step when painting a wood shed because if you don’t have a surface that is free of dirt, loose paint or other debris, you are going to end up with flaking and blistering down the rot. Hence, if your wood shed is made from bare wood, you don’t have to do any scraping or sanding. So, all you need to do is use a pressure washer to clean up your wood shed so you will have a nice clean surface to paint on.

2. Using the Pressure Washer

Before you start using the pressure washer, make sure to repair or replace any loose or broken boards from the shed. Additionally, try also to work in a set pattern while you spray to avoid missing some spots while cleaning others repeatedly. Remember to clean all surfaces that will be painted and not just the obvious ones. Once ready, leave the shed to dry for a day.

3. Apply a Paint Primer

Once the shed is completely dry, you can apply an oil-based primer before starting painting. The primer will seal any holes and will prevent any pests to feed themselves from the wood. Hence, before you apply the primer remember to mask off anything you don’t want material sprayed on. Moreover, if you are using a paint gun for painting the shed, try to maintain a level spray pattern throughout the entire spraying motion and avoid spraying in an arc.

4. Painting the Shed

Once the shed is cleaned and primed you can start the painting process. At this point, it is recommended to use a paint gun rather than a brush in order to evenly paint the wood shed. If necessary, try to apply the paint in thinner coats rather than in one heavy coat to avoid runs, drips and sags. You should also hold the sprayer level at a distance of about 10 inches or 12 inches from the surface and move at a steady pace until you spray all the shed. Furthermore, overlap the spray pattern by approximately 30% to achieve even coverage.

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5. Check for Missing Spots

Once you have sprayed all the surfaces of the wood shed, check the shed for any spots that you have missed during spraying. If you find some, carefully spray them and make sure that you maintain the coating evenly.

At this point, you will have your wood shed painted completely and ready to use. If you wish to have your wooden shed camouflaged among your garden trees and foliage, it is advisable to choose any green-toned paint and not a bright conspicuous color.

New To Taylors This Week!

We have listed some exciting new products on Taylors this week!

To compliment our range of Arbours and Gazebos we have added three new models from one of our most popular manufacturers – Rowlinson.

The Britannia Arbour

The Britannia Arbour

 

First up we have the Britannia  which, as we are sure you will agree, is a most attractive arbour and sure to make a stunning centrepiece to aby garden it is placed in. It is maufactured with quality FSC softwood and comes inclusive of comprehensive instructions and all necessary fittings. This arbour has been designed to be assembled easily by 2 people and will bring you many years of happy trouble free service.

The Bramble Arbour

The Bramble Arbour

 

Our second new product is the Bramble. This sturdy arbour is from the same collection as the Britannia and like its sibling comes with instructions and all the fittings that are required to build it. The side panels are half tongue and groove / half lattice with a pleasing octagonal motif and the seat is specially shaped for added comfort.

Buckingham Gazebo

Buckingham Gazebo

 

Our third new recruit is the Buckingham Gazebo, this is an eight sided structure which is ideal to fit a furniture set underneath if you fancy some outdoor dining. The half trellis panels are pressure treated against rot as is the floor which comes as standard with this model.

 

There are lots more brand new products coming every week so watch this space!!

 

Love Is In The Air……

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August is  “National Romance Awareness Month”.

 

Most people are romantic at heart even if they refuse to acknowledge it, this applies to a lot of our customers too going by some of the items they have bought over the past few months!

This week we thought we would have a run through some of our most popular products which have been designed with romance in mind. You might even find something to ignite your passionate side – who knows!?

First up is our Paris Loveseat.

The Paris Love Seat

The Paris Love Seat

The French capital is of course considered by many to be one of the most romantic places in Europe with its countless restaurants and art galleries. In fact a recent poll showed that the top of the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular places to propose marriage  in the whole world!   All of this should spring to mind when you and a partner are relaxing in this attractive seat, it has a laid back style for optimum comfort and both seats are connected by a central table – just right for a nice bottle of red wine and a couple of glasses.

Along similar lines to the Paris is our Emily Love Seat.

The Emily Love Seat

The Emily Love Seat

 

This outstanding model is manufactured with FSC certified wood  and has a ten year guarantee against rot. This seat also has a central table for drinks, flowers or books but the seats are angled slightly toward each other, which of course can encourage coversation between its occupants.

 

Another variation on this design is the Frecan.

Frecan Wicker Love Seat

Frecan Wicker Love Seat

 

This double seater is made with wicker and includes soft grey cushions in the price (one per seat). The construction of this seat is very light which is ideal if you wish to move this seat around at different times of the day (to either sit in the sun or avoid it). The seat is finished in an anthracite grey colour and is completely water proof, frost proof and tear resistant.

 

The Poseidon Swing Seat is a more traditional spin in our romantic thread.

Poseidon Garden Swing Seat

Poseidon Garden Swing Seat

This delightful two seater is manufactured from high quality planed timber sourced from managed forests. As the name suggests, the seat on this product swings backwards and forwards which in itself is very relaxing. The Poseidon also has solid roof sections which can provide a little  shelter while strengthening the structure of the seat further. Did we mention that it is also on special offer!? save £30 until the end of August!

 

Another avenue worth exploring could be the trusty picnic  blanket which is ideal for day trips or a surprise soirée at the park or by the seaside.

We have one picnic blanket available and this is the Molly

The Molly All Purpose Blanket

The Molly All Purpose Blanket

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This is waterproof thanks to its coated underside and has insulated padding made from 200g/m2 hollow fibre and a cuddly flannel surface.This blanket features practical clips for ease of transportation and, thanks to a zip, the headpiece can be converted in to an extra cushion.

 

 

So there you go! Romance is the theme this month so why not treat yourself and your partner to one of our romantic, lazy day items and enjoy the lovely weather while we still have it!

National Romance Awareness Month!

National Romance Awareness Month!