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Silicon based sealant on new fences

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ReX83, 17 Mar 2021.

  1. ReX83

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a tradesperson to apply a silicon based sealant (Roxil Wood Protection Cream) on new hit and miss fences.

    Shall I look for a fencer/landscaper or a handyman or a decorator? Not sure who is the right person for this.

    I have started it on my own but it seems a long job (the product is a cream, so you can't spray it, plus I have 50 meters and the fences are hit a miss, so it takes time to cover the 4 sides of the battens). Maybe a roll would make it quicker, but with a brush it takes forever.

    Any suggestion is much appreciated.
     
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  3. z0mbi3

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    Let me start just by saying that I'm in no way, shape, or form an expert or even experienced DIYer. This being said, I've had a new shed/workshop built recently and while the timber used was obviously treated, I still decided on giving it a bit more protection. I went with Roxil Wood Protection Cream after a couple of videos on youtube and it seemed like it would be what I'd be looking for.
    Based on my very limited experience, Roxil is one of the most forgiving things I've used... so forgiving that I've actually ended up buying more and started applying it onto other garden stuff (like a greenhouse from Aldi, some chairs, etc) as an activity to do with my 5yr old... he likes it because he's helping his old man, I like it because I get some father-son bonding time AND I get to pass some Easter break holidays without being stuck in front of the TV watching the same episodes of the Octonauts (which aren't that bad, tbh... ;) )
    If you're really keen on outsourcing it, a handyman would be my choice, tbh...

    I haven't used the "liquid form" of the Wood Protection product so I can't comment on their effectiveness, but from their amazon page claim that the liquid version is sprayable, although it does not go as long way as the cream one... and I don't know if it is as forgiving as the cream.
     
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    Have a fence party when lock down ends. You supply the brushes, materials, beer and burgers and the party goers supply the labour.
     
  5. ReX83

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    In the end I decided to paint the fences myself.

    As z0mbi3 said, this product is very easy to apply (it is a cream) and it took me 3 half days to do 50 meters.
    The most boring DIY job I have ever done, but with some music I managed to survive :).

    I'll save the party idea for the next big garden project ;).
     
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    My mum’s old neighbour used to have fence painting parties, pond cleaning parties etc. Her kids, grandkids, cousins, nephews all pitched in. 50 foot fence would be done in 30 minutes with each one taking a panel. Then sit and drink beer all afternoon, what’s not to like (y)
     
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    A friend of mine (not in the UK) was used to do it... I'll need to copy the idea :).
     
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