Decoart sent me a wide selection of their Patio Paint to try out. Perfect for this time of year don’t ya think? First a little from the Decoart website about the product.
Patio Paint is permanent, weather-resistant acrylic paint for outdoor decorating on concrete, wood, and terra cotta. Patio Paint is formulated for water resistance and excellent adhesion in changing temperatures.
Application and clean-up is quick and easy, too.
Features and Advantages:
No sealing or varnishing needed
Will not crack or peel
Easy clean-up while wet
I was so excited to try this product on terra cotta. I have had a hard time painting it in the past as the surface is so porous. So I started with one coat of Patio Paint.
I ended up using two coats of the blue on the pot on the left. The coverage was excellent and I was excited by how well the paint went on. The paint itself looks and smells like regular craft paint. However it goes on remarkably smooth and dries very quickly.
The green however did not seem to cover as well. It seems the lighter colors take more coats for proper coverage.
I ended up doing four coats on my final pot on the left below.
I added some decorative elements to my pots as well as making them tiered planters. You can find complete instructions over on The Country Chic Cottage.
I actually made these pots in February for you all. I have left them outside since then just to test everything out. The picture below was taken today which is a full 2 months after the pots were painted. As you can see, the resistance to sun and weather is great with this paint! I was super impressed and ready to dive into some more projects.
I tried to think of what I would want for my outdoor decor. So I grabbed a piece of wood and made a sign. I also like to use painted glass outside on occasion. The Decoart website DOES NOT include glass on the list of acceptable surfaces but I went ahead and included a small test panel just to see.
The glass test panel was cleaned with alcohol, painted with just one coat of Patio Paint, and left outside for a few days.
The glass test panel did fail the adhesion test. I will have to find another paint for any glass surfaces I put outside.
The wood however did wonderfully! I choose authentic barn wood because it is often hard to paint. It is dry and absorbs paint. However with just one thin coat of Patio Paint the sign looked wonderful. Plus the adhesion test that I performed after a few days of being left outside was perfect.
I am also working on a metal project for my back deck. The Decoart website mentioned that the Patio Paint is excellent for stenciling so I tried that out as well. This metal was already primed and had the base coat applied. The Patio Paint was used for the stencil only. It went on well and worked great with my stencil. Plus the adhesion test performed well after my project was left outdoors for a few days. I will have to tease you a bit with this photo but the full project will be up on The Country Chic Cottage soon.
All in all the Patio Paint from Decoart performed well on the surfaces tested. I also tested on glass just as an experiment but had a failure. All surfaces tested that were recommended by Decoart performed excellent. You will have to give some projects several coats to get the look you want. Grab some Patio Paint at a store near you and get busy with your outdoor projects today.
Disclosure: paint provided for review purposes.
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Since this paint is non toxic, can it be used on a bird bath without harm to the birds?
s. pogue says
Love your daily news and tips. Excited to try new DecoArt paints.
Have found using a white first then the color gives better coverage than
2 coats of same color.
It states on the DecoArt website:
Do not use Patio Paint inside birdbaths or fountains.
So that would be a no. 🙁
Diana Ramsey says
I have been using Patio Paints for YEARS! The results have always been outstanding. Period. A couple of years ago I restored some (14) garden gnomes for a friend- some of which were so faded there was no original color left. They turned out perfectly and look really good and will continue to look good for many years. I am now involved in repairing and restoring a wooden parrot that was left not only outside, but with its tail buried in the ground, so that part was rotten. After 1 1/2 hours of sanding , I have been able to re-paint the parrot with Patio Paints, but I am not finished yet. as I need to paper-sand it, and then put another coat of PP on it. This is my go-to paint for anything that is going to be outside.
Sorry to go on raving for so long, but this is an excellent outdoor paint and I just wanted to let people know how great it actually is…
Caryn S. says
I’m curious about how long this paint will last. I live in the south and the sun and heat here is absolutely brutal. It seems to fade and wear things out long before their time. Plus the humidity is no picnic either!
can i use patio paint on wine glasses will it stay on them ounce dried
Tammy- these paints are built for porous surfaces, so I’d say no. Use a glass enamel paint such as this one we reviewed: http://www.crafttestdummies.com/craft-product-reviews/craft-product-review-martha-stewart-glass-paints-by-plaid-enterprises/