Exterior project ideas to fill your next weekend

Looking to spruce up your home but tight on time? The good news is, there are plenty of great projects you can complete in just one weekend! In the following post, we’ll provide some ideas for rejuvenating your exterior on your next free weekend. Read on to learn more!

Refresh your trim: Refreshing your exterior wood and metalwork not only enhances the appearance of your home but also helps to protect it from the elements, preventing damage and extending its lifespan. Our range of wood and metal paints are specially formulated for outdoor use, providing durable protection against the elements while delivering a flawless finish. With excellent coverage and long-lasting colour retention, our paints guarantee your trim looks great for years to come. If you’re strapped for time, we recommend 10 Year Exterior Multi Surface Satin Range for exceptional durability with a built in primer and undercoat that’s also touch dry in just 1-2 hours.

Give your front door a makeover: Your front door is the gateway into your home, and the first thing visitors see when they arrive. Make a stellar first impression with a fresh coat of Sandtex paint in a colour you love. Whether you opt for a vibrant colour like our Pillar Box Red or a tranquil shade like our Gentle Blue, our durable exterior paints are specially formulated to withstand the elements, ensuring your front door stays looking beautiful for years and years to come.

Add some charm with outdoor lighting: From highlighting your home’s best features to creating ambience for outdoor gatherings, the right lighting can enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor living areas. Whether you prefer the warm glow of string lights draped over a patio or the subtle illumination of path lights guiding the way to your front door, outdoor lighting is quick and easy to install and will add depth to your landscape while increasing safety. With a variety of options available, including solar-powered, LED, and low-voltage lighting, you can easily customise your outdoor lighting design to suit your style and needs and create an illuminated exterior in just an hour or two.

Give your outdoor planters a colourful upgrade: Transforming plain planters into vibrant, colourful works of art is a delightful weekend project that adds a pop of personality to your outdoor space. Whether you choose to paint them in bold, eye-catching hues or opt for intricate patterns and designs, colourful planters can instantly elevate the look of your garden or patio. With a variety of Sandtex paints that are perfect for the job and plenty of exciting techniques to try, you can let your creativity run wild and customise your planters to reflect your unique style.

Create a dreamy patio oasis: Turn your patio into a tranquil space where you’ll want to relax and unwind all summer long. Before you begin, prep your patio with Sandtex Fungicidal Wash to eliminate any mould, algae, fungal or lichen growth and ensure a clean and pristine surface for your outdoor oasis.  Next, furnish your outdoor space with cosy seating options like a stylish table and chairs set accessorised with plush cushions and blankets for added comfort. Enhance the ambience with the warm glow of string lights draped overhead and a chic parasol to provide shade on sunny days. Don’t forget to add a touch of greenery with the planters you upcycled (above)!

With Sandtex, transforming your home’s exterior has never been easier. So if you have a free weekend (or even a free few hours) it’s time to roll up your sleeves, grab a brush, and tackle one of these fabulous projects! With a little bit of paint and some creativity, the possibilities are endless!

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