How Do I Paint My Wooden Garden Furniture?

No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, an easy transformation or clever refresh can be achieved by simply painting your garden furniture. Have a few tired looking wooden chairs? It’s time to revive them


Step 1 Using a sanding block, sand around the surfaces of your wooden furniture. Make sure all the surfaces are dry, free from dirt, and that any previously treated wood is stripped back.

Step 2 Dust off all your newly sanded surfaces using a dusting brush.

Step 3 Prime with Ultra Primer, tinted to the same colour as your topcoat if possible 

Step 4 Apply the topcoat. Using your paintbrush start applying the colour evenly along the grain of the wood. We recommend choosing from one of the following in our range:

  1. Ultra Matt
  2. Ultra Classic
  3. Valtti Opaque
  4. Unica Akva
  5. Unica Semi-Gloss Enamel

Step 5 After completing the first coat, leave it to dry in accordance with the datasheet before applying a second coat.

Alternatively, our handy garden furniture kit includes everything you'll need


For lacquering your garden furniture follow the same steps but apply 2 coats of one of the following:

  1. Unica Akva Lacquer (Water-based)
  2. Unica Super Lacquer 20, Unica Super Lacquer 60, Unica Super Lacquer 90 (depending on sheen level required)


If you require more advice on painting your wooden garden furniture, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send a message to our technical team.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

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