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Backyard fence makeover

Moonbeam1959
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Hi Jason- the fence looks fantastic. Quick question- did you replace the old fence posts before you painted?

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Jason
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Hi @Moonbeam1959, thanks for joining in the discussion. 

 

We did a few minor repairs to the fence as it was part of our pool build project and we needed to lift the overall height of the fence to comply with pool fencing regulations - hence the Merbau extension on the top. 

 

Welcome to the community. We're looking forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Please don't hesitate to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. 

 

Jason

 

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Moonbeam1959
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Thanks Jason. 

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KH-Tim
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Hi @Jason This looks great. We are planning to paint wood paneling on the side of our house as we are tired of treating it with stain which fades after 6 months! It gets battered by the elements. 

 

Question, did you have any problems when painting the fence with the paint seeping between the panels through to your neighbour's side?

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Jason
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Hi @KH-Tim,

 

Welcome to the community. Great to see you make your first post. 

 

We have an empty block on one side of our house so I was able to have a look to see if there was any paint that might have come through to the other side of the fence. There was no evidence that the other side had been painted at all. 

 

Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site. We look forward to reading more about your projects and plans. Perhaps your own fence rejuvenation project?

 

Jason

 

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KH-Tim
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Thanks @Jason 

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hadi
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Hi Jason,

 

Looking great. I'm planning to to the same to my fence. So I have questions:

 

1- Which color brand did you use for the fence if you don't mind me asking.

2- Did you clean the paling before spraying or any preparation steps you took ? 

3- I noticed you have extended the fence as well. How did you do that ? As I need to do the same and been searching all over and couldn't find a reasonable solution. 

 

Thanks

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Jason
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Heya @hadi, many thanks for your kind words. All the best with your fence makeover. I'm sure you'll find painting very easy. 

 

We used Dulux Ironstone. It was initially little bluer than we were expecting, although as it has aged it is now more grey which is what we wanted. Most people go for Monument or Domino. 

 

You do need to clean the palings to remove any dirt, dust or any other debris. I just did it by hand with a small brush. 

 

We needed to extend the fence height and ensure they weren't climbable to comply with pool fencing regulations. They obviously also gave us some more privacy. As we had builders on site completing our backyard games room, we got them to build the panels out of Merbau decking boards. The panels are removable if we upgrade the fence at a later stage. Would you prefer to buy fence extensions or do you want to build something yourself? Make sure you search fence extension here on Workshop as you'll see some great examples. 

 

Jason

  

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Cole_73
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

the colour is a colourbond colour, we used on Gutter Downpipes on external of the house (which is white), and path, maybe on wood it comes out a little more blue.

 

I was considering painting the whole house, and bought spray gun - Wagner Flexio 575 Paint Sprayer - unsued as yet, bit scary haha

 

 

 

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Jason
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Re: Backyard fence makeover

Thanks for joining in the discussion @Cole_73. Great to see you make your first post after being a member for so long. We are looking forward to reading about your projects and plans. Please don't hesitate to post anytime you have something to share with the community or need a hand with a project around the house and garden. 

 

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