Brick patterned boards

7 Feb 2007
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United Kingdom
Hi,can anyone suggest the best paint for the above job.My old grandma has asked me to paint these i presume wood effect terracotta/brick coloured boards that surround her fire.Either side has walnut varnished boards,was thinking of a off white colour what do you think. Cheers
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Not really the ideal surface for emulsion paints unless you use the correct primer first, Dulux do two the Ultra and Super Grip you should be ok to apply your emulsion over any of these. Or you could take a look at Satinwood you could apply this direct without a primer, whichever method you choose lightly abrade the surface to remove any shine, remember though lightly abrade.
Thanks Dec,from memory the boards are rough cast if this makes a difference.
Well not being able to see them dont help much, just wash the boards down with either a mild detergent or sugar soap to remove any grease and grime wash again with warm water to remove any residues and when dry apply a primer.

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Futher to this she now wants the boards varnishing,can someone tell correct proceedure,to achieve this,plan is for polyurethane dulux trade satin varnish for top coat.Thanks
Wash them down as mentioned and lightly abrade the surface, a fine to medium grade sanding pad is ideal for this, then you should be fine to apply your varnish.


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