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What do they paint/treat fence panels with? (Clear finish)

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by reubin78, 16 Aug 2020.

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    Got 20+ 5ft fence panels that need their first "paint".

    Want to "paint' (or spray) a clear/natural wood colour but all the usual Ronseal fence/shed stuff is browns, greys, greys, blues, etc.

    What can I use????

    (Remember I have to do at least 20 panels (both sides of at least:cool:
     
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    The natural colour of a fence that has been left untreated to weather is a sort of light grey with a bit of brown in it.

    is that the natural colour you want?

    Freshly cut softwood is mostly near white with a hint of yellow or brown.
     
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    I hadn't thought that deeply about it.

    They were the yellow colour when purchased 2 years ago and are now the brown/grey colour.

    The wood yard where i bought them said they'd be fine for a couple of years so this is the first time of repainting.

    Not too fussed on the colour (would accept either/or) as long as they look natural. Use Ronseal Ducksback Harvest Brown for the shed and kids climbing frame but too artifical a brown.
     
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    Does it go far? Can't see an mention of coverage on the listing? As I mentioned in the original post, there are a few panels to go at = 33 x 5x6ft.

    (Which reminds me, plus 12 bits of 1x6ft trellis which I need to make!!!)
     
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    It always go far when you use a sprayer. Anyway you will need as much to do 2 coats.

    Andy
     
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    Found COVERAGE "Approx coverage: 1 litre to 3-4m2"

    Each fence is 2.7m2 (per side) so around 6.5 panels per tin (one coat) = 5 TINS (APPROX £125)

    Without wanting to appear to be scrimping, is this the best option?
     
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