From Boring to Beautiful: How I Transformed My Patio for Less Than £40 and Impressed Everyone with My Professional Makeover Skills!

"Irish Gardeners Rejoice as Sunny Evenings Arrive, But Winter Woes Remain Evident in Many Gardens"

As the sunny evenings begin to grace us with their presence, many of us are taking the opportunity to spend more time in our gardens. However, after a harsh winter, it’s easy to notice the wear and tear that our outdoor spaces have endured. If you’re looking to give your garden a makeover, but don’t want to break the bank, you’re in luck. Social media is brimming with DIY enthusiasts who have discovered money-saving hacks, and they’re more than happy to share them.

One such DIY fan is Sera, who goes by the name of on TikTok. She recently shared her simple yet effective patio transformation, which has gone viral. Sera started by jet washing her patio several times to remove any dirt and grime. She then realised that the concrete slabs needed to be painted. Using a roller and brush, Sera painted the tiles with Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint in Cornish Cream, which costs around £27. She then added setting sand as grout and brushed it into the gaps before wetting the sand and leaving it to set.

Sera revealed that she completed this transformation a year ago, and it still looks great. However, she does anticipate that it will need touching up over time, just like any painted surface. Her affordable and straightforward approach has inspired many others to take on their own garden makeovers.

Hundreds of people have rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts. One person wrote, “If you seal it, it’ll last forever. I painted mine four years ago and put three seals on. It’s still solid and shiny.” Another added, “I was doubting the process, but I was quite surprised. Well done! Not everyone can afford thousands on a new patio.” A third person said, “Looks so much better and a place to relax.”

If you’re looking to transform your garden on a budget, this is an excellent place to start. With a little elbow grease and some affordable materials, you can have a beautiful outdoor space that you’ll love spending time in.

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