Previously coated wood will require light sanding first to provide a ‘key’. Make sure the surface to be painted is clean, dry and free from any dirt or grease. 

On bare or previously coated hardwoods, we recommended two coats of Colourtrend Prime1.

On bare or previously coated softwoods we recommend one coat of Colourtrend Undercoat.

Follow this with two coats of your chosen top-coat in your chosen colour:   Colourtrend Gloss for best exterior durability or you can also choose Colourtrend Satin or Colourtrend Eggshell- tinted to any colour of your choosing.

As all these paints are low odour and waterbased, they dry quite quickly and can usually be recoated after 6-8 hours.  However, remember that drying times are dependent on ambient temperature and relative humidity.  DO NOT paint outside if there is a risk of rain, frost or fog or if the temperature will fall below 10°C/ 50°F during the application or drying times.

Note: all advice above is dependent on the suitable condition of the wood to be painted.  If you are unsure about a project we recommend you contact your nearest Colourtrend expert for more detailed advice.


  • Colourtrend Prime1 or Colourtrend Undercoat
  • Colourtrend Gloss (recommended), Colourtrend Satin or Colourtrend Eggshell
  • Sanding paper
  • Brush and/or roller
  • Masking tape

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