Painting inside log cabin

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Jon harvey, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jon harvey

    Jon harvey New Member

    We have recently had a new log cabin built in our garden (from Lillevilla cabins), and have painted the outside using the paint they recommended, which is Demidekk Ultimate.
    We now want to paint the inside white, what would people recommend?
    The inside it planned bare wood, and would be happy to buy an electric sprayer to get into all the nooks and crannies if it would make it easier.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Super Member

    I wouldn't bother painting it inside, lots of effort for no real benefit.

    If you insist, I would have recommended the Sikkens range but not sure what the best type is for inside timber walls.
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    DA I mean Liquorice ......... no no, what’s his name,,,,,,,,, ho...hum ...... yes, Allsorts will be along shortly to recommend his favourite

    Some mind reading here....... wait a minute ......... it’s coming........

    ‘Masonary Paint’ will be his reply ;)
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  4. Allsorts

    Allsorts Super Member

    I've no idea what the Masons would suggest, but I have personally used masonry paint on the inside of a playhouse to good effect.

    Not that I would recommend it as a serious option in a new log cabin.

    Jon, if you are really going to do this (and there's no reason why not if it's what you want), then go 'quality' like Bedec Barn paint or similar.
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  5. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    I would seriously advise looking no further than using Bedec Barn Paint, first coat watered down 40% followed by two full coats, amazing semi gloss washable finish. Will not need a sprayer as a doddle to apply with excellent results. (Google 'Bedec Barn Paint') please do not consider masonry paint. Use a 4" emulsion roller to apply and lay off with a synthetic 3" brush in the direction of the timber grain. ;)

    Do it right first time. :)
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  6. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  7. Jon harvey

    Jon harvey New Member

    Thanks for the advice guys.
    The barn paint looks pretty good stuff.
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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    It's far better than 'LOOKS.'
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  9. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    If the log cabin has had a tanalised preservative treatment it is advised to leave for 6 months before applying a decorative finish due the chemicals used in the tanalised solution.
  10. Jon harvey

    Jon harvey New Member

    No preservative on it, just bare planed timber.
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Great news, life just got a whole lot easier, you are now ready to start painting. Brewers Decorators Merchants stock Bedec Barn Paint.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
  12. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    And competitor stock satin white semi gloss in 2.5ltr & 5ltr sizes.

    Also black semi gloss in same sizes.:)
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
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  13. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Didn't know Toolstation stocked Bedec :oops:, and a far kinder price as well all including VAT @ £29.99 for 2.5ltr (bargain).:)
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  14. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member


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