Thanks for taking the time to read our review on the best paint for decking. For a long time the vast majority of people used a decking stain or a decking oil for their decks and patios. That has now started to change and a lot of people now prefer to paint their decks.
That trend has become popular as many TV DIY shows are starting to use this as an option to add a bit of colour to the garden. It is also a cheaper option for many people. BY using a spray gun that can also help speed up the process of painting decks and fences.
Your choice of paint or stain will really depend on what type of look you want to have in your garden. Just below we have reviewed the various painting options for your decking.
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Popular Deck Paint Colours
There are a number of choices when it comes to painting your deck and these include charcoal, slate, chestnut, stone, sage English oak, deep blue etc.
You can typically buy this type of paint in either 2.5 litre or 5 litre tins. A 2.5 litre tin will be able to cover around 10 square metres and a 5 litre tin up to 20 square metres with one coat.
These paints are pretty good at filling in small cracks as well.
Pros and Cons of Painting a Deck
You get to pick a nice colour that you like and that suits the decor of your garden
It offers a good level of protection to a wooden decking
You can mix and match colours between the actual decking and any rails and posts
It will be hard to get back to the original wood
Painting means regular maintenance and most likely they will need to be painted once a year
As well as our many tool reviews, we have also included a whole range of articles, on how to use them. This will include the many tasks that you may have to do at home. That could include putting up a shelf, drilling through tiles, drilling through concrete, laying carpet, fixing a leaking tap, and just about any other thing that you can think of.
The site is managed and run by myself Enda, an electrician by trade, and by my friend Geoff, a painter with many years of experience. We have done house renovations, construction builds and extensions, loft and garage conversions, conservatories, fencing, path making and just about any other job in the construction and building industry.
Between us, we have a lot of experience, and we are more than happy to share that with you here.
Thanks for reading our best paint for decking article and we hope it has given you a better insight into the world of painting. If you would like some more information on painting equipment you could have a look at our article on Painting and Decorating Tools.