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Lorena Smalley

West Edmonton Paint Store Passionate about Colour and Design!

Gil and Sabrina Antunes opened The Brilliant Brush in the Spring of 2019. Between them, they have 30 years of experience in the commercial painting and interior design industry. Now focused exclusively on the paint business, you can lean on them for paint advice, getting estimates or choosing a colour. 

We are very excited to have The Brilliant Brush be part of our Friends of WSAC and look forward to the fun articles and Toonie Talks they will be doing at our centre!

 

With spring now in swing, why not refresh your outdoor furniture so it is ready for those quick summer months.  Following this how to guide will leave you sitting pretty in your garden.

Guest Blog Post – How to Paint & Stain Outdoor Wood Furniture

With smart planning, painting and staining your outdoor furniture can take place in less than a weekend.

There are many different types of outdoor furniture types—wicker, wrought iron, aluminum and plastic—but wood is by far the most popular. Whether you go with an opacity that allows your wood furniture’s natural grain to show through or opt for an opaque solid in your choice of 3,500+ colours, a fresh stain on outdoor furniture will yield a great new look.

Staining and painting outdoor furniture is a lot easier with expert advice to guide you. Follow these steps to achieve the best results.

 

Step #1: Prepare the Surface

The first step in staining or painting outdoor furniture is to make certain that the wood is absolutely dry and free of mould and mildew. Be sure to check the undersides, too.

If the old surface has stains from mould or mildew, you can properly prepare it by using a premium cleaner like Benjamin Moore® Clean (318). For mild cases, you can mix up your own solution using one part of household bleach to three parts water (it’s best to do this outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.) Be sure to rinse the furniture and allow it to completely dry before applying the stain.

If the weather is cold, move the furniture indoors to dry; in milder weather, it’s enough to place the furniture in a garage, carport, or other shelter from the rain. Don’t cover the furniture with plastic or a tarp, as that will not allow enough air circulation for thorough drying.

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