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Whats the best paint or stain for a shed

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by piper64, 27 Jun 2012.

  1. piper64

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    I have a 10x10 shed in my garden that 2x a year I have to apply fresh Cuprinol woodstain to. It looks great for a day, but then goes dull and dry. The weather easily removes it in places.

    If searched for better, longer lasting products and some claim to look good for 5 years, but that seems to be just marketing crap.

    Sadolin has always been in my mind as a good product, but at £20 a litre I'd need to be sure it was worth buying.

    I don't want to be re applying all the time and don't want a surface that flakes such as paint, so any suggestions would be good.
     
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    I like cuprinol ducksback personally or for a bit more protection the solvent based cladding and fence opaque treatment
     
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    I thought Ducksback was a water based pigment that goes waterproof when it cures and it only sits ON the wood, not in it.

    Does it fade or flake?
     
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    yes ducks back is as you say waterbased but i have some on a fence which was applied 3 years ago, still looked okay but i re-coated it anyway. It hadn;t flaked or peeled at all.

    To be honest if its coming off as easily as you say it sounds like more prep work was needed. I always scrub treated timber with bleach and water before staining and then do it after at least 2 dry days.
     
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    The shed was first treated when it was brand new bare wood, so no prep work needed, but it seems to fade back too easily every time I reapply it.

    It still repels water, but it looks so washed out, so I was just looking for something that looked better longer.
     
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