Paint Barge board. how to do it

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  1. zuber ali

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    Hi All

    I have a old bargeboard on my house roof line thats looking a bit old and battered with the paint peeling away. I would like to repaint.

    how do i do this, is it a case of sanding fist then paint?

    do i need a primer, undercoat then finish or is there a single type of paint i can use.

    is there a specific type of paint thats used for this application. dont really know too much about painting so would like some advice.

    regards
     
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    Probably quicker , cheaper to overboard with uvpc
     
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    Photos would help
     
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    They don't look that bad (I ahve worked on much worse ones).

    I would start by sanding them back as much as possible- you do not need to sand the whole lot back to bare timber. Ideally you want to feather any existing paint and sand any weathered (grey) timber back to fresh wood. The cracks that run along the length of the timber are always problematic. If you use a rigid filler such as 2 pack "car filler" it will eventually be pushed out as the wood expands and contracts throughout the day. I would recommend an epoxy resin filler, but they are quite expensive. A cheaper option would be to rake out the cracks slightly, prime the whole area. Apply a lightweight filler such as Touret Redlight, sand, spot re-prime the filler and then undercoat the whole area with a couple of coats before glossing. Redlite is more flexible than two pack filler.If it does push out very slightly, hopefully the primer that you applied previously will protect the timber.

    The plastic beading that meets the barge boards needs sealing. The cheapest option would be to use decorators' caulk. After smoothing with your finger, use a wet rag (regularly dipped in clean water) to remove any excess.
     
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    What a star. Thanks bud
     
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