The key to a perfect finish is in the preparation, so take your time now, follow these simple steps, and you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous new look. Start by ensuring any timber to be treated is sound, clean, dry and free from dust, grease, polish or anything else. Treat any mould or lichen with a Fungicidal Wash before removing with a scraper or stiff brush, then treat surface again. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if creating dust. Any old paint or varnish should be removed.
Now we’re at the fun bit! For best results, stir well before use and keep stiring now and again during use. Apply evenly using a brush, working the paint well into the timber along the grain of the wood. Usually one coat will be sufficient, except on rough or badly cracked timber when you should apply 2 coats allowing 2-4 hours between coats under normal conditions. Do not apply when the temperature is below 10ºC or when rain is imminent. Later redecoration simply involves a fresh coat to be applied when required, usually every two or three years. The final colour achieved depends on the colour and state of the original timber surface.
Once you have completed all your painting, make sure you remove as much paint from your brushes as possible before washing them in warm soapy water immediately and then rinse thoroughly.