What To Look For in a Fence Paint
The first decision to make is whether you want water-based or solvent-based paint.
Choose water-based paint if you want a fast-drying paint that is more environmentally friendly. Water-based paints extend well over surfaces and you won’t need to use chemicals to clean brushes. Plus, lighter colours won’t yellow over time.
For a tougher finish, choose solvent-based paint. This is easier to wipe clean and can achieve a higher-gloss finish than water-based paint. Its thick viscosity often reduces the chance of drips, but it does take longer to dry.
A 5 – 6 L tin of paint can cover approximately 30 m² (about 10 fence panels). However, of course, it depends how many coats are required. A 9 L tin that covers around 54 m² will cover up to 17 fence panels.
Some of the best fence paints are versatile enough for use on several different surfaces. Look for paint that can be used on rough-sawn timber as well as wrot timber. This can be used on furniture as well as fences.
After researching some of the leading fence paint brands, I’ve chosen the Johnstone’s Garden Colours Fence Paint as my top pick. This water-based paint can be applied to wood, plastic, and stone and the 1 L tin covers around 12 m². It comes in a range of colours which are great for both traditional and modern gardens.
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