Don’t Let Your Shed Be the Ugly Ducking

    Gone are the days when a garden shed was a simple space for tools, paints and varnishes, full of mud and cobwebs and clad with worn, damp wood. Now that homeowners are utilising their gardens more and more, many are making the lowly garden shed an external feature in its own right.

    Thanks to platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, homeowners are seeing the benefits that can be had from picking up the paint brush and turning their sheds from drab to fab.

    New build properties often come equipped with a garden that is purely a blank canvas, perfectly suited for the new homeowner to make their own. One such owner wanted to do just that and after filling up the garden with brightly coloured plants and flowers, they felt their shed looked unloved.

    As they live in close proximity to woodland, the homeowner was passionate that any products they used within their outdoor spaces would not be hazardous to any animal or plant life that comes into contact with it.

    Osmo Country Colour was the clear choice for the project, boasting contents that contain no harsh chemicals. Country Colour offers an opaque, satin wood finish for exterior wood. The range promises premium durability and a rich colour, hiding the natural colour and grain of the wood yet maintaining the wood’s natural texture. The solution not only rejuvenates the wood, but leaves it protected against the unpredictable British weather. It is ideal for renewing previously stained, weathered or discoloured wood surfaces, giving wooden surfaces, such as sheds and summer houses, protection for many years.

    Country Colour can be applied to a range of wood species, including oily and exotic materials. Based on natural vegetable oils, the finish allows the wood to breathe, preventing it from cracking, peeling or blistering. Requiring only two coats, it can be applied using a roller or brush and has an approximate drying time of 8 – 10 hours.

    The homeowner selected Light Grey for their renovation project, offering a contemporary appearance. By renovating this simple garden shed, this savvy couple have not only lengthened the life of their shed but have also created an aesthetically pleasing feature which sits perfectly within its contemporary surroundings. By adding solar powered hanging lights and a seating area, they have successfully created a stunning and relaxing area in which to relax during the warm summer months.

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