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    • grace2much
    • By grace2much 4th Jun 09, 5:55 PM
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    Which paint to use on garden shed...please help!!
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    • 4th Jun 09, 5:55 PM
    Which paint to use on garden shed...please help!! 4th Jun 09 at 5:55 PM
    Hi all, We have a wooded garden shed (5 years old), the walls are made from what looks like fence panel type wood not t&g. So it is cheap shed.

    Over the years we stained it with curpernol type stain. But now we want to paint it a solid colour like say grey, deep blue or dark green. The wall panels are a bit scruffy so I want good coverage hence not using a stain as I think the paint will give me the finish I need.

    I don't want to spend loads on specialised paint....the sheds old!!

    Could I use a weathershield masonry paint or would it flake? Or could I primer it with homebase exterior primer and then use a exterior gloss or satinwood? Any help appreciated.........thanks
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  • aamuk
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    • 4th Jun 09, 8:12 PM
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    • 4th Jun 09, 8:12 PM
    Have a look at Curpinol Garden Shades:
    http://www.cuprinol.co.uk/products/garden_shades_overview.jsp
    • grace2much
    • By grace2much 4th Jun 09, 8:16 PM
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    • 4th Jun 09, 8:16 PM
    Originally posted by aamuk
    Sorry aamuk this is exactly what I'm NOT looking for. Because: it is an opaque stain that allows the grain of the wood to show through. My wood is in rough condition so I want to completely cover blank out the grain hence its "paint" I need. Thanks for the try anyhow
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    • Valli
    • By Valli 4th Jun 09, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th Jun 09, 8:20 PM
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    • 4th Jun 09, 8:20 PM
    If the cuprinol type stuff you used was water based (ie not a creosote/oil/tar based product) then as long as it's dry you can prime and paint it with gloss primer and paint.
    Try it in an out of sight area first though to be on the safe side! I'm assuming here the wood was untreated initially?
    Last edited by Valli; 04-06-2009 at 8:23 PM.
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  • danmurray
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    • 1st Jul 09, 10:45 PM
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    • 1st Jul 09, 10:45 PM
    For a complete opaque look, you may have to pay the money for it.
    I know Osmo do a solid finish in numerous RAL colours (they're pretty much the same as BS colours but European I think).

    Sadolin has a solid finish paint also, but I think it's only available in three colours.

    After that, try Pliolite Masonry paint. It must be Pliolite masonry though as the water-based masonry won't last! Pliolite is oil-based, so like a gloss, but it won't come off like a gloss will. It's completely solid - so no grain see through - and is reasonably priced if you go for Macpherson/Crown or Johnstone's Trade.

    Hope this helps!!
  • ogggy
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    • 6th Jan 10, 9:11 PM
    painting shed
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    • 6th Jan 10, 9:11 PM
    I just bought a good quality shed which was pre treated, i had to give a top coat so i used a Wickes solvent based preserve, the coulour was green but the shed has turned a walnut colour, is there anyway i can use an alternative supplier and ensure i get a proper green coulour
    • keystone
    • By keystone 6th Jan 10, 10:24 PM
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    • 6th Jan 10, 10:24 PM
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    • 6th Jan 10, 10:24 PM
    Cuprinol Ducksback fence paint will do just what you want, is designed for the application, is available in various colours and won't cost a kings ransom. Available from all good sheds!

    Cheers.
    • Imp
    • By Imp 7th Jan 10, 10:17 AM
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    • 7th Jan 10, 10:17 AM
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    • 7th Jan 10, 10:17 AM
    Unless you sand with progressively finer grades of sand paper, then use a paste filler, then sand with fine sand paper again, then prime, then paint, some grain will show through because it is part of the texture of the wood.

    For an outdoor wood paint on our fences, I used a Sadoline Opaque paint

    http://www.sadolin.co.uk/professional/assets/PDF/Opaque%20guide.pdf

    but bear in mind this is paint, not a preservative, so we need to use a preservative before painting.
    Last edited by Imp; 14-01-2010 at 10:21 PM.
  • ogggy
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    • 7th Jan 10, 1:37 PM
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    • 7th Jan 10, 1:37 PM
    Funnily enough there's a big bucket of Ducksback in my shed! Grain will show through with Ducksback (i've used it all on my fences - couple of coats on each) though it's thicker than your standard creosote-subsitute type stuff (why i used it as i was changing colour from green to red cedar). I would recommend it too though! However it's a shed...i don't get why is it so important to blot out the grain of the wood?
    Originally posted by andrew-b
    thw wife wants a green shed, at the moment it is walnut
  • Veedublee
    Hi people. I need some help. I breed ferrets and I have just got a second hand double ferret hutch that's solid and just needs re-painting. How do I go about this and what paint should I use. Do I prime it first, sand it down or just apply the paint? I honestly haven't got a clue. Any help or advice would be great. Thanks
    • Russe11
    • By Russe11 18th May 11, 1:59 AM
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    Sorry aamuk this is exactly what I'm NOT looking for. Because: it is an opaque stain that allows the grain of the wood to show through. My wood is in rough condition so I want to completely cover blank out the grain hence its "paint" I need. Thanks for the try anyhow
    Originally posted by grace2much
    the garden shades range does not show the grain though the stain, it will show a uneven surface, paint will do the same and look pretty horredndous at the same time.

    the advantage over the cuprinol compared to paint is the price, as you don't have to prime and a good exterior timber paint finish really needs primer/undercoat/topcoat.
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 18th May 11, 8:27 AM
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    Hi all, We have a wooded garden shed (5 years old), the walls are made from what looks like fence panel type wood not t&g. So it is cheap shed.

    Over the years we stained it with curpernol type stain. But now we want to paint it a solid colour like say grey, deep blue or dark green. The wall panels are a bit scruffy so I want good coverage hence not using a stain as I think the paint will give me the finish I need.

    I don't want to spend loads on specialised paint....the sheds old!!

    Could I use a weathershield masonry paint or would it flake? Or could I primer it with homebase exterior primer and then use a exterior gloss or satinwood? Any help appreciated.........thanks
    Originally posted by grace2much
    If it's made from rough-sawn wood (and your description seems to suggest that), you're wasting your time trying to get a grain-free, gloss finish....
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • disney_cjd
    • By disney_cjd 13th Sep 11, 11:36 PM
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    Some help please?

    I have a shed and a playhouse made from pressure treated timber but I believe I still need to treat it. Happy with a clear colour so what would be best?

    Suggestions welcome.

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