After a long winter and a busy spring your patio is probably in need of a spruce up. First thing to do is give it a good clean and, if you have weatherboards, a patch and paint job may be in order.
Give your patio a quick and easy makeover to set it up for outdoor entertaining. Classic weatherboards are a great backdrop for country styling and if your cladding is looking a bit worse for wear you can freshen it with gap sealer and a paint touch-up.
Gather your supplies
- Selleys No More Gaps Exterior
- Exterior acrylic paint
You’ll also need
- Short-handled brush
For you to note
- Gaps between boards need to be sealed, as they can lead to rot due to moisture build-up.
- Use a flexible gap filler formulated for outdoor use that’s UV- and mould-resistant, so it deals with house movement and weathering.
- This project uses a filler tube but you can use a cartridge and caulking gun
Use brush to clean weatherboards.
Cut tip of gap filler tube on an angle. Wearing gloves, apply a bead along each gappy joint in one long motion, maintaining even pressure.
Use a wet gloved fingertip to run along each joint to remove excess filler. Leave for at least half an hour to form a skin.
Paint over skin along joints using a brush.
Apply coat of paint to weatherboards, using brush.
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