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Any recommendations for a good fence paint I can have mixed for colour.

 

I bought Cuprinol ducksback in a grey and have done a lot of fence with it but it has dried to a sort of inky blue not the mid grey it was when wet.  Looks very wrong on my fences so will have to overpaint with something lighter.....its rough sawn timber.

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Somebody else may know how easy it is to paint on top of that ... the docs for Ducksback say it has a "Wax-enriched formula", which (to me) implies a possible difficulty in overpainting, which perhaps suggests taking careful advice and perhaps a test patch or even a different shade of the same stuff.

 

Ferdinand

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yep its a worry as the colour is horrid and looks awful. I did think it wasn't right but OH said we couldn't get a fair picture until we had more done so I spent 4 hours yesterday painting it and now he doesn't like it either.  Need a lighter grey.

 

 

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I can't really comment on this one, as my preferred approach to painted fences is "don't, without a really good reason".

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My recommendation with these sort of events (something turning out an unexpected shade etc..) is to leave it for a few months and then see if you still notice or care.

 

Very tempting to try and fix it in the moment when you're focused on it ....

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Colour isn't too bad. I would leave it and see if it fades. Paint it light next time.

 

On sawn timber I prefer wood stains (Ronseal etc) which I spray with a cheap hoselock pump up garden sprayer. It ruins the sprayer but the small ones aren't much more expensive than several good brushes.

 

 

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Thanks all.

 

Yes doing all edges and as its hit and miss have to do the in betweens as well plus the other side.  Its a lot of fence. Wretched paint has a 5 year guarantee just my luck it wont fade at all!

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2 minutes ago, lizzie said:

Wretched paint has a 5 year guarantee just my luck it wont fade at all!

 

There you go then, see how you feel about it in 5 years :)

 

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I think the colour contrasts nicely against the red brick and coping stones.

 

Warship grey would suit a corporate HQ.

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Mine is hit and miss too so I can appreciate how long it took 🙂. We must both be hit and miss with the colour choice too as I don’t really like mine. Dried much more orange than I expected, but as per some comments above after 2 years I don’t care much. And it hasn’t faded either lol. 

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9 minutes ago, newhome said:

And it hasn’t faded either lol.

 

I think that is the wrong answer 😀, particularly as your 2 years in the howling Scottish salt-laden eviscerating gales is equivalent to about 10 in the gentle Shires of the South.

 

In a minute you'll tell us you used the same paint !

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1 hour ago, Ferdinand said:

 

In a minute you'll tell us you used the same paint !

 

:ph34r:

 

 

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I think it looks good, a lighter colour would contrast / stand out more.

 

Like a lot of others have said, its bound to fade to a lighter colour.

 

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Looks fine to me but your the one who has to live with it. Just be aware that if you overpaint with a lighter colour it’s going to need a few coats. I know as I did the same thing but in brown Cuprinol ducks back. In the end I really liked the two tone colour and am repainting my whole massive shed with another two coats light brown first and then dark brown  (4 in total !)  I got the paint of amazon for £10 per 5 litres so decided to go crazy ! 

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2 hours ago, Simplysimon said:

looks fine to me, how often will you be looking at it?

Every day!

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7 hours ago, Cpd said:

In the end I really liked the two tone colour

 

@lizzie, is this a good point to introduce that well known bird Anas fulvigula, the Mottled Duck, as a suitable mood and texture board for this putative fence painted in Ducks Back?

 

Its back has an undertone of greyish, and a dominant colour of brown and a patch of bright, inky blue. Really quite fetching.

 

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Credit: Macaulay Library.

 

If the top coat flakes, you will get an attractive, naturalistic, pattern.

 

Ferdinand

 

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