5 DIY painting projects to refresh the outside of your home

With summer on the way, it’s a good time to give the outside of your home a fresh look. Just a few coats of paint can transform your home’s appearance. If you’re not sure where to start, here are five ideas to inspire you.

  1. Give your front door a new look

Painting your front door a new colour is a quick, easy and fun way to update your home. Wooden front doors age over time, and paint can crack, flake, or peel. Getting a great finish begins at the preparation stage, so, before you get out your paintbrush, you need to adequately remove any existing paint. The best way to do this without damaging the wood is to use Peel Tec, a non-aggressive paint stripper. Its aerosol application makes it easy to apply. Simply spray it on, wait 10 minutes and then scrape off the residue. With little effort, the surface will soon be clean and ready for a new colour.

  1. Get window frames looking good as new

Any exterior painted wood faces harsh exposure to the elements. Over time, window frames and doors will start to show signs of aging and lose that brand-new shine they once had. But a fresh coat of paint is all they need to look good as new again. Repainting window frames might seem like a big job, but Peel Tec can cut down the amount of time and effort it takes to prepare the frames for a fresh coat. Plus, you don’t need to worry about inhaling toxic chemicals as Peel Tec is free from Methyl Chloride and environmentally safe.

  1. Refresh your fence and gate

If you’re planning on spending the summer in your garden, make it a more pleasant space by repainting your fence and gates. Peel Tec can help you quickly and efficiently remove any old paint from even large surface areas, such as fences, so you can move on to painting and spend more time relaxing.

  1. Spruce up your garage door

Garage doors often go neglected and, if you’ve refreshed the rest of your home, you might notice it looking tired. A new coat of paint could be all it needs to give it a new lease of life. But if there’s rust or damaged paint, make sure you remove it first using Peel Tec. Peel Tec works on a range of different surfaces to safely and effectively prepare the area for paint application. Just spray, leave, scrape, and repaint!

  1. Revamp your garden furniture

Upcycling garden furniture is a great way to get ready for summer. If you’ve already given your wooden garden tables and chairs a coat of paint or two in the past, it’s a good idea to strip it back before adding a new layer. Peel Tec’s universal application style means that you can confidently transform any painted surface with the same paint removal method in under 10 minutes.

If you’re inspired to get started with some outdoor DIY, pick up your Peel Tec from one of our retail partners, including Jewson, now.

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