Quality Products for Painting your Fence
We supply a vast range of paints for decorating and protecting your fence. Our product range includes quality fence paint from the biggest manufacturers in the wood care industry, including Owatrol, Bedec, Osmo, Blackfriar and Solignum, as well as products from the likes of Rustoleum.
If you are looking for the best fence paint to protect your fence, you have come to the right place. We can help you find a paint that will protect your garden fence from water and UV light damage, as well as wet rot, decay, mould growth and wood boring insects.
Popular choices include green, black, grey and brown fence paint, but please take the time to browse our product range to find a coloured fence paint that suits the theme of your garden and brings your fence to life.
When looking to purchase a new paint for your fence, there are several things you need to consider. Below we have answered just a few of the common questions we regularly get asked about fencing paints and the topics surrounding them.
What is the difference between water-based, solvent-based and oil-based paints when speaking about fencing paint?
In terms of performance there is little difference, as water based paint technology has come a long way in recent years. The main advantage of using a water based paint is they tend to be of a lower VOC meaning less smell, less harmful fumes and they are more environmentally friendly.
How to paint a fence?
Surface preparation will always be dependent on the paint/coating system we intend to use, also the age and condition of the fence would be a factor. If, for example, you were to use Bedec Barn Paint on a fence already painted, we would advise that all lose and flaking paint is removed and that the fence is abraded then thoroughly cleaned and degreased prior to application.
Using the same paint again for example, if we were to apply it to a pressure treated fence we would need to allow the fence to weather for around 6 months before painting. This would allow all the solvents trapped in the pressure treatment to escape, also allowing the mill glaze to weather away (a shiny surface produced from the milling process which can affect paint adhering).
When is the best time to paint your fence?
Spring or summer is generally the best time to paint your fence when the temperatures are warmer. 10-35 degrees C with a max 80% relative humidity would be ideal, with no fog or rain forecast. If you can protect your fence from direct sunlight during the application process, that would be ideal also, but again this may vary between brands and systems. We always advise customers to consult the manufacturers technical data sheet prior to use.
What fence paint is best?
This really depends on the finish and level of protection that is required. A good go to paint would be Bedec Barn paint in matt, gloss or satin finish, depending on what you want to achieve.
If it's a natural un-painted finish/look that you want, we would advise you to choose a penetrating oil such as Owatrol Textrol. Or, if you want to achieve a stained look, we might suggest you choose Solignum Architectural which has a BBA approval.
How much fence paint do I need?
This is dependent on the coating system you opt for, as coverage can vary between brands. Wood is a natural substrate with varying porosity which can affect consumption, as can the chosen method of application. Using the same example as previously (Bedec Barn Paint), we would expect to see a coverage of 13-15 square metres per litre per coat, depending on the substrate texture, age and porosity.
A penetrating oil finish such as Textrol will achieve around 12m2 per litre, which again depends on the application method, as well as the type, age, porosity and texture of the fence in question. Sawn timber will consume more product, whereas planned timber will give you a higher coverage rate.
Where to buy fence paint?
You can buy paint for fences online from Promain Paints, as well as a range of other coating distributors and stockists throughout the UK.
Popular Fence Paints
When looking to buy a new paint for your garden fence, you will need to assess the various different options available. If you are specifically searching for Cuprinol fence paint, there are many more options that you should consider first.
Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint
This is a water based, opaque matt finish paint for exterior substrates such as sheds, garden furniture and fences. Available in a range of decorative colours, including dark brown, white, black and aged grey, this product is a popular choice for enhancing the way your garden fencing looks. If you are looking for a protective coating, the Owatrol shed and fence paint product is guaranteed against flaking for between 5 and 15 years.
Bedec Barn Paint
This water based product can be applied to wood, plastic, concrete, brick, cladding and weathered galvanised steel. It fits the bill perfectly when looking for a quality product to coat your fence with. Offering excellent colour retention once dry, this coating is tough and durable and will serve you well for many years to come.
Osmo one coat only HS Plus
One Coat Only is best used on exterior woodwork to stain it and help maintain it's natural beauty for a long time. With excellent weather resistance and UV protection, One coat is ideal for outdoor wooding, on things like horizontal/vertical slidings, windows, fences, plywood, summerhouses and flower boxes.
Aquadecks is a penetrating and bonding wood finish providing a flexible, long-lasting rich, matt finish for all woods, including exotic hardwoods. It saturates, penetrates and stabilises wood to minimise cracking, warping and other damage caused by moisture and sun.
Choosing a Paint for your Garden Fence
The Promain Technical Department can help you to choose a fence paint that suits your requirements. If you are stuck trying to find a product to protect and decorate your fence, please get in touch and we can talk you through your options.