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paint for wood fence

8 year old wood fence.

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Posted 2013-10-22T19:40:19+0000  by praponte36 praponte36

Hello praponte36!


If existing paint is flaking, use a putty knife to remove until the remaining paint is well-adhered.


Clean the entire surface with Mold Armor Deck and Fence Cleaner.

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Simply attach to hose and spray on, scrub if needed to remove dirt and stains, and rinse in 10-minutes (before the chemicals have time to dry).


Allow the fence to air-dry for six or more hours.


Prime bare wood and apply exterior paint in the color of choice.



Expect one gallon to coat approximately 400 square feet of fence.


Calculate square footage: multiply the length times the height of the fence, then multiply by two if you are painting both sides.



Most fence paints can be sprayed, brushed, or rolled.


Check with your Tool Rental Associate for information about renting a sprayer.

Posted 2013-10-22T19:56:04+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Thank you, the fence is still in its natural color, damage isn't quite severe from being untreated.  Should I paint or stain? 

Posted 2013-10-22T20:01:50+0000  by praponte36

Hello Again praponte36!


Since your deck is natural, I would strongly recommend stain instead of paint.


Deck and fence stains are penetrating sealers that carry both color and water proofing.


Stain eliminates the need to scrape off flaking paint in several years when the fence needs "freshening up."


When that day comes, you'll simply clean and stain again.



Primer is not typically required since most stains penetrate into the surface of wood.


Behr commonly recommends two coats and no more.


Stain applied too thick can become brittle and crack.

Posted 2013-10-22T20:12:19+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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