Painted garden furniture

If you are considering getting rid of your old garden furniture because it’s looking weathered and worn, why not give it a refreshing coat of paint to give it a new lease of life? A coat of paint will not only renew it, but it will protect your furniture from the elements for a good few years to come.

Rust-Oleum Universal is an all-surface paint that can be applied to wood, metal, wicker or plastic furniture without a primer. (It also works on masonry, concrete, vinyl and more!). Choose from a spray paint or brush-applied paint in a selection of colours and finishes.

Follow these easy steps and your furniture will be ready for the summer in no time:

1. Clean your furniture with warm water and allow it to dry thoroughly.

2. Lightly sand any rough areas and ensure the surface is free from dust, loose paint, rust, wax, oil and grease.



If painting with Rust-Oleum Universal brush-applied paint, stir the paint thoroughly. Place furniture onto a dustsheet and use a small brush.

When dry, apply a second coat if necessary.


If using a spray paint, ensure you are working in a well ventilated area and cover surrounding areas to protect from overspray. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the furniture and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.

Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint and brush paint is available from Homebase and other leading stockists. From £8.99 for 250ml.

Visit for further information.

Emma Irving

Tel. 0191 411 3116

Rust-Oleum Spray Paints

Portobello Industrial Estate


Co Durham