Swedish red cabin paint

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Mike Sales
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Swedish red cabin paint

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I am thinking of painting my wood cabin in the red I saw on every cabin on a visit to Sweden.
The authentic Falu paint is rather expensive though.
Does anybody have knowledge, experience or recommendations which might help?
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Re: Swedish red cabin paint

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I asked my work colleageue - she's Swedish - and she said, "Whatever you do, don't go for the Surströmming!" I only mention this 'cos it's in a red can and you might get mixed up...
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I've no idea about available colours but on my house and garage (wooden weatherboard) I use Jotun paints (Scandinavian company). https://www.jotun.com/uk/en/b2b/paintsandcoatings/. Expensive stuff jut good. Place I get the paint from mixes the colour in store so if it's in their colour range a stockist can supply. I get it (where I get all my paint) from Brewers who know their stuff and stock a lot of specialist paints.

If you go with Jotun, check with your supplier as depending on the state of surface it might need a prime first.

Ian
Mike Sales
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Re: Swedish red cabin paint

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simonineaston wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:41am I asked my work colleageue - she's Swedish - and she said, "Whatever you do, don't go for the Surströmming!" I only mention this 'cos it's in a red can and you might get mixed up...
Ta. I'd not found that one.
"Falu Rodfarg Rod" I have found. It is pricey, but presumably the real deal. Please excuse absence of accents!
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I've had a wander around, but all roads seem to lead back to the original, and at £70 for 10 litres it's not that expensive, given you know it'll do a 'proper job'?
Mike Sales
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Bonefishblues wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:55am I've had a wander around, but all roads seem to lead back to the original, and at £70 for 10 litres it's not that expensive, given you know it'll do a 'proper job'?
Thanks, I am coming round to that view.
Where did you find it at that price, please?
Mike Sales
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Re: Swedish red cabin paint

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Psamathe wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:51am I've no idea about available colours but on my house and garage (wooden weatherboard) I use Jotun paints (Scandinavian company). https://www.jotun.com/uk/en/b2b/paintsandcoatings/. Expensive stuff jut good. Place I get the paint from mixes the colour in store so if it's in their colour range a stockist can supply. I get it (where I get all my paint) from Brewers who know their stuff and stock a lot of specialist paints.

If you go with Jotun, check with your supplier as depending on the state of surface it might need a prime first.

Ian
Thanks. I have rather set my heart on the Swedish red look. I will investigate Jotun.
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Mike Sales wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:59am
Bonefishblues wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 10:55am I've had a wander around, but all roads seem to lead back to the original, and at £70 for 10 litres it's not that expensive, given you know it'll do a 'proper job'?
Thanks, I am coming round to that view.
Where did you find it at that price, please?
:oops:

Had neglected to notice the ex VAT, but lest it's useful:

https://www.lime.org.uk/falu-rodfarg.html
Mike Sales
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Re: Swedish red cabin paint

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Bonefishblues wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 11:04am
:oops:

Had neglected to notice the ex VAT, but lest it's useful:

https://www.lime.org.uk/falu-rodfarg.html
I wasa looking at the same supplier. Ta.
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Re: Swedish red cabin paint

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The original. I have used a lot of this companies paint in my restoration of a Georgian house and love it but I have to admit it is a bit of a pain to use outdoors. It needs a good day or two of sunlight to 'go off'
https://linseedpaint.com/linseed-paint-barn-red/
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