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SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 13:12:58

OK, I need to paint my wooden sandpit with something to protect it. What is the bestthing to use?

spykid Tue 10-May-05 13:24:35

Try yacht varnish, you can get it from B&Q

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:36:17

I thought about yacht varnish but I've had problems with it peeling in the sun before.

Janh Tue 10-May-05 15:37:31

One of those preservative things that soaks in instead of sealing?

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:38:19

I'll have to go and stare blankly at the tins in B&Q I guess

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:39:31

even though it is a sandpit I covet and am not allowed to have in my own garden and I am therefore extremely jealous of you , yet I will still find out what the excellent, non-toxic, and non-stinky stuff dh and our neighbour painted our fence with last summer is called. It is wax-based and comes in several lovely shades. Will report back tomorrow. Once I have got over my attack of sandpit envy (am having to put up with vile turquoise plastic hippo that reminds me of bad holiday in France with ex-friends).

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:40:28

snigger

bossykate Tue 10-May-05 15:41:03

aha the tchibo sandpit - it's only flaw is that it comes as untreated wood. we used bog standard cuprinol wood preserving paint.

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:41:17

Oh that's IT then. Go to B & Q and fester there, you scaly gloater

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:41:18

I mean "thank you very much, Marina, that is most kind." Obviously.

essbee Tue 10-May-05 15:41:42

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Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:41:55

Um, OK then soupy. I'll ask dh tonight. He is a DIY things in tins fetishist so I will get TMI on it no doubt

Blu Tue 10-May-05 15:42:02

Yeah, I hate those plastic sand-pits, marina, and a certain MN-er near me now has a nice wooden sand pit, too......
Aaaargh, sand pit envy!

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:42:32

Clearly you don't understand Dragon very well.

bossykate Tue 10-May-05 15:43:44

why are you not allowed to have one, marina?

Janh Tue 10-May-05 15:44:01

We did our garden fence (roughcut) with stuff called Ducksback - it is sort of paint but seals pretty well and comes in several nice colours.

Also we have a very pretty blue garden shed (smooth planed) done in that outdoor paint stuff - can't remember the brand let alone the range.

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:44:05

More gloating from all over S London. Please stop it NOW bk and Soupy.

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:44:31

JanH, you angel. That's the stuff Soupdragon. It's great, isn't it!

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:45:26

bk, because we already allegedly have a "perfectly good one" in the form of said repulsive hippo. Men have no style and no taste.

bossykate Tue 10-May-05 15:45:28

blu, you won't be envious when you see the crappy paint job dh did on it - this was after maintaining for hours that it didn't need it. mate, it's untreated pine. then said would be cheaper to buy a new one. yes, i should have just done it myself, but sometimes you have to make a stand.

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:45:42

Thanks

If it makes you feel any better, I've not built mine yet because the instructions are only in German and Dutch. They're sending me the English version in the post...

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:46:18

Nicht War!

Marina Tue 10-May-05 15:46:53

So can we all come round and scoff loudly in dh's hearing, bk, or would that be salt in the lash-stripes?

Janh Tue 10-May-05 15:49:30

Oh, wow, had forgotten about casa colours!!!

Ducksback is lovely though and very satisfying to use.

Now will someone please put me out of my misery and remember the name of the pretty pastel garden paints that were all the rage a few years ago???

SoupDragon Tue 10-May-05 15:49:31

I intend painting mine before I put it together. Without any male intervention from Mr Don't-Do-It-Youself Dragon.

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