04/25/2015 11:37 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Refresh Your Home With 7 Easy Outdoor Paint Projects

If winter has left your outdoor spaces in need of a pick-me-up, let a can of paint come to the rescue. There's nothing a fresh coat of color can't fix! Read on for seven easy paint projects guaranteed to usher in spring with a warm welcome.


Patio Play
You don't need a big budget to make a bold statement with these brightly painted concrete patio tiles. Three coats of latex porch and floor paint plus a concrete sealer are all it takes to add a fun, fresh personality to your outdoor space.

Photo: Wayfair

Flowers Underfoot
For flowers that never fade, greet your guests with a bouquet's worth of pretty poppies on a hand-painted doormat. Use a spectrum of bright thin, thick, and thicker oil-based paint pens to redesign and reinvent any basic coir mat.


Furniture Fix-Up
Whether you want a new look or simply need to refresh weathered patio furniture, spray paint is up to the task. Using the same color for all your tables and chairs creates a unified, peaceful look.


Open and Shut
Freshly painted shutters will easily brighten the entire exterior of a house. Both wood and vinyl shutters can be painted, but the latter can be more challenging to cover. In this case, opt for Krylon Fusion, which bonds easily to most plastics.

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Step Right Up
Make a great first impression with a newly painted front entrance. After a good cleaning and some due diligence to fill any cracks and sand uneven surfaces, you're ready for a coat of color. If you choose to use enamel, you can even avoid the extra step of priming.

Photo: Fotosearch

Not Your Garden Variety
Bring even more color to your lush garden with a freshly painted arbor or trellis. In addition to giving your yard more panache, the structure will provide your flowering plants with a surface to cling to.


To the Letter
Delivery may trump decoration, but a mailbox can still look sharp. If you have a house-mounted box, consider painting it in a shade similar to the exterior of your facade to create more harmony between the two--then go bold with your house numbers so they're legible for visitors looking to pull into your driveway. You can even paint the inside of your mailbox a bright hue for a surprising accent every time you check for post.

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