Preparing Surfaces and Applying Paint on Exterior Woodwork

The following guidelines apply to the Exterior Eggshell and Full Gloss paint finishes, suitable for use on softwood and hardwood window frames, cladding, gates and garden furniture.

SURFACE PREPARARION

Ensure the surface is sound, clean, dry and free from dirt, grease and any other contamination. Fill any cracks, holes and open joins with appropriate exterior filler.

FOR EXTERIOR BARE WOOD SURFACES:

  • Lightly sand the surface to improve the paint’s adhesion.
  • In environments where wood rotting fungi is likely to occur, treat with exterior wood preservative prior to priming.
  • Where required use Farrow & Ball Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer to patch prime knotty or resinous woods (Please refer to the Product Advice Sheet for more detailed information).
  • Then apply a full coat of Farrow & Ball Exterior Wood Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
  • Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats.

FOR PREVIOUSLY PAINTED EXTERIOR WOOD SURFACES:

  • Sand back areas of paint that have peeled or blistered, to achieve a good ‘key’.
  • In environments where wood rotting fungi is likely to occur, treat with exterior wood preservative prior to priming.
  • Where required use Farrow & Ball Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer to patch prime knotty or resinous woods (Please refer to the Product Advice Sheet for more detailed information).
  • Then apply one full coat of Farrow & Ball Exterior Wood Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat.
  • Allow a minimum of four hours drying time between coats.

PAINT APPLICATION:

  • When using more than one tin of the same colour check that the batch numbers are the same (see the base of the tin). If not then mix the tins together before use.
  • Stir paint thoroughly before use.
  • Apply two coats using a brush or roller. On application of the final coat lay off the paint in a single direction.
  • Exterior Eggshell and Full Gloss are dry in two hours and can be recoated in four hours.
  • Clean brushes and rollers with warm soapy water.
Preparing Exterior Woodwork
Gate: Lichen No.19 Exterior Eggshell



ADVICE SHEETS

For a complete list of downloadable advice sheets (PDF) please click here.