Garden Paint – exactly what it says on the tin.

Ok, so it might be autumn but there is still time to paint your garden furniture in this Indian Summer we’re having – well the weathermen tell us we are, so it must be true!

I’ve had a bit of a Ronseal paint fuelled summer in the garden this year. I painted my decking in Ronseal decking paint in Charcoal. I rescued a table from a friend, bought some solid wood chairs on Gumtree for only £5 each and painted them in a lovely grey colour called Slate – I love them!


So when Ronseal asked me to test our their garden paint in Willow, along with stencils and bunting, I was only too happy to oblige. However, my shed is in need of replacing rather than repainting, so I hatched a plan to paint my parents shed as a little surprise for them. They had a big brown box in the corner of their garden, so I thought the lovely green Willow colour would look lovely.


I decided to test out the elastic band theory around the paint tin and it really does work, it saved loads of paint collecting in the rim of the tin. It took just two coats. The first went on well, almost like an emulsion consistency. By the time I finished the first cost, I was able to go on from the beginning again straight away, the second coat was much quicker as I didn’t have to do all the fiddly bits again. I loved the little stencil from the Stencil Warehouse. I used a small roller and Ronseal garden paint in White Ash and they looked great!


The before and after shots really show how much nicer the shed looks, even on a dull day!
Needless to say my parents were thrilled with the transformation, a few tears were shed (see what I did there!) which I did catch on camera, but there will be no more sunday lunches for me if I use those pics, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

 I know we’re into Autumn now but all you need is one dry day and a couple of hours and your garden can look good all through the winter too.

I’m also thrilled to share this on the #MAKINGHOME #linkup this week.

9 thoughts on “Garden Paint – exactly what it says on the tin.

    1. The stencilling was my favourite part! I’m going to reuse it on my son’s playhouse in the garden too. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It really makes my day when people other than my friends and family read it! x

    1. Thank you! My parents were very happy with their shed and I love my dark grey decking with light grey chairs. They even look nice on a dull day. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. x

  1. I love the willow colour colour and I really want this in my garden! We’re looking to paint some trellises to put up and I think this would be great. I love this makeover. We need a shed 😉 Thanks for linking up to #MakingHome

    1. Thanks for reading my blog. It’s such a lovely colour. I’d love to see pics of your shed and trellis once you’ve finished! Thanks for having me on the #makinghome linkup. x

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