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A Guide to Weatherproofing Your External Woodwork


Woodwork can look fantastic and will always be a popular choice for buildings everywhere, you’d be amazed at what’s out there – check out some timber frame buildings. Because wood is a natural product, you can find that it becomes worn down by the elements much quicker than materials like metal. But, don’t worry. There’s a way to protect your woodwork, read on to find out how to get weatherproofing.

General Woodwork

To protect your general exterior woodwork, Jotun Demidekk Ultimate is the one. It comes in a range of fantastic colours and still manages to give you a strong, long-lasting finish! It’s simple to apply and dries quickly, and offers up to twelve years of protection in just 2 coats. Wood can easily attract mildew so you need to make sure you protect it.  This product is a satin finish opaque paint, if you want a translucent finish try Jotun Demidekk Translucent Woodstain.


Windows and Doors

If you have wooden door frames you’ll want to protect them just as much as your wooden window frames. Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Windows and Doors is great for both of those jobs and offers up to 12 years protection. It’s made so it’s suitable for planed wood and comes in a variety of colours. If you want a gloss finish, you should try this. Not to mention, like all the other Jotun Demidekk paints it’s environmentally friendly!



Pressure-treated wood is often found in decking, fencing and garden furniture. Jotun Demidekk Decking and Garden Stain is a translucent wood stain ideal for these kinds of tasks. It gives you up to three years protect all whilst helping to reduce wood cracking. This paint reduces wood cracking by helping to repel water. To help protect your wood even further, the paint contains special fungicides to discourage the growth of fungus or algae. The cleverly designed UV filter helps to shield your wooden surface from the light too, keeping it looking it’s best.

Remember, in order to get the desired finish, you must do proper preparation! Always follow the instructions when you use any paint, no matter how skilled you are. You want to make sure your technique matches up to what’s on the instructions. This way you can guarantee your wood will be protected and look great.

If you have any questions about the best way to protect your woodwork, get in touch with the experts at Rawlins Paints.


  1. Can I use any of your products to overpaint a wooden garage which has been treated with ‘Bartoline Creocote’ a couple of years ago?

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