An Influx of Spring – Renovating & Painting

It’s that time of year again where we start to think about renovating and painting and encounter some much-needed weather. Throughout spring, you can work on that new shed you bought or a new fencing set you may have bought yourself too. you may be wondering, how exactly am I going to paint this? What paint do I use for this? How long do I leave it before applying another coat? well, fear no more as we have everything answered.

A paint we would recommend that you use for painting and renovating your sheds and fences would be Osmo, Osmo is a specialist product which helps to protect and renovate wooden furniture.

Osmo UK is owned by Steve Grimwood. Whilst working in Germany with Osmo UK’s parent manufacturer, Steve spotted the potential of the Osmo range and realised there was a niche in the UK market – Over 20 years and still going strong, Osmo is a strong protection of paints, which we would recommend to our customers. ( you can view the whole range of these here.)

Care for the exterior

Generally painting onto woodwork is effective because it’s an already hard and rigid surface which doesn’t require much attention, also it can be easily transported while layers are wet and still drying, A rigid surface is best for sanding and pouring techniques, generally if you painting onto a wood surface it absorbs the paint which means you get a nice desirable effect after its finished, generally wood is a lot more durable so will last much longer once protected too.

1. Cleaning

Start by covering the windows and put out the protective plastic on the ground next to the facade. Rinse the facade with water and then add the outdoor laundry, always follow the recommendation of the packaging. Let it work, rinse off with plenty of water. Do not have excessive pressure when using the airless spray as it may damage the wood. If there are algae and mould on the wood you should add a moose and mould agents, too. The agent does not need to be rinsed away but be sure to follow the package instructions.

2. Scrape and sand

Check the wood by knitting with a knife or screwdriver here and there, especially at the joints and end grain. Soft, moist wood must be replaced before you paint. Scrape off paint that is flaking and loose. If there are blisters and cracks, or if the colour is painted in thick layers, you should remove all colour. Using heat, scrape or paint remover.

3. Prime

Use basic oil on the joints and end grain, wipe off the excess oil after about 30 minutes. Prime then all surfaces, follow drying times and recommendations for the colour you selected. Cracks greater than two millimetres you cooking with mĂĄlarfog after you primed.

4.  Paint

Apply plenty of colour, paint the top down. Make sure the colour covers everywhere, take extra care at junctions and end grain. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before applying the second layer, always follow the recommendations of the jar. Do not paint when it rains as the rain can make the surface dull and stained. Hopefully, this will help anyone who is struggling.

Many of you are probably also wondering why you shouldn’t just go out and purchase some cheap paint and use that on your fences instead. I mean understandingly premium paints are expensive, but you pay for the quality compared to say supermarkets own brand. (can be applied to anything really). that’s why if you are going to purchase premium paints you will most likely want to buy all the accessories too that go with it, purchasing an expensive paint brand also gives that extra quality which is missing from a lot of cheaper brands.

Beckers Paints.

Some of you may have noticed we have introduced Beckers back onto the site, which should be in the next coming months. Beckers is part of the tikkulria group, who own Alcro as well. So for lovers of Alcro Paints, you will not be disappointed with these qualities of paints. Swedish Paints generally have a much higher sheen level, and usually, require only a few coats to maximise its use, so will look great on exterior use as well as interior uses too.

Beckers Perfekt.

Beckers Perfekt is a paint  of great quality. It is ideal for protection for the facade. Becker Perfect acrylic paint is easy to apply and dries quickly. Perfekt is suitable for cladding, barge boards, window frames, etc. This is a new product of theirs, if you want to read more about this product please take a look here. If you want to enquire about ordering this paint please get in touch with us on live chat or through email or phone.

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Thanks for taking your time and reading our blog page, we will hopefully be updating this page over the coming months. if you need any assistance please feel free to contact us by email or on live chat.


Tip!

Wash facade every two years to reduce the risk of algae and mold growth. Crop or moving bushes that are close to the facade as solar and wind access.

If the house is painted with linseed oil paint sludge or earlier, you should repaint with the same type of paint. Ask your paint dealer for help if you are unsure of what color the house is painted with before.

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