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What exterior timber paint to use?

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What exterior timber paint to use?

Hi all.

 

I'm looking for advice on painting external timber. We have decided to paint the balustrade and railings on our stairs leading to the backyard into a dark colour.

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I'm not sure what paint would work well and the necessary preparations (as few a possibly preferred) if required. We recently painted a fence with the product below which turned out well. Also not sure if the same paint would work.

 

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Re: Exterior timber paint

Personally, I'd use Dulux Weathershield in your desired colour @Chaks_DIY. Monument is quite popular for a dark grey finish, otherwise Domino is one of my favs which is a sophisticated black.

 

My understanding is that fence paint is best for fences which are exposed to the elements but don't have hands/feet/shoes rubbing on them as it doesn't have a high wear/abrasion resistance. So in this case I don't think it'd be the best product. But I'm no paint specialist.

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Re: Exterior timber paint

Thanks @ProjectPete 

 

You've led me down the right path. I had a look at the specs and all for the Dulux. Sounds like exactly what I need. 

 

Legendary 

 

Cheers 

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Re: Exterior timber paint

Hi @Chaks_DIY,

 

I just thought I'd jump in to confirm what @ProjectPete was saying. He is spot on with his recommendation. The Walpamur fence paint is great for large areas of fencing, but I would not recommend it for bannisters or the timberwork you have pictured.

 

I also agree that you can't really go wrong with Domino or Monument as colours. You might like to try a sample pot to make sure it suits your own tastes.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Exterior timber paint

Thank you once again @MitchellMc !

I settled on Woodland Grey. Our new fence is Monument so having the two will hopefully give some depth and dimension to the back yard.

 

Cheers again !

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Re: Exterior timber paint

@Chaks_DIY,

 

That sounds like a great choice! 

 

I trust the community will be interested to see the results. Are you planning on painting this weekend? How's the weather?

 

Mitchell

 

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Hi @MitchellMc  and @ProjectPete 

 

Thanks for the advice regarding exterior timber painting. As mentioned, I went with Dulux Weathershield in monument grey 

 

After!

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Before 

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Turned out great @Chaks_DIY - nice one!

 

The plants/flowers really pop against the dark backdrop.

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Great result @Chaks_DIY, many thanks for sharing. 

 

What are you tackling next?

 

Jason

 

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