DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:57 pm


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:39 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Good morning, I'm going to be putting up some wood cladding (spruce) and would like some advice on painting it. Do I need to prepare the wood at all before painting? And is there any type of paint I should use/avoid? I. E is water based paint OK, or will this cause the wood to warp?

Many thanks


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:50 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8708
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 656 times
Been thanked: 1861 times
The biggest issue is shrinking and warping. Assuming this is indoors I would leave it to acclimatise for a few weeks in the area you are cladding and then paint both sides and edges with a good primer to seal it up before you fix in position. I would even put an undercoat on as well as any shrinking will expose the tongue so you want it Well covered. Secret nail through the tongue as a fixing method to minimise nail heads showing.

If this is exterior get Marley Eternit instead of spruce.

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:28 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:34 pm
Posts: 107
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 8 times
Agreed- prime first including knotting on face side & acclimatise - I would even suggest first coat of finish.
An alternative is green mdf in TVG sheets- again prime first and if you pin through the grooves, easier to hide when finishing.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:09 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Brilliant thanks for taking the time to reply.

Just to check, once primed, can any type of paint be used, or does it specifically have to be wood paint?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:17 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8708
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 656 times
Been thanked: 1861 times
It depends on what you want as a finish really. An acrylic paint is easy to roll on and will give a durable finish. Avoid emulsion, it is not the best for wood.

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:35 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
And would you recommend this for the primer?


https://www.screwfix.com/p/dulux-trade-trade-quick-drying-wood-primer-undercoat-1ltr/24583?tc=FB5&ds_kid=92700030933329415&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249484&gclid=Cj0KCQjwzIzWBRDnARIsAAkc8hEIkgPE9OrcFYrZe8fKvkLnI2rg26wJzcLnMMb3YeCBQ0-0WLrfEPMaAp1uEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNyq_LrmndoCFQgx0wodpHEOUg


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:20 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8708
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 656 times
Been thanked: 1861 times
As good as any :thumbright:

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:24 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Thanks again! I'm sure I'll be back once I start the job....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8708
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 656 times
Been thanked: 1861 times
Good luck. Have a look at this as it might be useful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f64qFTnoIyI :thumbright:

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:31 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:54 am
Posts: 5
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
That's a great video, thanks, looking forward to getting started once the wood has climatised! I'll post a pic once done.... If it looks any good! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO