Garden statuary adds that extra bit of flair to your yard, but a few years of standing in the rain can make them look a little worse for wear. Removing all the paint from a garden statue is a tough task, but if you are looking to paint a new one or simply refresh an old one, this is the way to get it done.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Paint remover
- Rubber gloves
- Scrub brush
- Pressure cleaner
- Old towels
- Masonry primer
- Outdoor or patio paint
Clean away any dust, debris or flaked paint from the statue, using a dry scrub brush, then wipe it down with towels.
Remove old paint by applying commercial paint remover and then scrubbing tough spots with a brush.
Wash away the paint remover and any loose paint flakes using a pressure washer.
Apply masonry or cement primer and allow it to dry completely.
Paint the statue with outdoor paint, or boat paint, if the statue will be exposed to the elements. Let the statue dry completely.
Apply a weatherproof or marine sealer, preferably one with UV protection.
Tips and warnings
- Mix acrylic paints with patio paints for custom colors.
- Most indoor paints will peel or run if exposed to harsh elements.
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