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How Do I Paint Exterior Decking?

Painting or staining decking is a very common DIY task but one which can cause significant problems and ongoing maintenance issues if not done correctly. It must be noted when applying any paint or stain to decking that the slip resistance of the timber...

How Do I Paint My Wooden Garden Furniture?

No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, an easy transformation or clever refresh can be achieved by simply painting your garden furniture. Have a few tired looking wooden chairs? It’s time to revive them   <strong>Step 1</strong> Using...

How Do I Paint Exterior Composite Doors?

Composite doors are made from a wide range of materials including PVC, wood, insulating foam and glass-reinforced plastic <strong>Cleaning</strong> Degrease, lightly key 400 grit, allow to cure hard for 10 days <strong>Priming</strong> Prime with...

How Do I Paint Metal Garden Furniture?

If your garden furniture is looking a little beaten after a harsh winter outside or jostling for space in the shed, don’t throw it away - instead, give it a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint First, use a <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co....

How Do I Paint Exterior Concrete Walls?

Concrete is used in the UK on most exteriors, this can be a difficult substrate to paint as it absorbs paint, transports moisture and must be able to breathe. <strong>Cleaning</strong> Clean from all atmospheric, algae, mould contamination using&nbsp...

How Do I Paint Exterior Wooden Windows?

Prepare the wood You need to prepare the surface before you paint it. For bare wood, use 120 grit sandpaper to sand in the direction of the woodgrain and smooth out the surface. This helps the paint stick to the surface. Once the dust has settled, ...

How Do I Paint an Exterior Wooden Door?

How to paint an exterior door Remove any metal fixtures and fittings including the numbers, door handle and post box. Clean the door using <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co.uk/cleaning-agent-maalipesu.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tikkurila's...

How Do I Paint an Exterior Metal Fence?

Old metal railings,  and other exterior metalwork needs regular care and attention to prevent decay. Regular finishing of ironwork and wrought iron such as railings and gates is essential to avoid rusting and decay caused by exposure to air and...

How Do I Paint Exterior Aluminium?

Aluminium is tricky to paint but if correct preparation is undertaken a solid and durable paint film can be achieved. Wash down with <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co.uk/roof-cleaning-agent-panssaripesu.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tikkurila...

How Do I Paint Exterior Floors?

If it’s a high performance, decorative and high-end finish that provides a long-lasting, waterproofing and hard-wearing standard floor or non-slip finish for health and safety purposes, then Tikkurila stock a product to help you. We have a wide range...

How Do I Paint Exterior Timber Cladding?

Heat treat knots, remove biological contamination with <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co.uk/mould-removal-homeenpoisto.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">mould removal</a>, wash with clean water. Note: Resinous...

How Do I Paint Exterior Cement Substrates?

Cement and sand are generally used in the UK on most exteriors, this can be a difficult substrate to paint as it absorbs paint, transports moisture and must be able to breathe. <strong>Cleaning</strong> Clean from all atmospheric, algae, mould contamination...

How Do I Paint Exterior Beech?

Beech is a versatile cost effective and widely used hardwood in construction. When using beech externally it is essential the timber is coated in its entirety. As a relatively soft hardwood it is susceptible to moisture and insect attack and will also...

How Do I Paint Asphalt?

Asphalt is a mixture of bitumen with crushed stone gravel or sand, used for paving, flooring, roofing Clean the surfaces from dirt, dust, moss and lichen. Use a high-pressure washer, avoiding damaging the substrate and structures. Use <a href="https...

How Do I Paint Exterior Concrete Block?

Concrete block is a simple substrate to coat it is very important to ensure all absorbency is evened out prior to application of topcoats. If this process is not completed correctly spread rates for finishing coats will be greatly reduced.  <strong...

How Do I Paint Exterior Brickwork?

Painting exterior brickwork is a simple project. Whether you want a clear finish to prevent moisture ingress or a colour, providing some basic preparation is undertaken the end result will be easily achieved and solid Wash down...

How Do I Paint Exterior Masonry?

When you look to paint or refresh the external masonry on a house or building there are 2 things that will be achieved - the exterior will look revitalised and aesthetically pleasing, but also it will be protected from certain environmental elements. <...

How Do I Paint Mahogany?

Mahogany is a durable yellowish-brown to reddish-brown usually moderately hard and heavy wood of a West Indian tree (<em class="mw_t_it">Swietenia mahagoni</em>) that is widely used for cabinetwork and fine finish work. Painting mahogany wood can be...

How Do I Paint Oak?

In timber form, Oak is of course a hardwood. It is known for its golden yellowy-brown colouring but this has variations depending on origin and grade.  You may not think your substrate has grease and grime all over it but it's more than likely, ...

How Do I Paint Pine?

Pine is a durable wood that is often used to make furniture, panelling, and all sorts of other things. While pine isn’t tough to paint, it comes with a problem called colour bleeding. This is an issue especially with knotty pine since the knots leak ...

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