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What's the best fence paint?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by DIYspanner, 6 Feb 2020.

  1. DIYspanner

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    I painted the fence last year with OneCoat dark oak but its already faded in places and turned green is other areas.

    Its a spaced latt fence and may paint it again this year but I want a product with more robust finish. I don't want the fence black so engine oil and creosote can't be used.

    Any recommendations?
     
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    I've also had a look at Wilko own brand. May get a tub of that, paint one of the worst areas and see its fairs for the rest of the year.
     
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    I thought Creosote came in different shades from dark brown to light brown ....
     
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    Creosote is no longer generally available, for health and environmental reasons.

    Onecoat and other shed and fence treaments are usually a water-based emusion that leaves a coloured, waxy coating on the surface to repel water. When it is weathered and no longer repels water (or when it is fresh and has not yet cured) you can apply more coats over the top.

    https://www.diy.com/departments/ron...-matt-shed-fence-treatment-12l/1919510_BQ.prd

    If you dislike it, or want a lighter colour, you can blast it off with a jetwasher (this will also raise the grain of the wood)
     
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    Sorry I meant Creocote..
     
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    Would never use paint on a fence, I use decking oil coloured to suit .
     
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    What do you colour the oil with?

    The engine oil brand I use have a decking oil 20l tub at a good price. If I can get that to look like dark oak, I could use that.
     
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