WOODSTONE® PAINT SERVICE
PURPOSE: Our experience
with building construction and architectural woodwork indicates that on
site painting usually occurs too late in the construction process to provide
effective protection to woodwork. Primer is not finish paint and does
not prevent the moisture penetration that causes warpage, checking and,
ultimately, failure of subsequent coats of paint. Experienced painters
agree that the finish paint should be applied promptly after the primer
has dried. For this reason, Woodstone® has established a prime and
paint service which will conform to most project requirements.
Prior to glazing and final assembly of the sash and jamb parts, primer is sprayed on and then brushed to work the paint into the wood. Prime only projects do not include sanding or filling of nail holes after the primer is applied.
For projects receiving one coat of finish paint after prime, nail holes are filled and the surfaces are again sanded and cleaned. The first coat of finish paint is then applied to unglazed sash or doors and the un-assembled jamb parts.
When the first coat of finish paint is applied prior to installing glass, it insures that all wood components are completely covered and sealed against moisture penetration. Furthermore, painting disassembled parts insures that all components are back painted and ends are sealed. The paint completely covers the bars and muntins, even where they meet the glass, thereby avoiding a common "peel point". The second finish coat is applied after glazing and glazing putty is trimmed.
For the best factory paint finish WOODSTONE® recommends a Sherwin-Williams® family of products including a 3 minute dip in HOMOCLAD preservative treatment (see Woodstone's Prime Paint Service Information) followed by one coat of A-100 Alkyd Exterior Wood Primer and two finish coats of Sherwin-Williams' exterior Acrylic SUPERPAINT.
Very dark paint colors are not recommended for exterior applications. Light to medium shade colors reflect more sunlight and prevent intense heat gain that can prematurely age and weather paint and wood. And remember, nothing is maintenance free. Variations in exposure to sunlight and water splash will require various repainting and maintenance schedules.
Medium shade colors are recommended for darker grained wood species such as Mahogany, Cherry and Walnut. The medium shade colors more easily hide the darker wood grains that are more difficult to cover, especially with open grained porous wood species prone to tannin bleed-thru such as Mahogany. If Mahogany is painted with a light color shade, two coats of A-100 Primer are recommended.
And while high gloss
paints may highlight imperfections, over time the sheen does soften rendering
any imperfections less visible. And in either case, the glossier the paint
, the more durable and stain-resistant it is.
CLEAR FINISHES: See
Woodstone's Care & Maintenance of Clear Wood Finishes cut sheet.
PAINT STICKS: Gloss paints dry harder and stick less than flat or semi gloss paints. Paints with high percentages of coloration and pigment dry slower than simple base paints. In either case, windows and doors should not be tightly closed for long periods until recently applied paint has time to thoroughly cure. It can take days, even weeks, for paint to cure depending upon pigmentation, the weather and other moisture conditions to which freshly painted product is exposed. Some heavily pigmented paints may take weeks, even months, to thoroughly cure. Sash and doors should be opened from time to time to break the paint seal. Lubricants, such as Butcher's Wax or Lithium Grease (available at auto supply or hardware stores), should be applied to areas where paint to paint or paint to weatherstrip stick or bind.
WARRANTY: (For Woodstone Factory Applied Sherwin-Williams® SuperPaints Only)
Limited Warranty reads as follows:
Woodstone warrants that the Sherwin-Williams® SuperPaints listed above are applied in accordance with the label directions required by the Sherwin-Williams® 20 Year Warranty. Furthermore, Woodstone will assist in filing warranty claims with Sherwin-Williams® for factory applied SuperPaint. However, the Sherwin-Williams® warranty is the exclusive responsibility of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Therefore, WOODSTONE® disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including merchantability or fitness of Sherwin-Williams® paints and preservatives for a specific purpose. Material Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.
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