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Summer House - paint before or after?

Postby SUSAN99 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:09 pm

Please settle a 'debate' my husband and I are currently having! We have bought a sea-house style summer house which we would like to paint blue. The question is, should it be painted before or after assembly? :!:
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Postby john9159 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:20 pm

Hmmm, depends on what wood it is. If it is intended this be for outside use then it should already be pre-treated, unless of course it is something like Swedish Cedar which is normally left untreated as it naturally takes on a dull look after several years.
If I were assembling it, regardless of the timber I would treat before assembly so all surfaces are protected. Give it an extra dollop in those joints!
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:08 pm

definitely before. easier, quicker, less messy and better protection. you can get into places that aren't even places until it's built!
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