Wel­come the new sea­son with a burst of trop­i­cal colour

South African Garden and Home - - Contents - Breathe new life into out­door fur­ni­ture with a coat of paint. Pre­neshree Pillay of Du­lux of­fers th­ese tips

Make this spring a bright one



Prepa­ra­tion is im­por­tant. If there are vis­i­ble knots in the wood, treat them with a knot­ting agent and prime nail heads with a steel primer.

Ap­ply one coat of wood primer. For very ab­sorbent wood, two coats may be re­quired. Al­ter­na­tively, you could use Du­lux Su­per­grip if us­ing wa­ter­based paint. Spe­cial at­ten­tion must be given to paint­ing the end grain to avoid mois­ture pen­e­tra­tion – ap­ply a sec­ond coat after 10 – 20 min­utes.

For best re­sults, fol­low this with a uni­ver­sal un­der­coat.

To fin­ish, ap­ply a wa­ter-based enamel such as Du­lux Pear­lGlo. It’s avail­able in a va­ri­ety of tinted colours and has a mid-sheen fin­ish.

SOURCES De­sign Team de­sign­team­fab­ Du­lux du­ Es­que es­ FabHabi­tat fabhabi­ KNUS Mr Price Home mr­ Wool­worths wool­ Yup­piechef yup­

Cosy up on spring nights with a throw. Me­lange ribbed throw,R479, Wool­worths. Add a dash of red with this scat­ter, R149,99, from Mr Price Home. Add con­trast to the warm yel­lows and reds with this blue palm scat­ter, R390, from KNUS. The pa­tio is an ex­ten­sion of the home, so give it some ex­tra com­fort with a rug. Out­door rug, from R599, FabHabi­tat. In­clude pat­tern with a dec­o­ra­tive plate likethis one, R69,95, from Wool­worths. Sip tea from one of Le Creuset’s stoneware mugs, R249, from Yup­piechef. Use brightly coloured scat­ters to ac­ces­sorise a com­fort­able arm­chair like this one,R6 556, from Es­que. Off­set bright colours with on-trend gold. Twee­dle pouffe, R199,99, Mr Price Home. Layer pat­tern on pat­tern with this gor­geous turquoise fabric, R595/m2, from De­sign Team. Put your feet up while en­joy­ing the af­ter­noon sun. Yel­low ot­toman, R870, KNUS.

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