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Massive Fail after 2 years
Fully renovated house in 2017 was painted by Taubmans Accredited Painter. Colour used was "Windspray" on Hardie Plank Linea boards After 2 years the Northern and Western walls have faded horribly and needs to be re-painted. Taubmans have offered free paint - I have to pay for the labour BUT will it fail again?? Have other people had this issue? I have been told that the formula was changed in 2018.... At this point -I would not recommend this product in Australian conditions
Purchased in January 2017 for A$2,500.00.
All Weather Ha Ha - Should be "No Weather"
My house construction was completed in April 2016. The (professional) painter used Taubmans All Weather Matt on the external render.
By September 2017 - 18 months later, I could notice multiple minor spider cracks in the render (so small I thought the paint would cover) and the paint was fading & chalky on the Northern & Eastern walls.
Taubmans rep came & inspected last year and had a report done. The conclusion of the Taubmans (PPG) report says:
"Unfortunately we are unable to give a definitive reason for the premature chalking. It is like...ly that a lack of maintenance has contributed to the breakdown of the binders and hence chalking " Really ! I clean & wash my house down regularly, yet PPG Taubmans are saying that after just 18 months, despite , don't expect it to weather more than 18 months or else it's your fault. My house is now 4 years old and the paintwork is looking like its 15 years old. I now need to re-paint my place. Taubmans have walked away from any support and have put the blame entirely on the weather & the environment. So, lesson here is, don't believe anything you read about their amazing "Nanoguard-Technology" It is absolutely useless. My advice is to steer very clear of Taubmans paint on the exterior of your house, particularly on render.
Purchased in March 2016.
Poor Mr Filmer definitely very bad prep work, would be embarrassed putting that picture up. I use this product and Dulux all the time because i have to, this is far supperior and cheaper $100 per 15 l for me against Dulux $145. It flows evenly and has a huge coverage advantage over Dulux.
Purchased in February 2020.
All weather house paint
Painted house last year with taubmans all weather. This paint is guaranteed not to crack or blister. But someone forgot to tell my paint that it should not blister. My house is old weather board which I painted when moving into approx 10years ago with taubmans endure did not have a problem. Paint needed redoing so I choose all weather as it was new to market. Have had nothing but problems with blisters all over the walls some places worse than others. Contracted taubmans but not satisfaction as they said it was prep work that was at fault. Do not buy this product as it seems to be faulty and they will not honour guarantee
Better than Dulux
Very happy with Taubman’s All Weather. Easy to apply with brush and finish is very consistent.
Got mine from bunnings and can be tinted in any color you like.
Dulux weathershield failed early even though it was done by a supposedly Dulux Accredited Painter up to their standards and was never really happy with the finish whenever I used it. This Taubman’s looks very promising.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$80.00.
Easy to use and apply - dries fast but takes 7 days to properly cure
Taubmans All weather exterior paint 15L is easy to use and apply. Dries smoothly and evenly with a Airless spray gun.
Only issue is that it takes 7 days to properly cure and not available in many locations except at Mitre 10 stores.
100% acrylic water based paint is easy to clean up.
Questions & Answers
Do you have to apply an undercoat to previously painted surfaces.
Its dependant on the previous paint, if it was enamel I would. If acrylic then no just apply as per instructions. Wash down sand gap and fill imperfections etc..
Always follow the directions on the paint product that you are using as the answer to this question will vary depending on product types and job specifics.
All the best,
Can I apply it directly to a new rendered wall or do I need to apply primer first?
I would suggest you check with your renderer also on what he has used to render with. If he have mixed a sand & cement render from scratch, you need to let the render settle for at least a month or longer before paiting. If he has used a synthetic render eg., ( say) RockCote pre mix, you will be able to paint sooner than a month. Once ready, you don't need a primer, Taubmans say just two coats of All Weather.
Either way after my experience, I would not choose Taubmans's All Weather product at all to paint over render as it failed on two fronts on my place after just two years. Dulux have a new product called Weathershield Render Refresh which has a higher build and is more elastic, so will have a better chance of bridging small spider cracks in your render. Either way, good luck with it all.
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