Research And PlanPlanning an outdoor pool house project takes time, especially when selecting paint colors. Cyndy’s first step to her project was researching and finding inspiration. “I have researched, and then re-researched pretty much every piece of outdoor furniture and decor that you can imagine,” she said. She chose neutral, classic décor and furniture that would go with any color family.
Choose A Color PaletteChoosing a color palette can be overwhelming, but fun at the same time. Think of colors that reinforce the desired feeling of the space, be it exciting, energetic, relaxing, calming, etc. Cyndy knew she wanted her outdoor pool house to feel relaxing and refreshing so she gravitated towards very light white and gray colors.
She chose a neutral paint color palette to accentuate and complete her space. Cyndy painted the pool house with colors that matched Gliddens Ashen and Coronation. She chose neutral paint colors because they go with bold accent colors such as navy, turquoise and black.
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Prep and PrimeAfter choosing your paint colors and décor, prepare your space for painting. Remove all furniture and anything you don’t want to get paint on from your space. Clean and prime your walls before applying paint.
Apply Paint with SprayerFor best durability, use Glidden Exterior Paint and Primer in a flat sheen. This will protect your pool house and wall, while keeping the shine to a minimum.
Cyndy sprayed everything with a sprayer (including all the cabinetry). The ceiling was sprayed once with the paint tinted to Coronation and, since it was raw wood, the second coat was hand painted on. With PPG Timeless, she only needed two coats of paint on the unfinished cedar on the pool house, athough, in her experience, this typically takes additional coats for unfinished wood.
Finally, after 24 to 48 hours of drying, her gorgeous work was complete.
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