I have completed version II of the pillar cladding and I am reasonably happy with it. This means the outside building work is now all finally done, bar a couple of coatings of clear coat for the cladding and a bit of silicon sealant between the pillar and the doors.
I used paint from Bedec called ‘multi surface paint‘ which I had never used before. Apparently it does not need undercoat or primer (although of course I did both, just in case!). It went on to the wood very well and I also did a little test on a scrap bit of door sill to see how well it would adhere to plastic – after 24 hours I could not remove it despite some hefty scratching with various implements – so I was impressed, it really does seem to be ‘multi surface’.
The colour was matched by the excellent Johnstones paint shop, as recommended by my missus.
As mentioned before, this time I used marine ply. As a little test before going to all the trouble of dismantling version 1 and starting again I stuck a bit of marine ply and a bit of exterior ply end-up in a bucket of water overnight. Results below.
In the next instalment – starting on the interior.