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Easy to get a great finish
on 8 May 2016
I looked at the Ducksback range before settling on Garden Shades, as I read on Cuprinol's website that Ducksback is for rough sawn timber, and I was painting and protecting a smooth planed tongue and groove shed. I went for Urban Slate - I can't comment on the other colours but this was exactly what I hoped for. It looked grey in the tin but after brushing on it dried to a blue/grey/silver shade which looks very smart indeed. I have added two photos, one showing the side after one coat, the other showing the gable end after two coats.
The paint is drawn into the timber and gives good even matt coverage, no worries about brush marks etc.
One coat was almost enough to cover the manufacturer applied dip treatment which was almost tangerine orange (think spray tan) but as I'd bought 2 tins and had plenty left I opted to give it a second coat, especially as the shed is a bit exposed to the Scottish weather. I expect this will do for at least a couple of years but will update my review in a year or so.
It was a 10ft x 6ft shed and 1 2.5 litre tin was ample for each coat. I've enough left to do some fence panels to match. Very pleased so far.