Autumn is here so you know what that means. Frosty mornings, the crunch of leaves, bonfires, and massive heating bills. To save energy, and hopefully cut costs, here’s a few DIY tips before winter.
How to strip old paint from garden furniture
Before you can give your garden furniture a makeover, you need to remove the old and flaky paint. Here’s how you can do this in just 30 minutes.
What you’ll need:
- Garden Furniture Stripper
- Pallet knife
First things first, you need to choose a warm and dry day.
Once you’ve picked the right day, you’ll need to dust down your furniture to make sure there’s no dirt.
If there are bits of paint that you don’t want to remove, protect it with a dustsheet.
Apply the stripper
Grab your brush and put a generous amount of Garden Furniture Stripper on your piece of furniture. Put the kettle on, have a cup of tea and wait half an hour for the stripper to do its job. It won’t blister or fizz but trust us, it’s working.
Use something sharp, like a pallet knife, and scrape away a small patch of paint. If it comes away easily then you’re ready to go.
Give your furniture a good scrub in both directions to loosen up the paint. Keep adding small amounts of water and scrubbing until all the paint is gone. If there are parts you can’t reach then use a pallet knife to remove the excess paint.
Once you’ve finished, rinse it all off with some cold water and your furniture will be ready to protect.
We caught up with Katy of Buttonfly Furniture recently and she shared some tips those of you keen to start an upcycling project may find useful.
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