Paint for fence - how to protect and decorate the fence?

We cover wooden fence

The variety of shapes of fences is amazing. Someone has this monumental stone fence, reminiscent of the walls of medieval castles, someone is installing a fence of corrugated board, mesh-netting, wooden fence, slate, etc.

But the essence of this structure is always simple - to fence off your possessions from neighbors and casual passers-by and, in addition, to give the entire site a complete and complete look. And that this kind was also aesthetically pleasing, the paint is used to extract the of any desired color, protecting it from harmful aggressive influences.

Consider different types of paints for fences from the most popular materials. It so happened that one of the most commonly used materials for building an external fence in our country is a tree. A tree is a "breathing" material that needs careful and constant maintenance, as it is prone to rot, mold, etc.

For protection and painting of wooden fences , coatings and coating antiseptics, acrylate and oil

paints are used. Antiseptics penetrate well into the structure of the wood and are designed to protect the surface from weathering, mold, rot, etc.

Cover( opaque) materials completely hide the texture of wood, but the texture( relief) of the wooden surface remains visible.

Weak( translucent) materials perfectly preserve the texture of the tree and give it a color tint, thereby emphasizing its design and beauty. Oil paints are perfectly absorbed into the wood and protect it from atmospheric phenomena. The lack of these paints in the slow drying, as well as in a kind of matting and burn-in for some time.

Acrylic paints are excellent protectors of wood from the effects of atmospheric phenomena. They last much longer retain their luster and color in their original form than oil. In addition, these paints have a vapor permeability, excellent elasticity, etc. The service life of coatings is 3-5 years, covering and oil coatings - about 5-7 years and acrylates - 7-9 years.

Paint for fence - we decorate metal and slate

For painting metal fences paints are used, which can protect the coating from corrosion. Manufacturers produce a whole line of anti-corrosion paints and enamels designed to maintain your fence in perfect condition. If rust has appeared on the metal, there are special inks-"converters" for covering rusty areas.

In addition, traditionally, the use of oil, polyvinyl or alkyd paints. Galvanized and aluminum fences are painted with dispersion paints. On average, the life of this coating on the metal surface is about 5 years.

Slate fences are among the most budgetary variants of this structure and are often found as enclosures of summer cottages, temporary fences, etc. For coating, there is a specialized paint for slate, designed to protect this material from the formation of mosses and lichens on it, and to give it a wonderful aesthetic appearance.

Such compositions are produced by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, they are applied by an ordinary brush, sprayer or roller. Given a properly prepared surface, these paints can withstand up to 8 years on the fence.

The correct painting technique will extend the life of the

Depending on the material from which the fence is made, various preparations are carried out, and the painting of different surfaces differs. Consider the technology of dyeing a wooden fence, as the most common in our country. The painting involves three main stages:

  • surface preparation;
  • processing;
  • actually painting;
  • finish of painted surface( optional).

The first technological stage involves cleaning the prepared substrate from dirt and grease, smoothing the wooden surface, treating the fence with an antiseptic agent, and ripping unevenness and cracks.

The second stage consists of priming the surface, filling the embroidered irregularities and cracks with special putty using rubber or metal spatulas, as well as continuous grinding.

Very often you can hear the question: what layer of paint is needed on the fence? Fence coverage usually occurs in two layers. The first layer of paint is applied to the prepared substrate, it is well shaded for quick drying and to avoid the formation of streaks and bubbles. After drying of the primary layer( about a day), a second coat of paint is applied, and the fence acquires a beautiful and aesthetic appearance. The total coat of paint should not exceed 3-5 mm.