DB is a very patient man! He is currently painting metal and mesh patio chairs with hammerite, such a fiddly and difficult job. It wants to smear rather than be painted on. He has painted the back garage side door a lovely pale sage green and we managed to get hammerite paint in a similar colour.
It would have been easier to spray paint them but that would have cost us an enormous amount of money as we reckoned it would use 1 can per chair at £12 a can. Also, the spray colours are not varied enough, our local shops only seem to have black or white.
The chosen tin has cost about £16 and should do all 4 chairs. Don't think the table needs doing but the mesh on the chair seats had started to show early signs of rust. I know some people who would have just binned the whole set and bought new:(
I have just potted on the tomatoes so the new compost should feed them now until they need to go out. Looks like I might need to temporarily add some fleece protection to the cold frame for the next week, as night time temperatures are due to drop here to between 3 - 6C overnight for a few nights:(
The heating has been off for a while so knee covers might also be needed and maybe even a light jumper with the daytime temperature also drop to about 12C for a few days.
Typical May weather really.