Things make a better impression when they have a better outlook. Almost everyone likes to renovate areas around their house. Are you tired of seeing your boring storage shed everyday? Do you like giving things a completely new look? Or do you want to renovate your storage shed and change its outlook?
If yes, then why not repaint it and beautify it. Below we discuss some of the ways that you can repaint your storage shed to give it a different look.
Repainting your storage shed can give your garden a facelift. However, it requires using the right tools, correct paint, and proper techniques. Any wrong move can alter its outlook and may not give the results that you want. For many homeowners, repainting quickly becomes disastrous when they pick the wrong brush or don’t paint in the right manner.
Stahl Storage provides its clients with custom-built storage sheds. We are a one-stop-shop for all types of sheds, providing you with customized sheds at a reasonable price.
Items That You Will Need
Before beginning to paint your storage shed, here are some supplies that you should make sure that you have on hand:
- 4 inch paint brush
- Roller brush
- Extension pole
- 7 foot ladder
- Cleaning rags
- Weather-resistant paint of your choice color
- Paint thinner
Once you have all these things, you will be set to repaint your shed.
Clean Your Shed Before Painting
You can’t skip this step if your shed is old. Sheds capture dust and dirt with time. They need proper cleaning before paint can be applied to them. Otherwise, they won’t bring out the results that you want. However, if your shed is new, you can happily skip this step.
Use a diluted cleaner to rub against the surface of the shed with a brush. Clean any mud, mold, webs, and dirt before painting your shed. Let your shed dry in the sunlight, and then begin painting.
Fill Out Any Gaps
Fill in any gaps first if they need filling. You can use different materials to fill gaps and holes. Fill in the material and let it dry completely. You can use a scraper or sandpaper to remove any paint flakes.
Remove any flaky paint that may be hanging outside and smoothen the outer surface. Only then will you be able to achieve a smooth paint surface. You can use sandpaper wrapped around a block to rub against the surface to smoothen it and then wash.
Select The Right Paint
Picking an excellent color for your shed is not enough. Its quality should also be considered as it has to stand in the harsh weather conditions. Good outdoor paint is one that has the following characteristics:
- It is water and mildew resistant
- It is durable
- It is smooth and covers easily
- It is fade resistant
Before applying the paint, you should apply primer. This will allow the paint to stick to the surface better and last longer.
Choose The Right Brush
Cheap brushes will leave streaks and bristles as you paint. This will be problematic for the overall outlook of your shed. Buy a high-quality brush for one time use to avoid such situations. Rollers are useful in such cases as they don’t have bristles and paint smoothly. Try to apply thin paint coats to avoid dripping. Finally, always paint in the same direction.
Learn The Right Painting Technique
After all this, you need to learn the right painting technique to achieve your desired results. You should pick the right colors that are suitable for your garden. You can either use a paint spray or a roller to spread the paint evenly. Usually, three coats are required to paint the shed completely.
You should tape off the parts that you don’t want to paint. Use a washi tape, newspaper, or paper tape for this purpose. You can either paint the trim first or the body.
Contact Stahl Storage
Did you know that Stahl Storage builds aesthetically pleasing storage sheds and cabins that can last for years? Stahl Storage provides the best storage sheds suitable to your garden and storage needs. If you have any questions, let us know by contacting us here.