Summer is a great season for painting and staining projects. You don’t have to worry about rainwater washing away your hard work, nor do you have to shiver and shake while painting and staining. As long as you can stand the heat, you can stand to paint – but for how long?
Maybe you don’t have that much time, and maybe you just don’t feel like taking too much time to paint. Either way, these painting and staining projects are perfect for summer and can be completed in a snap.
Painting fences may seem like a Tom Sawyer-esque trick, but it’s also a fantastic choice for a fast painting or staining project. Since it’s “just” a fence, you probably won’t have to paint that big of a surface. What’s more, as with the other options on this list, both painting and staining can work.
Garden fences are also a great idea because they naturally go around foliage, which offers its own brilliant bouquet of flowers, fruit, shrubs, and grass. The contrast between their natural colors and your paints can help your garden area really pop.
Sometimes beauty is its own reward. If you have your own unique feature in your backyard and think it could do with a bit more color, why not consider staining or painting it? Not only is this a great way to add a splash of color to your home without engaging in a long project, but this can also be a great way of tapping into your natural creativity and letting it run wild.
If you are interested in having birds flutter around your backyard, you might consider getting a bird feeder or similar features. These are, of course, already painted, but there is no reason why you can’t touch up that paint yourself if there’s a color you prefer.
What’s more, if you are making a makeshift wooden bird feeder yourself, painting and staining it can make the process that much more artistic and enjoyable.
Your patio furniture already plays a pivotal role in ornamenting your property. It needs to straddle the line between form and function, and this is another element of that.
In terms of form, painting or staining your patio furnishings can be a great way of adding new color not just to these features but the entire area which they adorn. They are bound to be among the larger elements of your patio décor. Changing their color scheme can, thus, affect your entire backyard’s color palette.
In terms of function, painting or staining your patio furnishings can increase their longevity dramatically. Staining in particular can be a great way to keep moisture or insects from seeping or boring in and ruining the lovely woodwork.
Either way, because they’re furnishings and not an entire patio deck or exterior wall, they shouldn’t take too long.