I have a shed which is roughly 6m x 3 m and it’s in need of painting or treatment. I have done my fences in Ronseal forest green treatment and it is a lovely colour and brill, however when I’ve come to do the shed the paint soaks straight into the wood and in order to colour is and to notice the treatment on the wood I’m going to have to do around 5 coats.
Is there a paint out there which is going to not soak in or need 5 coats? cause with all due respect I can’t afford that much paint from them, is a paint better than a treatment? Or does it need something under the treatment first to stop it soaking in?
Please help, I’ve inherited a garden which was horrendous when I arrived and now this is the last bit to do as it’s such a big building it’s such an eyesore. If you can’t help can you point me to someone who can. Thank you so much.
It sounds like the shed has been left untreated for years and, as a consequence, the timber has completely dried out?
As you have found, using a conventional wood stain treatment, the wood will just soak-up everything you throw at it.
There are no exact colour matches to the Forest Green colour you wanted but there are a few options that are close.
If you are set on the colour and want to match your existing fence panels then Cuprinol do an alternative product called DusksBack in the same shade, (I’m assuming you were using FenceLife before) with a higher pigment content. It’s not as good as the two alternatives above but a decent half-way solution.
Since you have already applied more than one coating to the wood you won’t need to use a primer.