Painting over Cuprinol Garden Shades

27 Jan 2009
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Hi guys, the previous owner of our house painted the garden fence in a Cuprinol Garden Shades colour. The colour isn't really to our liking so I have trued to paint over it with some Ronseal Once Coat Fence Life in a dark wood colour. I've done one panel 3 times and the green Cuprinol colour is still showing through.

Is there a different paint I can use that will cover it with no show through?

TIA, Andrew
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best to ask the makers

This is not a range I have used. Most fence and shed stains are a water-based emulsion that leaves a water-repellent waxy film on the wood. They are not really paint. Once cured, they are difficult to recoat until they have weathered, as the waxy film prevents new stain from sticking. If this is the case, vigorous brushing with a stiff nylon scrubbing brush can help roughen the surface.

I do not know if Garden Shades works the same way.
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AFAIK floor paint is not designed for painting fences

I would be thinking about trying to overcoat the Garden Shades with Garden Shades in a different colour.

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