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Offline maritodi

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Exterior paint
« on: April 17, 2016, 12:20:37 PM »
Hi guys, I have to paint the outside of a house in a few weeks time and want to know the best paint to use here in Italy.
I have seen exterior paint that you add water to, exterior paint containing quartz and have heard about 'rubberised' paint for exteriors.
Nothing complicated white paint required.
Does anyone have any experience or suggestions?
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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 12:54:49 PM »
If you want simple, uncomplicated white, then you should try limewash instead of paint. Go to D'Amicos and get a sack of Calce Idrata, mix some of it with water to form a paste of a similar consistency to paint, then Bob's your uncle.
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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 02:01:49 PM »
If you want simple, uncomplicated white, then you should try limewash instead of paint. Go to D'Amicos and get a sack of Calce Idrata, mix some of it with water to form a paste of a similar consistency to paint, then Bob's your uncle.

Would the rain not simply wash this off?

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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 07:36:58 AM »
No, limewash is actually more hard wearing than paint in most cases.
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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 10:07:56 AM »
Thanks Paulo. I have to say my first reaction was "really" , but then I went to look at how it works and came up with this link. Makes me wonder why it is not used by everyone? It now also makes me think perhaps the paint we have bought here is not so rubbish, it's just we were using it incorrectly. We eventually found the "Maxmeyer" paint worked for us. A little bit dearer than the first "rubbish" makes we tried, but it is often on offer in Brico. Will certainly think about using limewash to see what it is like on the outside.

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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 10:30:31 AM »
Hi Diggers, paint is easier to come across for most people and there is a huge industry built around selling paint! Limewash has always been a traditional wall covering in the UK, plus you can add pigments to and creat any colour you want. The main downside to Lime is it can be quite harfull to your skin and eyes especially. So be careful!
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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 04:07:58 PM »
We have used limewash in our house and it is not as easy as it looks because the prep has to be very good.
You need to clean surfaces then damp down really well.

You must not let it dry in the direct sun or use in the rain or frost.

I would say you need to try it at least a few times in small areas before you start on the house

Oh and btw most limewash is applied 3 -5 times with from 24 hrs - 3 weeks drying times between.
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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2016, 02:28:03 PM »
Thanks DV, seems limewash is out.

I may just import exterior paint from the UK.

Thanks all.

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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
if you want good exteria  paint go to the paint  factory on the idustrail  estate  just out side gaurdregle  the best  but not to exspncive  A3

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Re: Exterior paint
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 11:26:50 AM »
Thanks Linsead an d thank you Brush Strokes for the PM.