How to Paint your Deck with Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint

What to use: Cabot's Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint 


Why you should use it: Forget reapplying again and again – Cabot's Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint is a premium acrylic self priming exterior paint specifically formulated to provide exceptional durability to all exterior timber surfaces and decking.


How it works: Cabot's Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint unique formula nourishes and protects the timber while providing excellent dirt and stain resistance.

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Depending on your project, You might also need:
● Cabot’s New Timber Prep
● Sander
● Paint Stripper

Before you get started, there are a few things you’ll need to do first – preparation is key!
Preparing the surface properly before you begin allows the oil to glide on smoothly for even coverage. Depending on the surface you’re oiling, there are several ways to get your timber ready:


New Bare Timber: First up, scrub damp timber with Cabot’s New Timber Prep to draw out tannins and oils from the surface. Then, use Cabot’s Deck Clean according to the instructions on the pack. Remove excess water with the squeegee on Cabot’s Deck Prep brush and allow the timber to dry for at least one hour.


Previously Painted or Varnished Timber: Sand or use a paint stripper to remove any old coatings, then, for exterior surfaces, clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean, following the label’s instructions.


Previously Stained and Oiled Timber: Clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean. Test if the surface is ready for coating by sprinkling water onto the timber. If the water ‘beads’ on the surface, more sanding is required. If the water soaks into the timber, it’s ready to be coated with decking oil.


Weathered and Grey Timber: First, sand back to fresh timber, then clean with Cabot’s Deck Clean. Fill any holes and imperfections with a suitable timber putty after applying the first coat, and you’re good to go.

Stir Cabot’s Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use. With a brush, roller or spray (if spraying, always back brush immediately), apply the product liberally along the length of the board, including exposed edges and the ends of each board.
After you’re finished applying, leave your deck to dry for 2 hours before applying a second coat. Wait another 24 hours and it’s ready to walk on. Too easy!
And you’re done! Now all that’s left is to pull out those deck chairs, pour yourself a refreshing drink and get out into the sunshine.