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Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
arghh its driving me mad!!

has anyone else used this and found it very watery?

I am only painting a 2 seater garden bench blue, its needed about 7 coats!!

its an old bench, is it soaking up the paint? help, why wont it stay blue!!
 
I've used the pink one (sweet sundae I think) and it went on a treat, but that was new timber though.
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
I knew it, the other half just called me a mong and said I probably didn't "prepare" the bench, what am I supposed to do council and support the bench on the fact it's having a 're vamp?

I can see me going to b&q for another tin tomorrow :(
 

Rod924

LE
Kit Reviewer
Since when did they start doing sun glasses?
 
The cuurent Mrs Pewish got me to get the drill out and wire brush down two metalled garden chairs last weekend with a view to her painting them.
She now has, you can get Hammerite made up to order these days...."Rhubarb Sundae" ffs !
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
I originally wanted a lavender colour as I have a nice lavender plant in the garden and the hydrangea shrub is pink/purple. But no wasn't allowed, it was blue or brown, the reason given was lavender will fade faster wtf?!
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
arghh its driving me mad!!

has anyone else used this and found it very watery?

I am only painting a 2 seater garden bench blue, its needed about 7 coats!!

its an old bench, is it soaking up the paint? help, why wont it stay blue!!

This sort of question is why women should cook and clean. From Wiki:

Using a primer on wood before painting is important for several reasons. First of all, wood is very porous and will absorb the solvent from paint, drying the paint prematurely. Because most paints undergo chemical reactions during the process of curing (for example, latex and alkyd-based paints actually polymerize when curing), they depend on water or solvent being evaporated slowly rather than being absorbed quickly by the underlying material. A layer of primer will help the paint to undergo its proper, complete curing cycle.

Secondly, without a primer, several layers of paint can be necessary to completely obscure the wood grain and ensure even color.

Lastly, if wood is exposed to moisture, a thin layer of paint will still be water permeable. The end result will be warped parts, mildew, and dry rot. Primer adds to the waterproofing effect of the paint.[2]

Quality primers are often comparable in price to finish paints, their cost influenced by the quality of binders that they use. Some specialty primers are in fact quite costly.

Primers are not necessary for a wood stain treatment that is designed to show the wood grain. On soft woods, a wood conditioner (thinned shellac or varnish) allows for more even coloring of stain. Sealers are designed to promote uniform finishes. They are designed with qualities that promote quick drying and they have high isocynate content and are not sandable. For good sanding we have primer surfacers.
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
I did prime the wood though, I sanded off the old brown, primed it with dulux exterior weathershield , it had 2 coats of that left to dry, as per other halfs instructions via satellite phone, this blue is just being sucked up still.

If Taliban do hack those phones they must think Jesus (Allah) British people have boring conversations.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
I did prime the wood though, I sanded off the old brown, primed it with dulux exterior weathershield , it had 2 coats of that left to dry, as per other halfs instructions via satellite phone, this blue is just being sucked up still.

If Taliban do hack those phones they must think Jesus (Allah) British people have boring conversations.

Though, on the bright side, you're at the bottom of Boko Harum's kidnap list if they want a fence painted,
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
Though, on the bright side, you're at the bottom of Boko Harum's kidnap list if they want a fence painted,

This is very true, it looks "ok" now that it has dried a little more, think I'll step away from this disaster and just wait for him to come home, take one look at it, rip the shit out of me for it and then continue to do so for about 4months every time he looks out the kitchen window.
 
Its not a " paint" its more a wood stain / preservative you won't get a solid colour with it. I' m pretty sure your not supposed to use primer with it, rather slap it onto bare fences, and sheds. That's why its called " shades", and not " fu©king hell my bench looks like new".™
 
Go to Homebase and ask for the paint guru. You will get the answers and the right product(s). Cuprinol spend lots of money training people to advise on and sell their products.
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
It's a bit late now, I've ruined the bench. Ooooops

To be fair it dosnt look too bad, placed amongst the shrubs it will be ok, or I can nag for a new bench which I will probably wont get, but it's worth a nag to try haha :p
 

Alektorophobia

Old-Salt
It dosnt look that bad.....

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