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Fence makeover using Dulux RapidFinish paint spray gun

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

A plain fence was given a makeover using a paint spray gun and now offers a rich contrast to outdoor greenery.





The project


What an epic transformation in our backyard. I used the Dulux RapidFinish Paint Spray Gun and Dulux RapidFinish Paint to give our fence a makeover. It has made such a difference to a once boring fence.


I used the colour Monument and diluted the paint by 10 per cent to allow a more consistent flow. We also used the same gun and paint for our Colorbond shed and it looks great. I put the flow on a lower speed to stop any paint dripping.


Best $99 I spent on this spray gun. Works a treat. 


Before and after






How to spray paint a fence


Spray painting is a fast and efficient way to update the look of your front or back yard. The Bunnings team has shared step-by-step advice for how to transform your fence.



Tips to paint the top of a fence


Bunnings Workshop members have suggested a variety of difficult approaches for painting the top of the fence to ensure you don't inadvertently paint your neighbour's house or garden. They include:


  • Replace the paint spray gun for a brush to "cut in" for the top of the fence.


  • Use a large piece of cardboard or Trim Guide to shield behind the top of the boards.


  • Drape a long cloth-backed drop sheet over the fence. Spray the top of the fence by holding the top of the sheet with one hand while using the paint spray gun with the other.


More spray paint projects


Spray painting their fence saved Bunnings Workshop member KingStreetReno "hours and hours of paint time" and there wasn't a huge mess to clean up in their courtyard afterwards. The finish has earned lots of admirers in the Workshop community. 




Workshop Community Manager Jason renewed his tired fence using a paint spray gun and found that it was quick and easy. Years on, the colour is still "holding up well".




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