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Repaint garden shed - step by step instructions


No matter how good your garden looks - if it is a weathered garden house, it ruins the sight. My instructions show you how to renew your garden house step by step.

A garden shed weathered over time

Garden houses are a fine thing. In the past, they were used only as tool sheds or as storage space for bicycles, but today they are much more than that. Often they are even furnished like a living room, so that even garden parties or romantic evenings can be spent here for two.
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But what's the use of the most cozy atmosphere when the garden house simply doesn't look nice from the outside? After all, wind, weather and sunshine not only make untreated and untreated garden houses look old, but also painted ones over time.

With the right preparatory work and a high-quality weather protection paint, you can quickly give your old garden shed a new shine. Our instructions show you how to do this.

You need:

  • broom
  • wire brush
  • Sandpaper (medium grit) / sanding machine
  • Respirator
  • Cover / Newsprint
  • soft, wide flat brush
  • wood primer
  • Wetterschutzfarbe

Instructions for painting a garden shed

➤ Step 1:

Before you can swing the brush, you must first clean your garden shed thoroughly. In the first step, sweep the surface with a broom and then with a wire brush to remove cobwebs and other dirt.

Alternatively, you can also check your garden shed. Before moving on to the next step, you should let the house dry completely.

➤ Step 2:

To remove old paint residues, you should now take sandpaper with a medium grain size and sand down the entire garden house. If you want to make this work easier, you can of course also use a grinding machine. However, with both variants it is important that you put on a respirator. This will prevent you from breathing in the grinding dust.

Then you have to sweep your garden house again to remove the sanding dust.

➤ Step 3:

Now put covering foil or newspaper around your garden house so that no color can seep into the ground later. Then you can finally pick up a soft, wide flat brush and paint your garden house with a wood primer. You should do this twice.

By priming with wood primer, the weather protection paint then holds better. The coating with wood primer also optimally protects the wood from an attack with blue stain (read more about it here).

➤ Step 4:

After the wood primer has dried properly, you can now apply the weather protection paint. The choice of color is of course a matter of taste. But remember that this should match the rest or the style of your garden. How about, for example, a garden house in the Scandinavian red and white style?

No matter which shade you have chosen, let the paint dry well after painting. Then you should paint your garden house a second time. And you're done with the beautification of your garden house.

If you buy a garden shed or build a garden shed, you should do this work immediately after construction, so that the wood is protected and looks good right from the start.