I have an old fibre fence that my dad built 20+ years ago. The neighbour doesn't want to replace the fence so I am reduce to painting it. I am just trying to get ideas on the best way to clean it before I paint (unable to hi-pressure clean due to water restrictions). I have got Dulux Weathershield Woodland Grey and Dulux One Step Prep. Should I just use sugar soap, scrubbing brush, scourer and sponge?
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Before you do your prep work, are you sure it does not contain asbestos?
it does have asbestos. There are no breaks or cracks in it. My neighbour doesn’t want to replace it and I can’t afford to do it myself. So I’m reduced to cleaning it up and painting it
@PDM you are best to consult a professional when dealing with asbestos.
As per government websites on asbestos sheeting, their advice is to remove it.
I can see you have searched online and found the suggestion of water based paint.
As a general rule you should not disturb it with agitation which you surely will when washing it.
Sorry I can't be of more assistance.
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I sprayed the fence with Dulux Weathershield Momentum. I love the colour but now have to continue the whole fence! My new deck and pergola and updated rockery
Great work, @PDM. That looks sensational, and you should be really proud of your efforts! I'm sure you're thrilled with the results.
Many thanks for sharing, and good luck with the rest of the fence.