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Painting exterior wood

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Darren9571, 15 Jul 2019.

  1. Darren9571

    Darren9571

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    Hello,

    I am renovating an old T&G outhouse door and replacing the door frame. I have stripped the door back to bare wood. The frame will need to be replaced and I plan to use standard softwood and paint the end grain with preserver. The requirement is a white frame and coloured door with a matt finish. What is the best paint to use and how best to approach it?

    Cuprinol Shades seems to suggest I can painted on to bare wood, is that right? Even on new, planed timber and a stripped door? It doesn't feel right! Or is Cuprinol Shades really for rough sawn timber?

    I want this paint job to last so I want to ensure I get it right and assumed a primer/ undercoat/ top coat would be required, but some of the coloured paints appear to be designed to go onto bare wood. I also assumed that oil-based would be better, but research suggests that water-based is now the way to go for external painting.

    This seems like a simple question but I am struggling to find the correct approach.

    Thanks in advance,
    Darren
     
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    Several ways.

    For water-based, Sadolin make coloured 'opaque' gloss and satin in (limited) various colours. This seems to last well and resists cracking if prep is done well.

    A more traditional method is oil-based. Aluminium wood primer, oil-based undercoat and topcoat.

    Oil-based won't give you so many brush marks.
     
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