Painting and Installation best practice:
- Ensure the primed timber is free from any dirt, oil or grease or other surface contaminants.
- As the primer only forms part of the final painting system, do not leave exposed to weather for an extended period.
- If the substrate is showing any cracking or loss of adhesion, sand back to bare timber removing all damaged primer. Fill any cracks or holes with a suitable wood filler and once dried light sand to a smooth finish.
- To test adhesion of primer to timber: cut a small "X" through the existing coating with a sharp blade. Press cellulose tape firmly across the cut and remove. If any of the existing coating comes away, it is unsound and must be removed by sanding before top coating.
- Apply a paint on preservative to post production docking or machining such as end cuts, hardware incisions and rebates.
- When using water based acrylic topcoat, apply two coats of a Premium brand alkyd topcoat as per label instructions.
- Always check top coat paint manufacturer recommendations for pre painted timber.