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Strengthening wood beams

Discussion in 'Building' started by saujohn1234, 1 Oct 2017.

  1. saujohn1234

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    Hi I've got some 20 year old wood beams in my roof which support the existing ceiling. They are still in a good condition. I'm wanting to make a loft conversion and was thinking about further strengthening the beams by painting them with something but not sure whether to use a varnish or enamel paint
     
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    Is that you pilsbury?
     
  3. saujohn1234

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    2 ll's Pillsbury
     
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    Some Titanium Dulux should do. Be sure to prime first though.

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  5. And will that tin make it 20% stonger as well I wonder; and will we lose french paint tins when we leave the EU.
     
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    Stock up quick.
     
  7. But I'm not doing a loft conversion, so no need fot Titanium paint. But I never knew how much Fench you could learn from a paint tin.
     
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