School is out and the temps have warmed up! We have been spending more and more time outside so I decided it was high time to clean up the patio and give it a refresh. Here are my tips on getting your patio summer ready.
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Getting Your Patio Summer Ready
If I were a really good blogger, I would have taken a before photo of the whole space. It was covered in pine needles, leaves, and other debris. There were no cushions on the furniture since they were stored away for the winter, and the flowerbeds needed a little weeding. But I was so excited to start working outside for the first time this year, that I jumped head first into this without a perfect before shot.
Sweep & Tidy
I weeded, emptied dead plants out of planters, and swept the patio pavers. Not very glamorous or exciting, but it did make a big difference right away. I also use a broom to sweep away and cobwebs on the windows. If you have moss or mildew growing, use a power washer or a hose attachment to wash the patio well.
The sliding wall's stain has faded over the years and was looking a bit drab. I had grown tired of the green planters and wanted something with more contrast. If you have anything stained or painted, freshening them up gives your patio and instant facelift!
I started with the planters. I cleaned them really well since paint adheres better to a clean, dry surface. I placed a garbage sack over the juniper to protect it from the paint. Using my QuickFinish sprayer, I applied the new color of paint!
I think the blue will look better and show off the green of the foliage. The QuickFinish has such nice, even coverage and it goes on so FAST!
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While the first planter was drying and I was waiting to be able to paint the second one, I used my Super FinishMax sprayer to stain the sliding wall feature. I had stuck cardboard pieces behind the slats to protect the fabric and taped up a tarp to protect the brick. After that, it was super fast and easy to spray on the new stain! I love projects that give me instant satisfaction!
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While I had the sprayer full of stain, I went ahead and refreshed the cooler cover, the gates, and our front yard fence. I had everything stained in less than half and hour! I am continually impressed with this sprayer.
Plant some flowers, add your cushions on (complete with outdoor pillows) and you are ready to enjoy your patio!
I just need to grab a drink and a good book :)
The new stain and paint make the patio look like new!
Do you have a place in your yard that you love to spend time in? Or maybe a dreamy balcony?
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My favorite outdoor spot is sitting on the swing outside the chicken coop. Chickens have individual personalities and my chickens are like a bunch of cackling old ladies.
Wow!! You did an awesome job!! It is hard to believe what paint can change. And how amazingly fast you got everything done with the Quick Finish sprayer. I have a daycare & would love to try one of these out.🙌🙌
It get's so hot where I live in the Central Valley in California, my favorite backyard space this time of year is in the swimming pool!
My favorite outdoor spot is under the old oak tree with a blanket and a book.
I love the wooden wall planter
and my porch is my favorite place to be
Looks great! Definitely a place to read a book!
Our yard is small, no grass, just some landscape shrubs and a patio, In the summer as the landscape shrubs bloom and the yard becomes fuller, it is great to sit on our patio. That is my favorite place to have a cup of coffee:)
Mary Anne Berry
This looks so wonderful! It's time to get back outside and bring the color back outside! I love sitting in a glider that my son bought for us. I've added a cushion and pillows that I made and I can gently "swing" and relax...watch the wildlife...and dream about my next project!
My favorite outdoor spot is on our patio with the fan and misters on watching the birds at the feeders and spending time with my outside cat.
I’ve got 3 bird feeders on my deck and just love it when the cardinals come around!
Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity
Love your space! So inviting!! My favorite is in our outdoor gazebo we put up a few years back, hanging with the family in the summer! Thanks for the opportunity! ❤️
I would love to win this sprayer. I had one but unfortunately it stopped working. I loved it when it worked.
My garden is my favorite outdoor spot. We have a nice, shady apple tree with a couple of chairs we like to spend the evenings sitting in.
I have two favorite areas. An upper deck and lower patio
I love your patio and the way you have chosen to display quick way to change lay the plants. Beautiful. Using the sprayer is a quick way to change decorations for each season.
My favorite outdoor spot is my patio. It's got so much potential, but needs some attention.
Our favorite outdoor spot is the screened porch that now turned into sun room with big windows - so we can enjoy outdoor hopefully all year long (and no bugs!!). Thank you for the chance!
I don't have much of a yard, but there is a spot towards the back that I've been working on. I did some limbing up on a yew that had taken over too much of the yard. Where the lower limbs prevented grass from growing, I arranged a bunch of potted plants, perfect spot to give them some sun each day. I put a bench in the yard that had been on the front porch, but no one ever sits there. Now it's in a pleasant place to soak up the sun, listen to the birds and gaze at my little garden. Nothing as grand as your patio though. Love it. I'm thinking I'd like some stained planters like yours to give my little garden a unified look instead of a mishmash of different flower pots.
My patio that I get to do just how I want it.
Your makeover looks wonderful! It is so very true that a little deep cleaning and paint can make a world of difference! Thanks for the great visual reminder!
My gazebo is my favorite outdoor spot!
My favorite outdoor spot is sitting on our deck facing the tank and watching all the birds, fish, rabbits, and our dogs play.
I love my front porch. All my plants are out there and it's a great place to sit.
We sit on our front porch on weekend mornings to read the paper and have coffee. During Covid we bought a gas fire pit for our deck. That was our entertainment during last summer!
You did a great job! I LOVE that Sliding Wall planter feature!! Looks brand new now. Did you purchase it or was it DIY? I would love to make one for my home. My favorite place is my butterfly garden but I don't have a pretty place to sit...YET! Working on it and will need to stain my side of the neighbors' fences since those sides look terrible in my yard. This sprayer would make easy work out of that for sure.
Stacy, I actually found your post to build the planter feature!!! I will just attach it to my exterior wall. :) Thanks!!
Wow! What a difference a little refresh makes!
My favorite spot outside is sitting in my rocker under the pavilion and watching the birds come to my feeders. I love sitting in nature. And I love planning and imagining what I can do to make it better.
My favorite outdoor spot is the deck. I love sitting out there and watching the wild life in the back field.
My favorite outdoor spot is the front porch of my 1908 home. I have wicker furniture that is surrounded by my perennial flower garden. Unfortunately it currently is what I like to call the 'cicada clubhouse'. I'm looking forward to a few weeks from now when they are gone and I can once again, enjoy my outside space.
My favorite spot is my front porch. I can sit, rock, watch, and listen to the birds.
I love to be in my garden. The paint sprayer would be a quick and easy way to keep all the painted raised beds looking good.
My favorite outdoor spot is my front porch. I have a view of beautiful pine trees.
I have a patio in back of my house also that is my little oasis, but also my front porch is a nice place to sit in the evenings. I love your patio! Thanks for the tips and the chance to win!
My favorite outdoor spot is my patio. I recently painted my furniture black and white stripes and planted deep-pink geraniums in the pots. This paint sprayer would be great for painting the lattice screen. Thanks for the giveaway!
my favorite spot is under shade tree
IN the swing in our locust grove
My favourite spots would be at our lake lot, sp quiet without all the noise of the city. However when we are home our back yard is my fav....my hubby and sons built me a greenhouse last year for Mothers day and this former garden plant killer has learned to grow veggies. The quick finish sprayer would be a wonderful tool to help with all the updates to my backyard and all the little things we add to our lake lot each year.
My favorite outdoor spots are in my vegetable and flower gardens. It's taken 35 years to "perfect" them (Ha! they are always evolving, never finished) and I want to spend as much time there as possible. Chores such as repainting and refurbishing outdoor furnishings take a lot of time away from planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. That's time I could reclaim with a HomeRight Quick Finish Sprayer!
I love our deck!
My fave garden spot is my azalea garden! I love their colorful blooms which are always breathtaking!
My favorite outdoor spot is in my backyard hammock reading a book. The best!
Our screen porch is our favorite hang out spring, summer, and fall. The refresh looks great!
My favorite spot is the porch and garden.
My favorite outdoor space is my deck. Love to drink morning coffee there and read my book. Your patio looks great.
I love sitting next to my garden when it is in full bloom!
Sitting out on our deck.
I love sitting by our fire pit surrounded by fairy lights!
My favorite outdoor spot is someone else’s backyard! Lol. That way I do have to clean Or cook.
We love to sit on our porch year around and eat dinner there many nights during the week!
My favorite outdoor spot is my garden! Filled with flowers and vegetables- my favorite are my tomatoes. I love being back there and watching the birds and squirrels. My husband and I are often re-painting pots that chip or our retainer wall- which actually needs repainting now. we rented a sprayer last time, this would be fantastic!
I love the wood plank/ladder look! The dark colors against the brick and greenery is really pretty. I just did a remodel to my porch area and installed frameless sliding doors and now all I need to do is get my porch actually looking nice! Thanks for the inspiration! *heart eyes*