External Satinwood ... Water-Based vs Solvent-Based

17 Apr 2009
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United Kingdom
Hi, need to paint the gable woodwork.

I had been looking at Dulux Weathershield Quick Drying Satinwood, but it seems it is water based.

The Dulux Solvent Based Satinwood is for interior only ?

Which will last longer, living down by the sea the weathering is quite heavy.

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Don't know about dulux satinwood, the manufacturer's website should clarify, but you should use an oil based paint designed for exterior use and prepare the timber appropriately including primer/undercoat depending on its condition.

If you search on this site you will find what professional decorators use.

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I've used both and the water based is the better of the two in my experience. A joy to use, quick re-coat time, and there's fascia's I've used it on in black ten years ago that still look pristine.

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