Exterior Timber

How amazing is the natural feel of timber on the exterior of your home. Here we look at a few ways to treat them and keep them looking good:

  1. New – Sand wood smooth with a 100 grid sand paper in the direction of the wood. Remove dust with a damp cloth and apply three coats Varnish or a sealer. If you would like to paint it a colour apply one coat Panache pink wood primer and two coats Panache water or solvent base High gloss or water base Polyglo.
  2. Previously painted / Treated and sound: Painted– Sand smooth with 100 grid sand paper in the direction of the wood grain. Remove the dust with a damp cloth and apply one coat Panache pink wood primer to bare wooden areas. Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat followed by two coats Panache water or solvent based High gloss enamel or water based Polyglo. Treated- (Varnish) Sand smooth with 100 grid sand paper in the direction of the wood grain. Apply two coats of varnish. Treated with a sealer wipe wooden surface with a mineral turpentine cloth and apply two coats of a sealer again.
  3. Flacking / Cracking -Remove coating with paint stripper, use steel wool and clean water to remove residue. Apply three coats varnish or sealer. If you would like to paint it a colour apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat and two top coats of Panache water or solvent based High gloss or water based polyglo.
  4. Chalking – Use a scouring pad and sugar soap solution and wash the timber. Use clean water to remove any soapy residue. Apply one coat Panache Universal undercoat and finish with two coats Panache water or solvent based High gloss enamel or water based polyglo.
  5. Timber rot / Blackened– Remove all severely damaged wood and replace with new timber. Treat blackened wood with a Woodoc wood reviver. Clean any residue with clean water and leave to dry. Apply three coats Varnish or Sealer to wooden surface. If you would like to paint the timber, apply One coat Panache pink wood primer to timber and finish of with two coats Panache water or solvent based High gloss Enamel or water based polyglo.

Happy Painting