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Backyard fence makeover

Jason
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Re: Fence makeover

Great. Looking forward to seeing your results @pformagg.

 

Remember that you'll want to choose a paint that is suitable for a spray gun. I used Dulux RapidFinish which doesn't need to be diluted and was self-priming so very convenient. I'm sure that would be suitable for use with your Ozito, but you might want to double check with a paint specialist at your local store first. 

 

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Jason
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Also @pformagg, do talk to a paint specialist about your plan to spray the house. Have the bricks been painted before? What type of bricks are they? How porous? A spray gun might not be the most appropriate tool. 

 

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lin_ren
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Re: Fence makeover

Hi Jason, 

Do you have to always prime a fence before painting? I painted a small section of my fence in a dark grey colour, it was new wooden pailings and I used Taubmans waterprrof paint...

The tin doesnt say it is a self primer on it? 

I also painted 4 new posts in the same paint... 

What will happen if I havent primed? and How can I fix this problem ...just did one coat on fence so far.

 

Linda 

 

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Jason
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Re: Fence makeover

Hi @lin_ren,

 

Welcome to Workshop and thanks for joining in the discussion. I hope you find plenty of helpful advice and inspiration on the site from our community members. 

 

Priming is usually advised before painting most surfaces, as it creates a layer that paint can better adhere to. It can often save you time and money, and help ensure a better finish. In the case of painting wood, primer can help fill in the grain and create a smooth surface for the subsequent coat(s). You might have found when painting the pailings that they really soaked up the paint. 

 

I'm sure that Workshop community members would be happy to share other painting tips, and there's also a lot of how-to information on painting in the D.I.Y. advice section of the Bunnings website that you might find useful.

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

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MartyH
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Re: Fence makeover

@pformagg

 

I wouldn't use a spray gun on brick. I reckon you'll want to use a brush to get thicker coverage and get in all the nooks and crannies of the bricks and mortar. How big an area where you planning on painting? 

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tony1982
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Re: Fence makeover

 Hi Jason - did you do much cleaning to your fence before painting? Yours looked to be in a similar condition to what ours is currently, it turned out great!

 

How has the paint job held up to the elements in the intervening years?

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Jason
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Re: Fence makeover

Not too much @tony1982, just a good brush down to get rid of dust and cobwebs. 

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tony1982
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Re: Fence makeover

Thanks @Jason and how has it held up to the elements. Have you needed to repaint?

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Jason
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Sorry, I must have missed your follow up question @tony1982.

 

It's holding up well four years on. It's faded a little in the hot sun but I don't think we'll need to repaint for a few years. 

 

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tony1982
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Thanks for the reply!
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