If your garden or apartment balcony is lacking a little privacy or could do with a new addition to help bring it back to life then you’re going to love this weeks article and guide.
We’ve decided to create a basic tutorial that you can follow at home to use and create your very own garden screen to help add a little colour and personality to your garden.
Everything that you’re going to need wont cost you more than £20 and can all be picked up from a reliable DIY store and online right here through DC Paint Solutions.
If you’re going to give this ago – you’ll need the following:
- Pallet wood
- Eye hook screws
- Tape measure
- Exterior paint (Either spray paint or pot and brush)
Cut your wood to size:
Before you get started, you’re going to need to prepare your wooden pallets by cutting them down to size, making accurate cuts to ensure that they are all the same height.
The easiest way to do this is to lay all of the boards flat on the ground, side by side so that they’re all the same length. Use your pencil to mark a straight line either even on the boards at the length that is suitable for your garden wall.
When you’re happy – use the saw to cut the pallets to size. You might need someone to help you out and hold one end whilst you cut to prevent the boards from slipping.
Paint the pallet wood in your chosen colours:
Now that the boards have been cut evenly, you’re going to need to paint them, unless you’re happy to have a standard wooden pallet wall. Now the easiest and most cost effective way of doing this is to use one of the DC Paint Solutions RAL spray paints.
Select the colour spray you need and make sure that you give the aerosol can a thorough shake before use. Prop the pallets against an old section of the wall and spray paint them evenly using a side-to-side sweeping motion.
Alternatively, you can use exterior pot paints but this will take a little longer to complete.
Attach the eye hooks evenly:
Now that you’ve painted the panels – you’re ready to get them secured and loaded up with great garden decorations. However, before you get started you’re going to need to add the eye hooks so that you can add the rope evenly and secure each panel.
Try to screw the eye hooks into place as evenly as you can. Although it wouldn’t be the end of the world if it was a little out of place, as the rope will naturally hang down.
You’ll also need to screw a few hooks into the wooden beams that you’re going to use to secure the panels into position.
Thread the rope and secure the pallets:
When the panels have the eye-screws fitted, you can begin feeding the rope through each loop. We find that the best way to do this is to loop the rope through the eye-hook, and then proceed to wrapping it once around the panel before repeating the process for each hook and panel.
Eventually, you will have all the panels lined up with a solid rope structure in place to hold accessories and lighting. You’ll need to repeat this structure for the top, middle and bottom hooks so that you have plenty of hanging space.
If you have a little extra rope spare at the end – just use your scissors to trim the unwanted rope and leave it to one side.
Add your lighting and accessories:
The good news is that the bulky, busy work is now complete. Now you can start gathering your ideas for decorating and accessorising your newly built DIY garden pallet wall.
A lot of people tend to use battery powered lighting, feeding the bulbs through each panel before adding additional shelving and potted plants – you could even add some additional hooks to help store and hold garden tools if you didn’t have a shed available.