What's this fence been painted with?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by mike, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    Can anyone identify the finish that's been used on this fence?

    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b104/mkpb/fence.jpg

    The pic on the left shows that some of it's developed a sort of
    stringy texture that comes off like dried glue, but in other areas it
    doesn't seem like it'll come off easily at all.

    If I paint over it with some sort of shed and fence treatment, is it
    likely to take?

    Thanks for any advice.
    mike, Jun 7, 2009
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  2. mike

    Rod Guest

    mike wrote:
    > Can anyone identify the finish that's been used on this fence?
    >
    > http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b104/mkpb/fence.jpg
    >
    > The pic on the left shows that some of it's developed a sort of
    > stringy texture that comes off like dried glue, but in other areas it
    > doesn't seem like it'll come off easily at all.
    >
    > If I paint over it with some sort of shed and fence treatment, is it
    > likely to take?
    >
    > Thanks for any advice.


    Looks like common-or-garden modern fence finish - Cuprinol fence paint
    or similar. When applied to smooth surfaces (e.g. planed timber) it does
    tend to come off as you describe. On a good rough surface (old-fashioned
    sawn timber) it adheres quite well.

    Over-painting with similar products, even if you prepare very well, is
    likely to have the same end result.

    If you can put the effort in (and the scale is small enough), maybe
    something like this:

    <http://www.johnstonestrade.com/product-range/product.aspx?product=Quick_Dry_Opaque_Wood_Finish>


    Or various other manufacturers' offerings.

    (I *do* work for a company in the same group as Johnstones but nothing
    to do with paint.)

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    Rod, Jun 7, 2009
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