Hello, I would love to do this in my fence too. Would you mind sharing how many litres of paint do I need to use for roughly about 600m of fence? Also, do I need to do 2 coats for this job? and how long do I need to paint the second coat? Thanks
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @sue_sy01. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about paint application.
It's been quite some time since this project was contributed, but let me mention @KingStreetReno in case they can answer the questions about their project.
You'll need two coats to cover adequately. If you are applying two coats, one litre will cover eight square meters. Since this is a fence, I'd factor slightly less coverage into the equation, say six square meters. I suspect there might have been a typo in your fence meterage. If you have 600 square meters of fence, you'll need roughly 100 litres of paint. However, you could have quite a large yard. Let me know if there was an error, and I'll re-calculate.
You can paint your second coat after the first coat is dry.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to following along and assisting with your project.
Hi @MitchellMc , yeah that was a typo error. It might be around 6 square meters or probably around 8 as a buffer. Also, what should I use to cover my plant box from getting any paint? Should I buy tarp to cover it, or any newspaper should do?
Thanks for your reply and it's very much appreciated.
It's great that @MitchellMc has been giving you excellent advice. Thank you for that update. That's a relief, it would have been a big job painting 600 square meters of fencing! Based on Mitchell's estimate you'll need 2 litres to cover 8 square meters with two coats. However, if that's 8 meters at the front and 8 meters at the back of the fence you'll need 4 litres.
If you are using a spray gun, I recommend starting with a 4 litre can and buying extra if you run short. I suggest some Masking Tape and Paint Partner 2.6 x 3.6m Clear Plastic Drop Sheet to cover any plants or items you don't want to be covered in spray paint.
If you need more advice or information, please let us know.