Level up your home’s curb appeal by giving your picket fence a fresh paint makeover.

ESTIMATED TIME
A day

  • The time taken will depend on the weather and how large your fence is.
  • Allow for at least two hours between coats. You might need up to 4 hours if it’s cold or humid.

MATERIALS

Here's what you're going to need:

  • Taubmans All Weather® Exterior in your chosen colour
  • Painting pot
  • Putty knife or spatula
  • Flat paddle paint stirrer
  • Wide paintbrush (75mm or 100mm)
  • Drop sheet
  • 10-12mm nap roller and tray
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • Damp cloth

STEPS

  1. Move away any objects, like vehicles or plants etc, that may be standing near the picket fence. Brush away any dirt and lay down your drop sheet at the base.
  2. Scrape off any peeled or cracked paintwork.
  3. Treat any mould with bleach (diluted with water by 50%) then rinse with clean water.
  4. Fill and prime any large holes or surface defects.
  5. Once the picket fence has been sanded and wiped clean, it’s ready for Taubmans All Weather® Exterior paint. You don’t need to prime the surface beforehand.
  6. Open and stir your paint thoroughly for at least five minutes before loading your paint brush.
  7. To make painting your picket fence quick and easy, start by painting the board at the bottom of your fence with your paint brush. Be careful not to pick up any dirt from the ground.
  8. Use your brush to paint the areas where the boards and panels meet.
  9. Once you’ve painted all the crevice areas with an even coat, use the roller in a vertical up and down motion to paint the panels.
  10. After you’ve finished the first coat, wait at least 2 hours before applying the next one. You might need a third coat if you are painting over exposed timber.
  11. Remember to dispose of waste paint, flakes and dust responsibly. Do not pour waste paint down the drain.

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