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Exterior wood stains and paint

Is your exterior timber in a poor state? don’t worry, it’s nearly always perfectly possible to paint or stain it, and just as simple to renovate your existing paintwork. You just need to know how. We get a lot of questions, about the exterior painting subject, here are some of our top exterior wood painting tips, including what to do when, an existing wood finish needs extreme maintenance.

Exterior wood paint failure
Taken from an S. facing Bay window, showing signs of major paint failure.

Exterior paints, in 1984 the Building Research Establishment (BRE) conducted a series of trials
to determine the performance of exterior paint systems for external timber. Painting exterior woodwork