Gotta load of fence/trellis to treat.....

22 Sep 2005
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Preston, Lancashire
United Kingdom
Got the labourious task of treating around 200ft of fencing. About half is panelled and the other half is a very large trellis (about 8" square holes). I've been asked to use Cuprinol Ducksback in green.
The question is, am I better painting it on or spraying it? If spraying is the answer, can anyone recommend a bit of spraying kit that they've used (and not one that they've just seen in B&Q).
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Spraying trellis is very wasteful (you're painting the air mostly) but a roller is very quick. Keep a large paintbrush handy for the crevices that it doesn't reach.

I believe you need a special Cuprinol sprayer, and a sprayable stain, as ordinary ones clog.
its is wasteful spraying it, but if its a job rather than for yourself, you need to weigh up the cost of the material over the time involved. I always spray. Put a dustsheet behind the trellis as it has a habit of going everywhere. Johns right about the sprayer it does have to be the cuprinol one for that stuff.
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Homebase do Cuprinol Sprayable fence at £13 for 5litre, and the fence sprayer at £25. They also do Cuprinol Rollable shed and fence at £16 for 7litre

(there is also a different sprayer, for Cuprinol Green and other spirit preservatives, not the same, and yet another (!) for decking)
I sprayed my trellis fence a few weeks ago with Ducksback. I used an ordinary garden pressure sprayer{not electric}for the job, and it was quite satisfactory.
I used a air compressor with spray gun and used wickes paint £7 for 5ltr and worked a treat. Maybe you could hire one? Or buy one for around £70 or so. (Makro have them cheap now and again)

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