Paint and Décor: Taking garden décor outside

The trend in recent years towards painting garden furniture, sheds, timber, panelling, decking and pretty much anything that’s stationary in the garden is a welcome phenomenon for the decorative coatings industry, writes Padraic McGuinness of Albany Home Décor.

It has had the effect of driving creativity and design for the consumer, and innovation and product development from the manufacturers. For the paint specialist merchant, it has provided a new and exciting range of products to engage and excite customers and expand the possibilities of the ‘décor scheme’.

At Albany Home Décor, I have seen this trend growing season on season in terms of the product mix and choice but also in the boldness of colour application in the garden. Leading woodcare brands that are popular choices with customers include Sadolin, Ronseal and Cuprinol, as well as more specialised products such as Woodoc and Sikkens. There are also a wide range of trim paints available in thousands of colours so scheme options are endless


It’s all about colour! Use two or more colours to contrast with each other to create a great impact. Perfect for: Garden furniture, summerhouses, arbours and decking. 

Catch up on the other posts in our Paint and Décor supplement here.