Primer for mahogany

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by KIAB, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    What primer for hardwood, looks like mahogany, but could be iroko.

    Got Zinsser's BIN, Bulleyes 123, alumimum primer & Bedec multi surface paint here, what's best for priming a pair of half glazed hardwood doors.
     
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    Painting mahogany? Painting iroko? Pure sacrilege!

    :rolleyes:
     
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Totally agree, not my decision.
     
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  4. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    This morning I will be using some Dulux trade products on some hardwood windows. I am refurbishing.

    It would have been nice to keep them as natural wood but they have been abused by previous decorators (and weather) and have needed quite a bit of epoxy and filling. Plus the a Muppet that worked on the windows secured the tenons with round head wire nails which had rusted and spit the wood :mad:

    https://www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk/web/pdf/datasheets/540.pdf
     
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    wipe over with meths and paint with bedec barn paint...............job done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Thanks:)
     
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    ......or Sadolin Superdec, better colour choice.;)
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Interior doors.:)
     
  9. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    I tried the Sadolin Superdec on the last window I refurbished, it took many coats to get a depth of colour. Hence going to change to the Dulux Trade weathershield system.
     
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    BIN is the primer to use
     
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  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Colour or translucent?
     
  12. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    White
     
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Honestly never had a problem with Superdec I have used it many,many times however I find barn paint has a better opacity and covers very well.
     
  14. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    The thing with mahogany is, you have to seal the timber before applying any finish to it. I’m not sure that a coat of zinsser bin is going to actually seal the pores in the timber. As roger says, it’s sacrilege to paint such a nice hardwood. ;);)
     
  15. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    It did cover eventually but took many coats. It did come up really well - too well the neighbours thought I had given up and installed UPVC upload_2018-9-23_22-33-10.png

    This it takes about 2 weeks to get back to bare wood before routing out the depth and repairing, paint, double glaze, paint again. It is about £350 a window for materials. Really is one of those jobs that isn't economically sensible but to put UPVC replacements would be such a waste


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  16. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Agree it’s sacrilege,did consider replacing other doors, but exsisting doors have to stay white.:(
    Doors are very nice, glass is beveled at the edges,they probably cost a few hundred quid considering the quailty,got them very cheap from Ebay.
     
  17. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    forgot to mention one thing about the Dulux primer

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    Yep it is that turquoise but dries clear
     
  18. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    :eek:
     
  19. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Seems to be really good stuff. The first coat absorbed really well the second did this :

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    Almost looks like it has been varnished /oiled before it dries
     
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  20. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Now that does look good.:)
     

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