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The new BillyOh Switch comes pressure treated as standard.

Pressure treatment can protect wood from rot for many, many years. At Garden Buildings Direct, we offer a ten-year anti rot guarantee on most of our buildings, but with pressure treatment, this guarantee is extended to fifteen years. You’ll be able to tell how long your guarantee is from the sticker icon located on the image of the product on its page.

Some of our buildings are now offered with pressure treatment as standard. This includes the new BillyOh Switch Pent shed and the BillyOh Planthouse Potting Shed.

Can I paint a pressure treated shed?

Yes. You can still paint or stain a shed that has been pressure treated, meaning you won’t have to settle for the natural colouring if it’s not your style. The only thing you have to be aware of is the moisture within the wood. Before you paint, make sure that the wood is completely dry. Whether it’s a matter of days or weeks, this is integral to the painting process. This is because oil-based paints will repel the water and will not set to the wood, and water based paints will not be absorbed into the wood, due to the moisture blocking its path.

Hopefully with this guide we’ve given you an insight into the process of pressure treatment, and explained why it’s great! There are only a few of our buildings on which we don’t offer pressure treatment. You can find out whether we do on your building of choice by heading to the ‘Select Treatment’ section of the product page. Thanks for taking the time to check out our article!

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