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Two steps to painting or staining your fence
08 Dec 2021
A freshly painted fence goes a long way to lifting your home’s street appeal and making your garden pop. Luckily painting or staining your fence is easy to do.
Step 1: Give the fence a scrub with Resene Timber and Deck Wash to remove dirt, grime, and tannins from the wood.
Top tip: If there is moss and mould present, treat with Resene Moss & Mould Killer. Apply by brush, knapsack, garden or sprayer and allow 48 hours to allow the formula to kill any mould of fungus. Scrub vigorously with water to remove dead mould prior to painting. Don’t be tempted to paint over mould as it will growth through the new paint.
Step 2: For old timber treat the wood with Resene Moss & Mould Killer, dilute formula with 1 part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to 5 parts water. Apply by brush, knapsack, garden or sprayer and allow 48 hours to allow the formula to kill any mould of fungus. Scrub vigorously with water to remove dead mould prior to painting.
Step 2: If painting over a previously painted fence, sand any loose particles before painting with at least two coats of your chosen exterior paint, Resene Lumbersider or Resene Sonyx 101 are ideal. If you’re staining timber, opt for Resene Waterborne Woodsman – often staining a fence is faster than painting. If painting or staining your fence a dark colour, choose a Resene CoolColour formula to keep the fence than a standard version of the colour which will help to reduce heat related damage.
Top tip: If you find paint is drying too fast in the heat, add Resene Hot Weather Additive. This will slow the dry time and give you more time to get a quality paint finish.
Resene All Black is a great paint colour for fences to make garden foliage pop. It’s also the ultimate backdrop for sizzling turquoise blues and clean greens like Resene Dauntless seen here on the upcycled pallet table, Resene Ziggurat, Resene Java and Resene Dali for the pots. Throw in some mustard yellow accents with the Resene Chenin pot and cushions in a complementary hue. The concrete pavers have been stained in Resene Concrete Stain in Resene Bleached Grey. Project by Claudia Kozub, image by Melanie Jenkins.
Published: 08 Dec 2021