Helpful Tips On Painting A Wooden Summer House

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A summer house is an important place that can be used in many ways ranging from home office to guest room. So, you need to maintain it properly and should update its walls from time to time with quality paint.

Painting a timber house is a great way to bring colour into your outdoor space. From the modern country to shabby chic, you can make the most of your investment by protecting the log cabin.

Here are some tips on painting a wooden summer house.

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Painting Preparation

For most summer houses, log cabins, and log offices, you need preparation before you start painting. Before applying the fresh coat of paint on timber, prepare it by removing uneven surfaces and by applying primer on it.

Also, coat the end grains of wood that are under the doors to prevent the water from soaking. Priming the knots of the timber to prevent the resin from moving out.

It is very important, especially for the ceiling and the walls. With this, the walls of the summer house will absorb the paint evenly and looks beautiful as well.


Treat your log house with impregnation, which provides an undercoat for both inside and outside the house. It will protect the summer house from fungi, rot, and harmful UV rays as well.

When you apply the undercoat, all the crannies and nooks will get a protective coating and increase the life of the summer house. For impregnating, you will get a choice in colours and types like liquid or spray.

Choosing The Right Paints

The timber house to be exposed to a variety of weather conditions, therefore choose the paint accordingly. Choose the colour that reflects your personality and improves the overall look of the exterior and the interior of the time house. Also, make sure the paint is heatproof, waterproof, and non-toxic.

Mistakes To Avoid

  • Do not wash the rollers

Try to avoid washing brush until you finish the timber painting completely. Instead, wrap the painting brush or roller in tin foil and place it in the fridge. This will protect the paint from drying out, and you can easily continue with it the next day.

  • Never remove the tape before the paint is dry

First, cover the edges of the door and windows with tape and do not remove them until the paint is dry.

If you remove the tape before the paint is dry, then it may stain the wall and damage the finish. Also, when you remove the tape, do not pull it off as it may flake the dried paint. Remove it slowly and carefully.


Final Words

If you have a wooden house and want to upgrade its exterior, then take help from the above tips to paint it. By painting the log cabin with quality products, you can improve its look and life as well.

Further, with the right wood paint, you can create a beautiful looking summer house that can be used for years by you and your generation.

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Fairlinch Camping in Braunton

If you’re thinking of coming camping in Braunton next Summer then check out Fairlinch Camping in Braunton. Cheap, straightforward (run by a local farmer) and very handy for the surfing beaches of Saunton and Croyde.

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River Caen being contained…

AboutBraunton has a picture of the River Caen this morning slightly flooding one bank but thankfully still being contained by the flood garden.

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Welcome to the Braunton Village Website which was set up as a wonderful community resource by Barrie Kissak back in 1999. With Barrie’s kind permission, this site is going to be merged with to form what we hope will be Braunton’s main community information website and resource. For the moment, we are continuing to publish Barrie’s content on this site. For more information on Braunton, what it has to offer and what’s on, visit

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BRAUNTON, one of the largest villages in the West of England and reputedly the largest in England, lies in the North West of Devon, overlooking Barnstaple Bay. It is two miles from the sea and through the centre runs the Caen Stream a tributary of the Taw. It took its name from the Goidel saint, Brannock, who came from South Wales as a missionary and converted the native Britons to the christian faith in 550 A D.Brannock was a priest in the household of Brychan, king of Brencknock. He married one of the king’s daughters, but the family troubles were a great incentive for leaving his royal home. At that time the Welsh Britons often raided their Dumnoni neighbours on the opposite side of the Bristol channel.
In all probability Brannock came to North Devon on the occasion of such a raid and is said to have landed on Saunton Sands at the mouth of the river Taw.
The Estuary of the Taw and Torridge was wooded in those days. As also was a portion of Braunton Borrows. Here lived a tribe of Britons and Brannock settled among them, soon establishing a strong christian community. A christian church, the first North Devon was built at a spot near where the Caen stream began to spread its waters on the Alluvial alnds around the river Taw.

The township, that grew up around this church, he named Brannockstood, which later became Brauntona and at the end of the nineteenth century, Braunton. Many of the older villagers would tell you that they lived in Branton just as those of a neighbouring village today say they lived in Ham.


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