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What paint to use for outdoor eaves?


What paint to use for outdoor eaves?

Hi  I just want to know if I can use indoor ceiling paint for under eaves outside and the carport  ceiling. 

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Re: What paint to use for outdoor eaves?

Hi @Marley15,


First, let me send you a warm welcome from the Bunnings Workshop community. It is wonderful you have joined us and asked for advice regarding your outdoor eaves and carport ceiling. You'll find Workshop to be a great source of inspiration and advice on all things DIY and garden. 


Our resident DIY guru @EricL will be on later in the afternoon but let me tag @CSParnell and @TedBear to see if they have any suggestions in the meantime. In the meantime have a read through Eric's how to choose the right paint for the job article as you might find it helpful. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out with more questions. 




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Re: painting outdoor eaves

Hello @Marley15


My apologies for the late reply. I recommend using exterior paint with a low sheen, this is to prevent it from picking up dust and dirt, plus giving it a similar look to the ceiling finish indoors. Unfortunately, ceiling paint is not formulated for outside use and has no UV defence additives in it. Please remember to prep your surface adequately before you start painting it.


Here is a handy step-by-step guide:  How to paint a ceiling.

If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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