Are your beautiful cedar hedges looking brown and lifeless? Don’t worry, there's a simple and effective solution that will return them to their lush, green beauty. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Petra Tools Sprayers Green Grass Paint to paint dead cedar trees so they look green again. With just a few simple steps, you can transform your hedge and bring life back to your outdoor space.
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The view from my porch used to be gorgeous. We have cedar hedge at the edge of our property that gives us privacy from our neighbors yard and a busy street.
Over the past two years the hedge has slowly been dying and turning brown. The trees are on my neighbors side of the fence on their land so I can’t cut them down and to be honest I don’t want to because then I will lose the privacy between our backyards. No offense to them, but I don’t want to see them playing in their backyard and I’m sure they don’t want to see us either.
I contacted Petra Tools to see if their sprayers green lawn paint would be able to work some magic and color these trees back to their natural green shade. They sent over the 2 gallon power sprayer and the lawn paint for me to try out. Peep the video for the full tutorial or keep reading to learn how you can do this in your yard too.
What is Petra Tools Lawn Paint?
Petra Tools Lawn Paint is a high-quality, non-toxic spray paint designed to rejuvenate the appearance of dead or dormant trees, shrubs, and grass. It is formulated with natural pigments that are safe for the environment, pets, and wildlife. This lawn paint is an excellent alternative to expensive tree replacements, helping you maintain a beautiful landscape without breaking the bank.
- Petra Tools Sprayers Green Lawn Paint
- Drop cloths or tarps to protect fences, outdoor furniture or your home
- Pruning clippers (if needed to trim any branches)
- Protective glasses, gloves and clothing
- Mask or respirator (if you have allergies or respiratory sensitivities)
Time needed: 2 hours
- Inspect the tree
Before you begin, inspect the dead tree to make sure that it is suitable for painting. If it is severely damaged, unstable or infested with bugs you might be better off cutting it down. Consult and arborist if you are unsure.
- Check the weather
Choose a day when it is not extremely hot or cold. You want mild weather conditions for best painting results. I waited until after dinner when the area was in full shade and when there was no rain in the forecast for several days.
- Prep the working area
Lawn paint is easy to clean off non-porous surfaces, but it's better to be cautious. Lay down plastic drop cloths or tarps around the tree's base to protect the surrounding vegetation and hardscape from accidental overspray. I didn’t need to do this because I wasn’t concerned with overspray in the area where I was working. If you are working near lawn furniture, your home’s exterior or a nice fence you should put up a drop cloth.
- Protect yourself
Wear gloves, old clothing and protective goggles while you work. You may also need a mask or respirator. There were not weird smells or fumes but if you are someone who is sensitive to particles in the air or have a health condition you may want to.
- Mix and apply paint
Add paint and water to the sprayer. Try the different nozzles until you find one you like best for the space you are spraying. Use smooth, even strokes to achieve coverage over the brown, dead trees.
- Apply a second coat
You may need to do a second coat to achieve maximum coverage. Wait an hour between coats.
- Allow paint to dry
Paint should be fully dry in about 24 hours. Results will last several months.
- Clean sprayer throughly and clean up
Clean the spray nozzle or paint sprayer thoroughly after use. Run plain water through the sprayer until it runs clear. Remove the plastic drop cloths or tarps carefully, avoiding contact with any wet paint.
I am absolutely thrilled with the results using the sprayers green paint. I am able to avoid replacing the privacy hedge and keep a nice looking view from my back porch. Always remember to follow the safety guidelines and product instructions while using lawn paint. What do you think of my before and after? Make sure you check out Petra Tools for your next project.
Yes, it is made from non-toxic ingredients that are safe for the environment and animals.
At least three months although it depend on your climate, how much rain and bright sunshine you get as these factors will affect fading over time.
Yes, wait until the paint is dry before you let your pets have access to the area again. It won’t hurt them but you don’t want them getting into it or trying to lick it.
No, it is water resistant and won’t rub or wash off.
The paint is water proof so it will not drip off with the morning dew or when it rains.