Ronseal Sapling Green Garden Paint – Product Review
 by Hannah Smith

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We've been asking our Facebook fans to test our amazing range of Garden Paints and Hannah Smith, from Rutland wanted to give it a go on her shed and outdoor furniture. 

She was looking for a bright but understated look so we sent her our Sapling Green shade and as you can see, the results are amazing.
Hannah certainly put the Garden Paint through its paces and sent us a great review and some lovely photos. Thanks Hannah and we hope you enjoy your revamped garden!

Garden Paint Review

October really means only one thing, winter is coming and it’s important we protect the items that live outside all year round. Using Ronseal Garden Paint means you can do that and give your garden some colour to keep it looking bright during the dark winter months.
I've used cheaper garden paints before, and I've never been impressed; they don’t last long and you’re constantly repainting! Would Ronseal’s Garden Paint be different? As it turns out, yes!
There are 24 great colours to choose from and I picked Sapling Green. I chose to paint my wooden patio table and chair and shed. Preparation was pretty simple and just involved a quick sand down to remove any old paint. If you’re painting metal you’ll need to use a primer, and for brick, terracotta or stone just make sure the area is clean before you start.
Once your surface is ready, the paint needs some preparation time too…this just means giving it a good stir (an old wooden spoon is great for this).

Time to get painting!

I started with my table and flipped it upside down to tackle the underneath and legs first. Remember to paint in the same direction as the grain of the wood or it will look very odd indeed. Once the first coat was done, I flipped the table and painted the top.

 

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Table before...

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Table after...

Whilst the first coat was drying I moved on to my chairs, which got a bit fiddly. I did end up with green hands but was able to wash the colour off easily with some warm water and soap.
Because the paint dries so quickly it’s rainproof in an hour. That meant I was then able to give the table a second coat - top and bottom - without hanging around for ages. Two more coats for the chairs and a final coat for the table and it was all finished. I celebrated with a cup of tea as you can see in the photos!


My shed took more time, mostly because of its size. Again just a light sand down was needed as most of the previous paint had come off already.

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Shed Before...

Shortly after I’d finished the first coat on the shed it started to rain and I thought my work would be ruined but even though it hadn't been an hour the paint didn't run or budge at all.

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Shed After...


After letting everything dry out I gave the shed another two coats and it looked fantastic.
Ronseal say to achieve the best protection and look you should give wood three coats, but if you've only got time for one it looks just as good (but remember it won’t be as well protected).
I'm really impressed with the Ronseal Garden Paint. It gave my furniture and shed a new lease of life and I know they’re fully protected for the cold, wet winter months. I would definitely recommend the paint, and I won’t be using cheaper alternatives again - it’s just not worth it when this is really good value anyway and the coverage is fantastic.

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