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Substrates and Surfaces - Exterior

How Do I Paint Exterior Alloy?

Wash down with Tikkurila roof cleaning agent. Alloys generally have a covering of oil from manufacturing which needs to be removed. Even after exposure to the elements, the oils can persist. It is essential to remove these oils to ensure primers 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 Tikkurila roof cleaning agent, ensure all areas of white rust (oxidation) are removed, along with grease and contamination...

How Do I Paint Asbestos?

• Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material commonly found in old insulation, fire-resistant boards, roofing sheets and ceiling tiles. If found it should be left untouched, appropriate authorities called and should only be disturbed, removed and disposed...

How Do I Paint Exterior Ash?

Ash is a light hardwood used externally generally for cladding and weatherboard Clean down as required using Tikkurila Cleaning agent or similar to remove any grease oil or other contamination. It is advised to apply a stain-blocking primer to...

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 Valtti Mould...

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 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 Bitumen Roofs?

Remove any surface contamination. Thoroughly clean down with appropriate method using Valtti Mould Removal Solution. Rinse with clean water. Priming Thin Kilpi Roof Paint by 15% with water for priming coat Topcoat Kilpi Roof Paint (unthinned...

How Do I Paint Bronze?

Although unusual to paint Bronze, due to its often polished or lacquered finish, it can be very difficult to paint. Please consult our technical team for further advice on your particular project

How Do I Paint Building Boards (OSB, PLY)?

Easy to paint and cost effective. There are two options open to customers wishing to coat these materials. If a fire classification is required please contact our technical team to discuss.  Dust off and ensure boards are clean and free from contamination...

How Do I Paint Cedar?

While cedar can be painted, it is not recommended unless it is extremely weathered as it requires heavy preparation and is still prone to failure. It is a highly acidic oily hardwood and is so naturally durable it prevents proper adhesion of paint ...

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. Cleaning Clean from all atmospheric, algae, mould contamination using&nbsp...

How Do I Paint Exterior Timber Cladding?

Heat treat knots, remove biological contamination with mould removal, wash with clean water. Note: Resinous knots will bleed through paint film. Prime surfaces once with Ultra Primer. Finish with either Ultra ...

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. Cleaning Clean from all atmospheric, algae, mould contamination using Valtti Mould...

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.  Cleaning...

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 Cleaning Degrease, lightly key 400 grit, allow to cure hard for 10 days Priming Prime with Otex Adhesion Primer Topcoat can...

How Do I Paint Exterior Corrugated Iron?

Painting corrugated iron sheets particularly sheets used in roofing is a simple and easy way to refresh a structure both aesthetically and structurally. Priming and painting correctly will extend the life of the sheets significantly. Wash down ...

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 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 Tikkurila's Cleaning Agent to remove any grime and dirt. Prepare the wood You need to prepare the surface before...

How Do I Paint Downpipes and Gutters?

Gutters and downpipes are a significant fixed feature on your house and are also one of the most difficult to paint. To make matters worse, if you don’t do the job right, you will probably find that you need to re-paint your gutters and downpipes long...

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