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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Tips on painting a long fence!

The quickest way to paint a long fence is to spray it. While you could use a handy electric spray gun, you’ll be constantly refilling the tank.

An airless spray gun, that sucks paint directly from a paint tin, is much faster. The hiring costs for a weekend are about $250, so it’s only worthwhile for large jobs.

You’ll be so fast, it’s worth doing a few other jobs such as a neighbour’s fence, the shed or even your house!

You will need:
  • Cabot’s water-based Exterior Varnish Stain
  • Sander
  • Airless spray gun (we hired a Wagner SF31
  • 2 (or more) buckets
  • Small paint roller
  • Notes: Mask everything you don’t want painted, even if it’s not in the direct line of the gun, as there’ll be droplets of paint in the air that go everywhere.

    Here's how:
    Step 1: Lightly sand fence using electric sander. You’re not after a baby-bottom finish, but need to remove major splinters, flaking old finish and dirt. Read more here
    Compliments Better Homes and Gardens - Australia

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