How we took it on from start to finish
“When we bought our house a few years ago, our front fence was already painted white but not the crisp, clean white we were after (or dreamed of having). So after our initial Dulux Consult Consultation with Leslie, we decided to repaint it with Dulux White on White™.
We jumped into it early on a Saturday morning because we were so excited to start. Being a timber picket fence, ours had moved over the years and wasn’t perfectly aligned as it once was. Plus, there were so many plants attached to it we had to be careful when we were prepping and sanding to not accidentally rip them out.
Like our front door project, we kept everything as clean as we could. We brushed away the dirt on the fence and placed our drop sheet down to avoid any accidental spills (mainly from Brodie!).
The original paintwork had areas that needed some TLC, so we patched them up then lightly sanded the rest. This was probably the longest part of the painting, but good preparation is the key to great results!
We made sure to prime it beforehand which dried quickly thanks to the 30ºC+ Melbourne day.
Then, we started painting with a spray gun (something we’ve never used before but it was so much fun)! It was super quick and made reaching those tricky spots easier. We ended up doing two coats and now our fence looks bright and brand new!”
Sarita and Brodie’s tip:
Prepping is the most important part when it comes to your fence. Cleaning, sanding and filling any holes will make the world of difference to the finished result.
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.
“There was such a huge visible difference going from Dulux Casper White to Dulux White on White™, we were both so shocked with how great it turned out. It looks super fresh and will look even better against our newly painted house exterior.”
What we used to take on the fence
- Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen
- Selleys Spakfilla
- Drop sheet
- Flat paddle paint stirrer
- Wide paint brush
- 10-12mm nap roller and tray
- Medium grit sandpaper
- Damp cloth
- Bucket for cleaning