Pergola / August 25, 2018 / JulietteHughes
Any garden with a pergola in it would easily be found to be more attractive than a garden without. The reason for this is that a pergola adds a lot of value to a garden. The main purpose of a pergola is to provide the kind of peace and tranquility that draws people together. Hence a pergola can be a wonderful addition to your garden because it will act as a perfect gathering point for your family members friends and neighbors. Furthermore in terms of investment value building pergolas for your garden can also be very advantageous because a house with a pergola goes for a lot more than a house without.
To paint a pergola for lasting protection it is important to follow the traditional procedures such as preparing the surface which include removing old paint using sandpaper to permit absorption and applying preservative towards the end of the painting. Preparation of the surface is very important before painting as it decides how much time the effect of painting will last. Any remnants of oil or dirt on the surface of the wood should be removed thoroughly. Using sand paper with 50-60 grit create an appropriate surface for good absorption of paint. If the wood is more than two weeks old or if it had been lying outside in rain sanding brushing and cleaning becomes essential.
Application of a water repellent preservative with fungicide is an excellent idea before painting because it prevents absorption of water by wood which may cause decay. Here are the steps to paint a Pergola: Remove the furniture and any decorations you may already have. If there are growing and climbing vines protect them with plastic sheets and tie them up so that they will not be in the way. Also remember to water them if the painting takes more than a few days. Wear a mask a head cover and protect your eyes with safety glasses. Also wear an apron or old clothes to protect from paint splashes.