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Can anyone recommend an exterior paint for doors/windows

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by fuzzytrifle, 8 Jun 2013.

  1. fuzzytrifle

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    Can anyone recommend an exterior paint for windows and doors for bare, untreated softwood frames, one set of patio doors that already have a coat of primer and some hardwood windows.

    I've read quite a few threads on here, but can't work out whether to go for oil or water based paint. I've used Weathershield on a South facing back door recently with no problems, but this was a water based paint and I've read that oil based paints offer better long time protection. I've ruled out linseed oil based paint due to it marking easily and I need it to be more dog and child proof.

    Should the untreated wood be painted with some kind of preservative before the undercoat/primer?
     
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    Dulux primer/preserver on bare wood followed by their oilbased Weathershield system (2 coats of undercoat and one of gloss).
     
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    Johnstones Stormshield flexible primer undercoat and gloss is oil based and good stuff. Any bare hardwood should be primed with aluminium wood primer. Don't put water based/acrylic undercoat over aluminium primer.
     
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