Refresh your weatherboards with 2 people

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Refresh your weatherboards with 2 people

Project overview

Updating your weatherboards will not only make a pleasing addition to the exterior of your home but would add a significant value to your property as well. If painted properly, it can contribute to insulation and also acts as a protection to exposed walls. It’s essential to keep your weatherboards well maintained and in good health. Update your weatherboards with that beautiful and refreshed look with Mark & Leah.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Estimated time: 1 day
  • People power: 2
  • Budget: Low


STEP 1: Preparing your brushes

If you’re using water-based paint soak your brush in an inch of water for 10-15min, then remove and spin in between your hands to remove excess water. If you’re using oil-based paint, follow the same steps using turps.

STEP 2: Preparing the weatherboards

An existing weatherboard requires thorough preparation. Start by dusting off your weatherboard. Use an electric sander to strip back the weatherboard removing the old paint or stain so that the surface is smooth.

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STEP 3: Washing and filling

After sanding, wash the surface with Monarch Sugar Soap. Once the surface is dry, fill the gaps with Monarch Mini Gap Filler using the Monarch Mini Compact Caulking gun. Once the weatherboards are washed and gaps are filled, you’re ready to paint!

STEP 4: First coat

This involves painting underneath the board and edges with 75mm of Monarch Walls, Doors & Trims Brush. Using a brush ensures full coverage when painting the sides and tops of the weatherboards. The first coat usually takes time, however it’s important that all edges and bottoms of each board are covered; so your weatherboard lasts longer. Always start at the top first and work from the highest point downwards. Finish one board first end-to-end before moving the next one.

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STEP 5: Second coat

Apply the 2nd coat the same way we did our 1st coat. The 2nd coat of paint will smooth out the look and get rid of any brushmarks from the first coat. The 1st coat of paint is difficult as it’s applied on to the dried, porous surface, while the next one makes it easier.

STEP 6: Finishing up

Congratulations, you’re done! Scrape any leftover paint/stain back into the tin for re-use. Wash your brushes and applicator thoroughly so you can use them for your next project.

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