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What is the best way to clean and paint this bit above a bay window?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by apacheDIYman, 12 May 2021.

  1. apacheDIYman

    apacheDIYman

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    What is the best way to clean and paint this bit above a bay window?

    Whats the piece above the window called and is there a specific type of outdoor paint I should use?
     

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    Its probably Lead , Painting it , the paint will flake and peel off very quickly and will look a mess .
     
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    Leave it well alone, it's fine as it is. You don't paint lead or roofs.
     
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    I think its a modern fibreglass moulding. I would leave it alone but if it is fibreglass, yacht paint would do a great job.
     
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    Hi thanks for this info, so I realised I could use patination oil for the lead flashing, but what is the best grey/dark grey paint type to use on the bottom curvy bit just above the window itself? I am not sure what material it is. Maybe a multi surface paint will work?
     
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    see up there ^
     
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