Which exterior paint over old gloss ?

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Which exterior paint over old gloss ?

Post by trogg » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi, doing up an old house which has Black gloss on all exterior lintels, (wood and concrete) sills and all outside doors etc.
What I want to do is to brighten it up using a lighter colour, probably Grey will a modern gloss paint be ok ?
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Re: Which exterior paint over old gloss ?

Post by ash101 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:19 pm

An oil based undercoat and gloss would be ideal for this. Just sand and dust down then put the undercoat on, it might be a good idea to do two coats of undercoat to cover the black up.
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Re: Which exterior paint over old gloss ?

Post by trogg » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:35 am

Thank you,

is there a particular paint that you would use or are they all pretty much the same ?
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Re: Which exterior paint over old gloss ?

Post by ash101 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:45 am

Personally i would use Crown trade u/c and gloss as its good gear for the money, dulux trade is also good but a little more in price. Both perform well as long as the prep is good.
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