Where can I order and buy some good quality oil-based wood paint - for external use on garage doors and wooden gates? The colours need to be broadly in line with Bâtiments de France colours.Any help and/or advice gratefully received.
If you want top-end paint you can find Farrow & Ball in Eymet - and all Bricos do oil-based paint, both in whatever ranges they stock, and also in the huge machine-mixed 'colouriser' version - every colour that you can think of.
The French don't tend to use an undercoat with gloss, which really is a mistake. 'Souscouche' will not do the job satisfactorily on external painting - try using a primer instead.
I have found that UK paint (which is so much cheaper) does not survive well on external surfaces down in SW France - it is formulated differently, I think.
Thank you for your comments - much appreciated.