retreating a shed advice

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al78

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retreating a shed advice
« on: November 15, 2017, 20:28 »
The (wooden) shed on the community allotment I'm involved with is starting to look in a bit of a sorry state, with the preservative that was applied several years ago starting to flake. I intend to apply a new layer or two when the weather gets warmer/more settled next Spring. When the time comes, what is the correct procedure before applying the preservative? Is it necessary to give the shed a full clean with sugar soap and sand it down first (the latter will be hard work without a power tool)?

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Re: retreating a shed advice
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 10:10 »
What is it painted in that is flaking? A quick sand to get rid of loose flakes would be sensible and with a hand held sanding block shouldn't be too bad it you do it in several stints

If it is growing green algae on it then scrubbing this off first would be a good idea too
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Re: retreating a shed advice
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 17:55 »
Ive just repainted mine but gave it a rub down with a wire brush, removed the flaking paint very well, it had been done in B&Q wood paint & has been repainted in Wickes wood paint for sawn timber

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Re: retreating a shed advice
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 10:33 »
I was just trying to imagine what a retreating shed looked like 🤔. Camouflage colours perhaps 😎

Ill get me coat ☺️

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Re: retreating a shed advice
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 12:29 »
Ive just repainted mine but gave it a rub down with a wire brush, removed the flaking paint very well, it had been done in B&Q wood paint & has been repainted in Wickes wood paint for sawn timber
Scrubbed down with a stiff brush on mine too. I have no time to stand on ceremony.🤣



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