Learning how to paint decking will totally transform your space. Go for a modern vibe with dark and moody gray, try a pretty pastel, or maybe something like this soft sage green is more your style.
Why stop there? While you've got your brush in hand, perhaps your outdoor furniture could do with an update, too. Just remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast before you start.
'It is very important to take into account weather conditions when decorating, not only whilst doing the job but also during drying and curing times,' says Matthew Brown, a Technical Consultant for Sadolin and Sandtex. For example, during early fall, the mornings can be damp and the evenings can see dramatic temperature drops. This increases humidity levels, which, at best, will slow down drying times but at worst can allow moisture to get trapped in the coating film, he says.
And, when considering colors, Kevin O’Donnel, also from Sadolin and Sandtex, shares some useful tips. Darker colors heat up and disperse moisture faster than lighter colors when the sun comes out, he says. This causes furniture to dry quicker, which means it's less likely to break down in cold, wet conditions, or rust if it's metal. Lighter colors like white will stay colder and wetter for longer, he adds.