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Frequently asked questions about fence paint
What is the best paint for fences?
We only stock fence paints that are highly trusted and rated by tradesmen. However, we would recommend the Cuprinol Spray & Brush alongside their Garden Shades for ease and quickness. With the attached brush and sprayer, it is practically foolproof for all decorators - whether you are a professional or DIYer. Cuprinol Garden Shades are also 4 years weatherproof, meaning no touchups for a while.
Is it better to stain or paint a fence?
This will entirely depend on your desired appearance for your fence. If you require an opaque, even coverage, then go for paint. However, if you still want to see the natural wood texture, we would recommend a wood stain.
You should also take into consideration your current living arrangement. For example, if you live in a rented house, fence paint will be a better choice as it can be scraped or removed. Wood stains are required to fade over time.
How many fence panels will 5l of paint cover?
5 litres of fence paint will cover up to 30m² or 10 fence panels with one coat. For a more opaque finish, we would recommend buying more for two coats.
How long does Cuprinol fence paint last?
Cuprinol Garden Shades lasts for 4 years. However, Cuprinol 5 Years Ducksback will protect your fence for 5 years.
How do you prepare a fence for painting? Do you need to sand or clean a fence before painting?
To increase the longevity of results when you paint your fence, the prep is important. Clean your fence by using a hard bristle brush or broom to sweep away any dirt or debris, ensure that any old paint has been scraped off and thoroughly wash the fence using a pressure washer. After this, you can sand down any rough areas or splinters to ensure for a smooth finish when applying your fence paint.
How do you paint a fence?
Use a large brush or sprayer and make sure to follow the direction of the timber grain. For example, use horizontal strokes for horizontal panes of wood, and vertical strokes for vertical panes of wood. This will allow for a smoother finish.
When painting, start at the top and work downwards. This can help you to catch any drips. Make sure to apply the paint liberally. Aim for enough paint to fully penetrate the fence, but not too much paint that it could leave drips. If this seems like too much effort, a sprayer can paint your entire fence in a few minutes and will require less skill to gain an even finish.