Outdoor ideas

Outdoor ideas A new look through DIY

Is your garden furrniture a little worse for wear after the winter?
Does your yard need livening up? These easy ideas can help
you to create a new look for your yard in a heartbeat.

Garden ideas

How we did it

Ball barbeque

We wanted this ball-shaped barbecue grill in silver rather than light green. The surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then we painted it with a silver heat-resistant spray paint and its legs were painted with a black heat-resistant spray.

Ball barbeque Before
Ball barbeque After

Products used Kuumakesto heat-resistant black 600C
Kuumakesto heat-resistant silver 600C

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. Paint the surface with the heat-resistant spray
3. Let the surface dry for 30 min
4. Heat the surface for approximately 60 minutes at +200 degrees Celsius

Garden chairs

These wooden armchairs had suffered in the weather, so we treated them with teak oil to make them look brand new.
The surfaces were cleaned and treated with TeakOil spray, which we let dry for 10 minutes before wiping away excess oil.

Garden chairs Before
Garden chairs After

Products used Teak Oil brown

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly
2. Treat with TeakOil
3. Let dry for 10 minutes
4. Wipe away excess oil
5. Check that the surface is dry before use

Garden furniture

This garden furniture is made from wood and metal, and had really suffered in the weather. It desperately needed new surfacing.
The chairs and table were disassembled and sodablasted until clean. Then they were painted using the smooth Maston Hammer spray. The wooden parts were painted a bright white and the metal parts were painted black.

Garden furniture Before
Garden furniture After

Products used Hammer smooth black spray
Hammer smooth white spray

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats and paint the last layer on while the previous layer is still wet

Wooden furniture

This wooden furniture had suffered in the weather, so we treated it with teak oil to make it look brand new.
The surfaces were cleaned and treated with TeakOil spray, which we let dry for 10 minutes before wiping away excess oil.

Wooden furniture Before
Wooden furniture After

Products used Teak-oil brown

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly
2. Treat with TeakOil
3. Let dry for 10 minutes
4. Wipe away excess oil
5. Check that the surface is dry before use

Tuning your car

How we did it

Choose an item

Car

This powerful but slightly boring gray car was livened up with some black rubber coating. The parts to be treated were degreased and cleaned, and the parts which were not to be treated were protected before work began.

Car Before
Car After

Products used RUBBERcomp matt black

Instructions: 1. Carefully clean the surfaces before painting
2. Apply thin layers, allowing the surface to dry 10-20 minutes before layers
3. Apply the coats perpendicular to one another
4. The rubber coating will be sufficiently thick after about four coats

Tuning your bicycle

How we did it

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Bicycle

This old children's bike really needed a new surface. It was disassembled into parts and carefully cleaned and degreased. Then the surfaces were painted with a primer and then a top coat of black and white.

Bicycle Before
Bicycle After

Products used Acrylcomp RAL0518 primer, gray
Acrylcomp RAL9010 white spray
Acrylcomp RAL9005 black spray

Instructions: 1. Carefully clean the surfaces before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats and paint the last layer on while the previous layer is still wet

Scooter

This old kids' scooter was given a new lease of life. The surfaces were cleaned and degreased. To ensure good adhesion, the scooter was first treated with plastic primer, then painted in beautiful pastel colors.

Scooter Before
Scooter After

Products used Maston plastic primer
100 series pastel blue
Carcolor green MA105900
100-series pink
You will also need sandpaper

Instructions: 1. Sand the surfaces until even and then clean them thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats and paint the last layer on while the previous layer is still wet