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Painting Summerhouse

Hoping for some guidance. 

Recently bought a summerhouse which was dip treated. Once it was built I jumped right in and painted it with 2 coats of Cuprinol garden shades paint. 

I’ve not got this terrible feeling that I needed to put a protector onto the wood first before applying the garden shades paint. 

We had some horrendous rain last night and noticed there does appear to be water getting in at the tongue and groove joins too. Is this because I didn’t put a protector on first?

Thanks in advance. 

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 5,147
    We paid close on 3k for a 10 by10 summer house,was told we had to use PROTEC at over £60 a tin,for protection. Hubby is a perfectionist. The summer house is lined with a DPM and guess what, the rain still seeped through! I know all these products do state don't use if rain is forecast. We have used Cuprinol on an arbour and arch,no problems,and a darn sight cheaper. Hubby discovered recently,the roof joists screws don't actually go into the roof,they aren't long enough. We had an extra door put in the side,first plans when they were sent in the post,door in the wrong place. Went in to the show room office, thought it was sorted,after it was detected,yup door STILL in the wrong place. I think this is a local company to me,but absolutely happy to name and shame them on here
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 5,147
    Erected,I never put detected!!
  • malcolmlunnmalcolmlunn Posts: 2
    We paid close on 3k for a 10 by10 summer house,was told we had to use PROTEC at over £60 a tin,for protection. Hubby is a perfectionist. The summer house is lined with a DPM and guess what, the rain still seeped through! I know all these products do state don't use if rain is forecast. We have used Cuprinol on an arbour and arch,no problems,and a darn sight cheaper. Hubby discovered recently,the roof joists screws don't actually go into the roof,they aren't long enough. We had an extra door put in the side,first plans when they were sent in the post,door in the wrong place. Went in to the show room office, thought it was sorted,after it was detected,yup door STILL in the wrong place. I think this is a local company to me,but absolutely happy to name and shame them on here
    Hi thanks for the reply. The company we bought the summerhouse from also recommended protek, but they didn’t have the colour we were after in stock. So we bought Cuprinol garden shades. I’m hoping it’s a comparable product just different company…

    We seem to be getting water in via the tongue and grooves. I think I’m going to have to seal all the grooves now. 
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,030
    We bought a Lillevilla tongue and groove log cabin and had it 'professionally' installed, and we then used Sikkens as the coating (both inside and out)  - but still had issues with rotting logs after a few years. When I contacted Lillevilla they asked if the cabin had been sealed along the grooves (which it hadn't) as that was recommended in the UK. It also turned out that the installer hadn't created a drip edge at the bottom, so the bottom logs were sucking up sitting water.
    The Sikkens itself was great though (even though very expensive - £70 per 5 Litre) - never had any issue at all with water seepage to the inside.
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 5,147
    My late father used to say you don't always get what you pay for. We bought a potting shed from. TIGER have already named and shamed them,the shed is dreadful,and customer service WHAT CS!! IT'S ,4 years old and hubby had to replace panels this year. He's fully aware  wood ,"moves" but this was ridiculous. With an expensive buy like this we weren't buying cheap buying twice huh
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