How to Paint Fences with Dulux Exterior Surface Paint

Hi, I’m Charly Duffy for the Dulux How To
Series on Exterior Surfaces. Nothing finishes off your house like a freshly
painted fence. You might think it’s a bit fiddly, but we’re
going to show you how we got this looking so fresh in such a short time, so you can
see just how easy it can be. An unpainted fence can really bring down your
home, making it look unfinished. My mate Drew here has come along to give me
a few handy tips on how to do it. Let’s get into it! Sounds like a plan! Firstly, you’ll need to prepare the fence
before you start painting. Move away any cars, bikes or other stuff you’ve
got lying around. With a broom, brush away any dirt or leaf
litter that’s around the fence. Lay drop sheets down over your tiles or concrete. If you got any post holding up your garage,
taped them down with drop sheets to prevent overspray. If you got trees along the fence line, tie
them back. Your going to need a brush, the biggest fence
brush you can get your hands on, a roller, a roller pole, a tray and a Medium to Long
‘nap’ roller sleeve — around 15-20mm would be best. You’ll also need some green and blue masking
tape and if you got any mould on the fence, some anti-mould solution or bleach to clean
it off. We’re also going to run through how to do
this job with a spray gun in case you’ve got one. If you’re fence is not brand new, you’ll also
need to get rid of dirt and flaking timber pieces with a wire brush. Now we’re ready to begin painting. We’re going to use a brush and roller to paint
the fence. Load up your brush with Dulux Weathershield
Stoney Creek and paint the board that runs along the bottom, being careful to not pick
up any dirt from the ground. Use your brush to paint in the valleys where
the roller can’t reach. Be sure to paint all 3 sides of the valley
with a nice even coat. Then, use your roller to paint the flat vertical
timbers. It’s best to roll vertically straight up and
down a couple of boards at a time to get a smooth finish.
If you got access to a spray gun, they get the job done very efficiently, and with very
little effort. And they’re heaps of fun to use! Just don’t spray when its windy or you can
end up with overspray. Have a good look at the instructions on the
spray to see if any dilution of the paint is required. Now you’re ready to spray! Point the spray gun directly ahead, spray
the paint up and down onto the surface of the fence. Take your finger off the trigger
at the top and the bottom. This will help you get an even cover on each
piece of timber, and prevent any drips from applying too much paint in one spot. Work your way across the whole fence until
you’re finished. And when you’re all done, clean up is simple. Just follow the clean up instructions on the
sprayer. What a great result… considering where we
started! Absolutely! And it took much less time and work than we
were expecting. What a difference a new coat of paint can
make. Yeah and it makes your house look super stylish,
for minimal effort. Worth doing, worth Dulux.

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