I Transformed My Patio With Just Paint

Alisha Lime
by Alisha Lime
3 Materials
6 Hours

Oh the power of paint! I transformed this fireplace focal point with just paint and it completely changed my patio space! I used three different paints to create this look with three different application methods. Here’s the step by step!

Benjamin Moore Aura with Home Right Sprayer

The red brick was doing nothing for this space so I wanted to brighten it up. This brick was super textured and I knew rolling and brushing would be very difficult so I used my Home Right sprayer.

I choose Benjamin Moore Aura for Exteriors in Classic Grey. It’s technically a grey but reads white with all the natural light.

I didn’t do a ton of prep, just a quick wash with the hose.

The key to spraying is consistency. Try to move at the same speed at the same distance from whatever you are spraying. For this super textured brick I needed three to four coats and had to spray from different angles. Although spraying was still time consuming, it was definitely the best way to go and I ended up with a fairly even coat.

Tremclad Rust Flat Black with a Roller

The tin roof on this fireplace also needed some love. I used Tremclad Rust paint in a flat black.

Again, not a lot of prep, just a quick rinse to remove dirt and pollen.

This paint is a little tricky to work with because it dries very fast and doesn’t self level or smooth itself out. The best way to get a smooth coat was with a microfiber roller and by working quickly in small chunks. When getting into tight spaces or around the edges I brushed first and then rolled over the brush marks quickly to smooth it out the best I could. 

Armour Coat Rust in Gloss White with a Paint Brush

These chairs also needed new life! To start, I removed the seat cushions and gave the chairs a good cleaning with TSP. I also knocked off any loose paint.

I wanted a super high gloss finish that would be completely weather proof so I used Armour Coat Rust Paint in White Gloss. This paint is super thick and would definitely not work in my sprayer so I had no choice but to brush it on. This paint is also available in a spray can but in my experience, brushing is far more cost effective (if you have the time to spend).

The chairs needed two coats and some touch up to get the look I wanted.

If I were to do these chairs again, I might look into a product that was thin enough for my sprayer as brushing all these details was time consuming and I didn’t get the super smooth finish I was looking for with a brush.

Some accessories and plants brought the entire space together and I love the tropical, boho vibes.

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