Faye decided to give her outdoor storage seat a splash of colour. She chose
Taubmans Outdoor Colour for the task because it doesnít need priming, its touch
dry in 30 minutes, itís washable, and itís designed for the outdoors - so itís
Outdoor paint is available in a variety of colours, so youíre sure to be able to
match your existing colour scheme, or simply find a colour you love.
Faye gave the seat a single coat, so the timber grain would still be visible. To
add an interesting touch to the seat, Faye cut a gumleaf shape from stiff
cardboard to use as a stencil.
She used spray paint to create a two-tone gumleaf motif on several panels of the
seat. Just hold the stencil in place and spray the first colour. For a touch of
realism, scratch a line down the centre of each leaf with a screwdriver or can
opener. When the first colour is dry, flip the stencil over and spray the second
You can make any design stencil you like, and use it again and again.
Soak your brush in warm
water for a couple of minutes before you start. This will stop the bristles
absorbing paint, and give good flow right from the start.
All products from the Taubmans range are available at good hardware stores.