How to Update Your Weatherboards

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

Why you should use it: Bring your heritage home back to life and give those tired old timber panels the TLC they deserve with Cabot’s Timbercolour. This product has been specially formulated to offer UV protection and block harmful UV rays that can damage your weatherboards. Exceptional durability and dirt and stain resistance means Timbercolour opaque paint goes the distance. And the best bit? It can be tinted to a large range of colours so you’ll always get the look you’re after.

How it works: Cabot's Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint is a premium acrylic self-priming exterior paint – no primer or undercoat required! It’s formulated to not just nourish your timber, but also to provide exceptional durability. This paint is in it for the long haul!

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Depending on your project, you may also need

● Cabot’s New Timber Prep
● Cabot’s Deck Prep Brush
● Scraper
● Timber Putty Filler
● Sander

For this project, preparation is key. Getting everything ready is essential before coating timber, as it ensures an even finish and that the paint will glide on properly. Depending on the condition of your weatherboards, there are several ways to prep:

New Weatherboards: 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 product’s instructions. Remove excess water with the squeegee on Cabot’s Deck Prep brush and allow the timber to dry for at least one hour.

Pre-Primed Timber and Painted Surface: Scrape off any loose and flaking paint, then fill any cracks or holes with a suitable filler. Once this is done, sand all surfaces to a flat finish before dusting everything off so it’s clean and ready to go.

* Be careful when removing any old paint as it may be lead-based. If you are unsure, proceed with caution

Stir Cabot's Timbercolour Deck & Exterior Paint thoroughly with a broad, flat paddle before and during use. Using a brush, roller or spray, apply a generous coat along the board. If you’re using a spray, always back brush immediately to ensure an even finish.

Allow the first coat to dry for two hours, then apply a second coat using the same method.

Previously unpainted timber may need three coats, and some colours may need more coats to achieve full opacity – just see how you go.
And just like that you’ve radically altered the look and feel of your heritage home and prolonged the life of your weatherboards – all at the same time!