Time to Paint that Shed!

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Painting your shed will add character to your backyard as well as preserve your wood for many years to come. There are a few rules that have to be followed for a successful paint job of your pine shed. Doing some surface sanding and then washing the surface will ensure the best paint application. Wait until the surface is completely dry before applying primer. Primer will prevent sap and resin from damaging your paint job. For best results apply two coats. Make sure the primer is completely dry before you get into a mess with paint. Once your shed is all dry you can apply paint. Apply as many coats as you would like but again make sure the previous coat has dried.

To keep that cabin feel you can stain your shed and keep that natural look to your shed. To make your shed a focal point, the right color patterns can make your shed very attractive. If you have a lot of greenery in your yard try a gold color maybe even a reddish gold which will play well with your surroundings. You can try to match your shed with the color of the surrounding tree trunks. This will blend your shed into the environment. A grayish brown and navy blue works looks nice in the yard. If it will be in open space I recommend lighter colors like natural tan.
The right color mix can work well too. Just pick the colors you like and paint them side by side on an example. Try to make your example proportionate to how much of each color will be used on your shed.

For the actual paint, Acrylic latex is known to be the most long lasting paint and is also believed to be better for your health than other options. Be sure to ask a professional at a paint store so they can steer you toward exactly what you are looking for.

If you want your shed to last you have to apply stain or paint to protect it from weather damage. Consider the weather in your area and buy paint or stain made especially to protect from those natural erosions. You will be surprised how long your shed can last. Look at your environment for inspiration when choosing paint color. Also look to the foundational design elements in your house that can work well for you outdoor structure. Be creative and have fun!

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