Get your garden ready for spring
23rd February 2022
Spring is slowly approaching, which means one thing, time to decorate your garden! With the unconventional British weather, keeping your garden intact over the colder months can seem impossible. So now the forecast is looking up, it is time to revamp your garden.
Flowers, plants and outdoor lighting are no longer the only ways to revamp your outdoor space. A lick of paint can go a long way, and change your space entirely for the warmer weather.
Shopping with Seagulls will keep costs low, but quality high, and certainly impress your garden party guests.
Also, we have an amazing offer on all repurposed masonry paint, on sale for just £1 a litre for all of March.
What needs painting in your garden?
Here is a list of things that may need a fresh lick of paint after the miserable weather;
- Garden Fence
- Garden Furniture
- Plant pots
- Exterior house wall/doors
What you need to do before painting
There are multiple steps you must take into consideration before you begin your project;
- What type of surface you are working on?
- What is the quality of the surface?
- Will it need sanding, or even the use of a pressure washer to clean it up
- Have you thought about applying a primer first for durability
What paint should you use in your garden?
So you have prepped your surface, what now? It’s time to paint!
Wooden surfaces/decking- 100% acrylic water-based paint to give the evenest paint coverage
Doors- A high gloss finish for that extra pop
Metal outdoor surfaces- Oil-based exterior paint will be most effective in preventing rust.
Plant pots- Exterior water-based paints, using a small brush for precision
How to pick your colours
Gardens have slightly more free reign than interior spaces. Using bright colours can give your outdoor space that extra pop in time for the warm weather.
We offer a Bespoke Paint service, for water-based paints only. A lot of outdoor paints are oil-based, which we unfortunately can’t mix, as our pigment.
You can nab yourself 2.5L of Bespoke paint for just £11, rather than £52 from Farrow & Ball.
Whilst 5L of Seagulls bespoke paint stands at £16.50, rather than £89 at Farrow & Ball.
If you are swaying towards an oil-based paint, then we most likely have what you are looking for on our shelves, just nip in and find your match!
What you will need
We sell everything you need, not just paint! Here are some things you can pick up at Seagulls
- 4″ Masonry brush £5
- 4″ Shed brush £5
- 9″ Harris Roller with 4 heads £9.50
- 10pk solvent roller heads £12.99
- Ready Mixed Filler 1.4kg £4
- Scraper £2.50
We can’t wait to see you all!