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Fence refresh using paint

Having an Impact
Having an Impact


A garden fence refreshed with new Dulux Monument paint, applied with a Wagner sprayer. 



The project


We recently moved into our 1950s home and realised it was in desperate need of a new back fence and a paint refresh. Due to the poor condition of the far-back fence, we had to hire tradies to replace this portion of the fence, but we are glad that we did. 

Fence Before.png


Tools and materials


Materials used in the project:



Tools used in the project:





Step 1




  • Using hedge shears, cut back the overhang from any plants on the fenceline
  • Mow the grass

  • Give the fence a good wash and brush with a broom to get the dirt off. 


Step 2


Mix your paint and water ratio accordingly. We diluted by about 5 percent.


Step 3


Taking our time, we sprayed the fence with the nozzle at an angle with two coats. Using the cardboard, we made sure there was no extra spray going onto our neighbour's plants or pergolas. We left a day in between coats to ensure it dried properly.


Not only does the refresh give some new life into our tired fence, but also makes the yard appear larger. 


Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

An effective and easy way to rejuvenate a tired fence. Thanks for sharing, @Tinker_Bell!




Kind of a Big Deal

@Tinker_Bell  Love love LOVE !!!!!! Brilliant 😃🪴

Finding My Feet

Hi there

great job.  The refreshed fence looks great.  I’m planning on doing the same.  Is there a reason you used a Dulux Low Sheen paint rather than a cheaper Walpamur Fence Finish?  Does the Dulux paint cover better then a fence paint reducing the number of coats and saving time.  
all advice appreciated 



Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @JoeRW 


Let me tag @Tinker_Bell to make them aware of your questions. In regards to the Dulux outdoor paint, it does provide better coverage.


If you need further assistance, please let us know.




Having an Impact

HI @JoeRW,


Thank you for the kind words! The fence is still looking fresh after all this time too. @EricL is on the money that I went with Dulux for the better coverage. Do you have a lot of fence to cover? I highly recommend a paint sprayer, it will save you so much time. 




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