Here are some general Frenchic painting tips for outdoor painting
Wooden furniture is almost forever if it has been stored correctly. Painting gives you a new look quickly and inexpensively.
We put together comprehensive and useful tips for do-it-yourself projects for you. Painting outside is a nice summer activity - the best painting weather is a warm and cloudy day - suitably windy and calm.
In this guide, you will get useful tips on how to paint outdoors the best and what you should consider when painting your garden furniture with the Al Fresco series!
Read here also our customers' experiences and feedback about the Frenchic series.
Here we listed a few reasons why Al Fresco paint is the best paint for your garden furniture
Al Fresco is water-based and has a low VOC content. Mildly scented and the scent is short-lasting.
Al Fresco is EN 71-3 certified: 'Toy Safe', which means that this paint is also a safe choice for children's garden furniture or playhouses
Al Fresco is moisture and abrasion resistant
Al Fresco paints have a mold inhibitor and UV protection.
Al Fresco paint can significantly extend the life of your garden furniture
Painting garden furniture is a quick and easy way to update your outdoor space; terrace, balcony, yard or garden. The right color can completely change the mood of the space (and the garden).
You won't find the beautiful shades of the Frenchic series at your local hardware store! Start choosing a color conveniently here.
Then the painting instructions...
Plan your painting project for good weather
So seek shade on a hot day and avoid painting in direct sunlight - paint that dries too quickly may crack and brush marks can be seen as clear furrows on the surface when the paint dries too quickly.
+10 degrees for the first 48 hoursIt's not good to paint in too cold either, the paint doesn't dry and doesn't stick to its substrate in the cold. You should also avoid rain and too much humidity; nighttime humidity and summer rain spoil the drying process of freshly painted furniture and damage the newly painted paint surface. So it is worth researching the weather information in advance. The painting temperature must be at least +10 degrees for the first 48 hours so that the paint begins to dry properly and the surface becomes durable.
Store painted furniture protected from the weather during the winter
Think your patio furniture is too old to paint?
Paint at least two layers on a dry and clean surface
When using paints from the Al Fresco series, always paint at least two layers. Two covering and intact layers of paint make it a moisture-resistant surface. The Al Fresco series is suitable for both indoor and outdoor furniture.
Try it first
Pretreatment and preparations
- cleaning the furniture, rinsing the detergent and drying the surface
- surface roughening and removal of dust from the surface
- paint the first coat on a dry and clean surface
- let dry according to the instructions for 2 hours
- paint a new layer and let it dry for 2 hours
- paint the necessary additional layers and let the furniture dry protected from the weather for at least 48 hours before careful use
- beware of surfaces for three weeks
Al Fresco is a furniture paint for your outdoor furniture
but our customers paint many other materials and objects with it, at their own risk of course. You can find all kinds of ideas, experiences and tips in our FB group.