Tips for painting your wooden tool shed
In New Zealand and Australia, any single storey structure, not used for living in, has two openings and is used usually for storage purposes is named as a shed. For people like us who are interested in gardening, we know exactly the ample amount of stuffs required daily and hence owing a shed is very essential. Usually people prefer wooden sheds for gardening purposes because it is a natural element and hence enhances the garden ambience .
Now wood is obviously prone to water soaking and also pest attacks so it is important to apply a protective coating on the shed surface (painting) skilfully in order to prevent those circumstances and make it last longer. So for the owners of wooden shed, this is an interesting article in which some tips for painting the wooden sheds will be highlighted for your benefits–
1. The initial and the most important part of shed painting is preparing the shed-surface i.e. cleaning all the dust and dirt. If you skip this step there would inevitably be blistering and flaking on the surface after you have completed painting. It is advisable to scrape or sand the surface or in case of bare wood, cleaning it up with pressure washer will be good enough.
2. While using a pressure washer, keep in mind not to skip certain surfaces and to use it uniformly. It would be best if you could set a pattern while spraying so that the uniformity is maintained. After this cleaning process leave your shed for a day to dry.
3. When the shed is completely dry, use primer paint first. Usage of this primer paint seals the holes on the surface and hence does not allow any pest to feed on the wood. If there is any part you don’t want the primer to be sprayed on, mask them. Avoid spraying in an arc pattern and maintain a level.
4. For painting the shed, using paint gun is advised rather than brushes for an even finish. Try to apply the paint in thinner coats in order to avoid drips, sags and runs. Spray the paint from a distance of around 10-12 inches and overlap the spray so that an even coverage is achieved.
5. Finally, after you are done, check the shed surface for spots that you might have missed out and re do them. Your painting process will hence be finished with complete efficacy.