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Pick your perfect white wood stain for your garden

Right now white wood stains and paints in the garden are all about, but how to choose the right one can often feel like a big task, there are many choices out there, and even within just our product range we have lots for you. I have setout below the type of project or effect you could be looking for which products you could choose, hope this helps. Remember all these products will protect your wood for years and in a specially designed eco-friendly format too!

 

Don't forget, sample pots for wood are great as different colours can appear different on all woods!

 

The Painted Look

The painted look in the garden has been very on trend recently something we will be seeing much more off, for the painted look our Royal Exterior Wood Finish works a dream, comes in the following shades and is suitable for all wood surfaces. I've put in a few creamey shades as well for you! It has a painted effect more than a stained look as is very thick and lux and will protect and love your wood for years.

 

Royal Metallic Exterior - Snow  Royal Metallic Exterior - China Clay  Royal Metallic Exterior - Lime White  Royal Metallic Exterior - Taupe  Royal Metallic Exterior - Cornish Cream

 

The Stained Look

If you want a more stained look but still in great white or cream colour, here are your options. Again this will love and protect your wood for years.

Wood Stain and Protect - Whitewash  Wood Stain and Protect - Parsonage Cream

 

 
Be Adventurous with Garden Colour Ideas

Be adventurous with colour

 

Be adventurous with colour - Gorgeous colour combinations

Make a bold choice to uplift your garden

 

Who can resist this striking garden room with its Poppy red coat in Wood Stain and Protector, highlighted with China Clay in Royal Exterior.

 

Be adventurous with colour - Popping in Poppy

As we start to get back out in our gardens and plan what is to be done this year, a lick of paint is always a good way to change the look or feel. Get colour inspiration for your garden with Protek. 

 

Wood Stain & Protector - Poppy    Royal Exterior - China Clay

 
Easy Garden Furniture Revamp

A set of untreated hardwood sun loungers was suffering from weathering, UV fade and algae growth. This once attractive and expensive set of furniture had become an eyesore and was in desperate need of some love and attention.

 

The timber was stripped back using an industrial powered pressure washer then the remaining algae killed and re- moved by painting on a solution of water and bleach. Once dry the timber was ready for a protective wood stain to be applied.

 

Royal Exterior in Hazelnut was applied to leave a superbly rich colour with a natural looking finish that allows grain to shine. Some elbow grease and two coats of Royal Exterior was all that was needed to transform this set of sun loungers in to beautiful pieces of furniture that set the scene for partying, picnicing, relaxation and fun.


The hard-wearing, attractive water-repellent coating is set to protect the loungers for many years of enjoyment.

 

Protek wood stain - Sun Loungers
 
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Royal Exterior - Hazelnut
 
 
How to choose the right grey for your garden wood

Everyone loves grey wood stains and paints in the garden, but how to choose the right one can often feel like a big task, there are many choices out there, and even within just our product range we have quite a few (why? because we know you love them). I have outlined below the type of project or effect you could be looking for which products you could choose, hope this helps. And don't forget all these products will protect your wood for years and in a specially designed eco-friendly format too!

 

The Painted Look

The painted look in the garden has been very on trend recently, with lots of trail blazers going for really dark shades, something we will be seeing much more off, for the painted look our Royal Exterior Wood Finish works a dream, comes in the following shades and is suitable for all wood surfaces. It has a painted effect more than a stained look as is very thick and lux and will protect and love your wood for years.

 

Royal Metallic Exterior - China Clay  Royal Metallic Exterior - Warm Clay  Royal Metallic Exterior - Stone Grey  Royal Metallic Exterior - Silver Grey  Royal Metallic Exterior - Dove Grey  Royal Metallic Exterior - Slate Grey  Royal Metallic Exterior - Anthracite Grey

 

Pride Pools

 

The Stained Look

If you want a more transparent stained look but still in a striking grey, here are your fabulous options. Again this will love and protect your wood for years.

Wood Stain and Protect - Silver Fir  Wood Stain and Protect - Warm Stone  Wood Stain and Protect - Gun Metal Grey

 

Warm Grey

Sky Grey Blue

 

Perfect for Decking

Most of know what a job it is to re-stain the decking, but if you are going for grey then this is your 'got to try' product, it's in a gorgeous grey and specifically designed for decking, no brainer.

Decking Stain - Grey

 

The Weathered Wood Trend

Perhaps one of the biggest trends coming in is the weathered wood effect, so we made one for you! It's gorgeous and even when applied to brand new wood will give you that beautiful and timeless look, and as always using the latest wood protection technology.

Timber Eco Shield - Weathered Wood

 
Upcycle your laundry basket it's super easy

Laundry basket beforeLaundry Basket UpcycleRoyal Metallics Wood Stain - BronzeRoyal Exterior - Heritage BlueChristmas is a fading memory. It’s dark, wet and cold outside and most people are still in winter hibernation, longing for Spring to arrive. Whilst you’re waiting for the warmth and sunshine of the brighter days ahead, why not put your time to good use and re-vamp something from around your house. We found a tired and slightly battered wicker laundry basket, which had definitely seen better days, but rather than consigning it landfill, we decided to give it a make-over. 

 

Laundry basket with masking tapeWe started by removing the fabric liner and giving it a good brush to remove any dust and loose fibers. To make sure the paint takes to the surface you are painting, it may be necessary to key the surface with some sandpaper. Most of our laundry basket was OK, but the bamboo edging was very smooth and shiny, so we gave it a quick sand with some 80 grit paper. Once you have finished any sanding, brush it down again and wipe it with a damp cloth to remove any fine particles. Leave to dry before starting to paint. To add some extra interest to our basket, we used two colours, Royal Heritage Blue and Royal Metallics Bronze. If you are going to paint different colours, it’s best to separate off the areas using masking tape.This should make it easier to paint and also help prevent bleeding of the colours. We wanted to paint a stripe around the middle, so measured the same distance from the top and bottom of the basket (20cm in this case) 


Prep for laundry basket upcycle

and marked it with a marker pen. As we were painting the main colour, Heritage Blue, first we put the masking tape along the edge where the blue will finish (covering the area where the Bronze will be). Do this all the way around the item and smooth it down so the paint doesn’t leak underneath. As the basket is wicker, we weren’t going to get a perfect line, but it can be amended by eye as you go along. Make sure you put down some old newspaper or a dust sheet under the item you are painting to prevent any unwanted paint transfer and splashes.

 

Heritage Blue and BronzeOnce all the preparation has been done, you can start painting. The brush we used had synthetic bristles, as this works best with our water based paints. Don’t choose one that is too big, as you’ll find it harder to cut in along any edges. Work your way around the item, being careful not to smudge any wet paint as you go. The first coat will act as a base layer and depending on the item’s original coating, it may not cover completely in one go. Leave this first coat to dry, and then apply another. Two coats are usually sufficient, but if necessary apply a third. Once all the coats are dry, you can carefully remove the masking tape. If you feel confident enough, it may not be necessary to apply another line of masking tape for the second colour. The Heritage Blue gave a good, clean edge, so we didn’t apply any more masking tape to the basket. Apply the second colour in the same way as the first, being careful where the colours join. As the bronze was a similar colour to the natural wicker, we found that one coat was sufficient to cover it.

 

Make sure your item is completely dry before moving it to it’s final position !

 
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