Oil based undercoat as an exterior finish paint?

Can I use a quality oil based dark grey undercoat as a finish for exterior use? I like the dry colour and the sheen finish from this paint. Cheers.

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Best to use primer first then exterior paint never use primer for final finish recipe for disaster
22nd Jul 2019
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If you use an exterior sealer on top - but it will require regular maintenance , as all external paintwork.
30th Jul 2019
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Style Decor
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I personally wouldn't leave and exterior oil based undercoat exposed to the elements. Oil based paints provide several finishes, eggshell/satin/gloss
13th Aug 2019
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Bespoke R&R Works
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Absolutely! Yes you can. Just ensure that substrate is well prepped, especially no residual emulsion paint underneath, and apply two coats. You can thin the 1st coat 5% with white spirits
13th Aug 2019
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Essential homes
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There is external undercoat on the market and at most diy stores I wouldn't advise using any internal paint outdoors.
5th Sep 2019
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Rbpdecor
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Hi i would not use an oil base undercoat as a finish if you want the look i would suggest using a satin wood in the finish of the undercoat.
9th Sep 2019
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AAA BUILDERS
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you can but make sure it's exterior paint
15th Sep 2019
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No it won't last ,there are eggshell type finishes available
17th Sep 2019
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