Is 2019 the year you paint the cottage? Cottage Life put together a list of the five best paints for cottage use. They say you will likely need an exterior stain for projects like refurbishing furniture. An alkyd paint is a great choice for decorative wood pieces like planters! For a fun touch, try some chalkboard paint! Leave messages for your family members or let renters leave their "mark" on the place. Kitchen/bathroom place is great for lakefront properties because it resists mildew. Finally, try some rust-inhibiting paint/primer for metal outside, just make sure you get the old rust off before you repaint!