Wood paintwork

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My obsession with stained glass is accompanied by my meticulous approach to paintwork.

I do not do “a lick of paint”: I despise that phrase. I properly prepare the surface (stripping paint if necessary) which is the most time consuming part of my method. I also apply low tac masking tape around edges to protect glass from splash-back and to ensure a crisp paint line (click here for stimulating video demonstration).

For wood which will be exposed to water my method consists of five layers of paint. I strip then: primer, two coats of undercoat, two coats of Dulux weathshield gloss.

I lightly sand in between coats to ensure the paint will not flake. I leave 24 hours in between each coat to enable the oil to properly dry – sometimes more for the gloss.

Your friendly “odd job” builder is unlikely to do all this!

 

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This is one of the most beautiful things in the world to me! Note there are no ‘ripples’ in the paintwork.

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