Good quality house paint

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Good quality house paint

Post by John58 » Tue 09 Apr 2013 07:00

Suggestion please - which brands of paint, wood preservative etc. are high quality and suitable for exterior house use on walls, shutters, metal railings.

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John

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Post by malcolmcooper » Tue 09 Apr 2013 11:05

Darn good paint at a good price here....

http://www.ukpaintdepot.com/

(and before anyone even thinks about suggesting it I am not on any sort of commission)
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Re: Good quality house paint

Post by PatrickF » Tue 09 Apr 2013 13:56

John58 wrote:Suggestion please - which brands of paint, wood preservative etc. are high quality and suitable for exterior house use on walls, shutters, metal railings.

Many thanks,

John
Most good paints are now made to a standard but the condition of the sub strate is very important.
Get the surface you are painting back to what it was when new and you have the same chance as with new work.
Scrape,wirebrush, sand and wash down - have a good look for any bits that don't look right and fix.Then start with primers for the bare stuff, seal and undercoat for the rest-follow the instructions and make sure you get adaquate coverage of paint on to all surfaces.
High quality paints will only work on very well prepared surfaces.

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Post by Mike Gelsthorpe » Wed 10 Apr 2013 13:18

Two years ago I renovated some external wooden shutters. After preparation, I applied one coat of Julien sous-couche bois exterieur followed by one coat of Astral Protect'bois. The paint has lasted well so far, even on south-facing shutters. In my opinion the paint is equal, if not better quality than premium brand paints available in the UK. But it is very expensive!

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Post by John58 » Wed 10 Apr 2013 20:17

Thanks Mike, much appreciated.

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Post by russell » Thu 11 Apr 2013 08:49

The usual product for shutters here is "lazure", lots of different makes. This is a sort of breathable coloured varnish similar to Ronseal. It seems to work well here and lasts up to five years depending on exposure.

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Post by blackduff » Thu 11 Apr 2013 11:15

russell wrote:The usual product for shutters here is "lazure", lots of different makes. This is a sort of breathable coloured varnish similar to Ronseal. It seems to work well here and lasts up to five years depending on exposure.

Russell.
I've tried the "brilliant" and "satin" but both tend to bubble in a few years. The last version is "mat" and it's the best for my house. It looks good longer and it's only needing of a brushing of a brass brass and then you can put the lazure direct. It allows the wood to breathe, from what the tin says.

The two versions usually need sanding.

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