Recently on Lets Do It, Kevin made a great lattice screen with the help of a
MITREPLAN but he left it in its raw state. Faye decides to paint it cream and
green to match the existing colour scheme of the backyard.
If you have a similar job ahead of you, use a spray gun on the lattice and a
brush on the poles.
The easiest way to paint the lattice is to actually remove it by taking out all
the screws that hold it to the timber frame.
Put a drop sheet on the ground and lay the lattice down on it. You will get a
much better finish and it will save you from making too much of a mess.
Hire a spray gun from Kennards for the day; there is no point in buying one
unless you use it all the time.
If you choose a self-priming paint it means you don’t have to use a primer or an
undercoat. You can paint straight onto the raw wood.
A paint like Taubmans SunProof Max is a great choice, it is especially designed
for outside conditions and will last a long time.
Before you start spraying on the paint make sure you wear some disposable
clothing. Spray the first coat of paint onto your lattice lying on the drop
While you are waiting for that to dry you can paint the poles of the frame.
Once the lattice and the poles are dry you can attach the lattice to the frame
again. Simply put the screws that you took out earlier back in place and you are
Now your lattice screen looks really complete!
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