Q: How do I prep my exterior woodwork trim for painting?
A: Now you know how to make sure your masonry will be painted like a pro, let’s make sure your exterior woodwork will be primed and painted perfectly, too. We’ve broken down what you need to do into three easy steps.
Step 1: Prime new or bare wood with Weathershield Exterior Preservative Primer, which will protect your trim against staining fungi and wood rot. For previously painted doors, remove old and flaking paint and sand the surface thoroughly. To get a smooth and seamless finish, fill any cracks and holes with Polycell Polyfilla before painting.
Pro tip: If your colour choice is much darker or lighter than the original, apply a primer to help your new paint colour adhere better to the surface.
Step 2: Apply up to two coats of Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Undercoat for wood and metal - a durable formulation that flexes with the wood to resist cracking. Using it on metal? Apply a metal primer first to protect against rust.
Step 3: Now you’re ready to paint. Two coats of Weathershield High Gloss and Quick Dry Stain Paint for wood and metal both contain a weatherproof paint film that is mould resistant and flexible to prevent cracking and minimise staining.