Valspar paints from B&Q have a vast range of colours available and I’ve become a huge fan having used the paint in several of the bedrooms in my new house already. It covers beautifully, gives a good finish and is very durable. I was really excited to try out their Garden Colours on an old shed that was left in my new garden to see how it faired.
Unfortunately the existing shed had seen better days, but my dad helped to bring it back to life by carrying our several repairs. He replaced a number of the lower slats that were rotten and also completely recovered the roof with new board and felt.
Then it was time to try out the paint. I chose Dusky Lilac for the main areas and Moonglow for the accents. First I enlisted the husband to wash down the woodwork before I started to work the makeover magic.
So onto the first brushstroke of paint and as you can see below, the coverage is amazing. The paint appears fairly thin but as can be seen the finish is perfect leaving a smooth, even film that dries really quickly as well.
The Valspar paint brushes I used look great and were perfect for the job, I used the 2 inch brush for the bulk of the shed and it was perfect, the paint glided off it, there was no shedding of bristles and it looked as good as new at the end.
With the paint being so easy to use, I managed to get around the entire shed in just a couple of hours. It really was a dream to use, so easy to cover large areas quickly and with quick drying times it made it easy to manage. I did do a second coat the next day to really help protect the shed and ensure every area was covered but the coverage was instant on the first coat.
So with the two Valspar paint coats done, here is the result.
Although I was really pleased with the finished result, I wanted to add a few further touches to make it look a bit more special and quaint. First I got my dad to add a few strips of scrap wood to the edge of the windows to frame them and give me somewhere else to add my accent colour.
I then also found an old, unused picture frame in my attic which I removed the glass and backing plate from and then painted it up in my garden colours.
And this is the finished result that I was aiming for.
I’m really pleased with the result and I think it looks great in my garden. I love looking at the before and after pictures to remind me of how good my revamped shed looks. It was a much easier paint project to do than I expected, the Valspar garden paint was so easy to work with, I’d highly recommend it to anyone and am looking forward to finding something else to paint for my garden now I know what a pleasure it is to use.
Being a water based paint the brushes are easily washed in water. The brushes I used, you’d never know they’d been used to paint a shed and I can’t wait to continue using them around the rest of my house. My garden shed is now a pleasure to see at the end of my garden. We’ve also added some shelves and storage boxes inside and it has become a garden toy store and a place to keep gardening equipment. I’m hoping we’ve extended the life of shed by a good few years with a combination of the replacement wood, new roof and fantastic new Valspar garden paint colour.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.