Hi. I have purchased this new gate from Bunnings. Its Cypress Pine. I want to repaint this entire area with Dulux Weathershield to match the new Colourbond fence. Do I need to paint the gate with a primer first? If so, what should I use? Thanks for any help. Caro
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Hope you are staying safe and well.
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). For your new gate I would choose Dulux 1-Step Oil Based Primer Sealer Undercoat.
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.
Looking forward to seeing your completed gate project.