Shed & Fence Paint 5 Litres for £2.99 at Poundstretcher
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Shed & Fence Paint 5 Litres for £2.99 at Poundstretcher

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Found 1st Aug 2013
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11 Comments

Banned

This is Face paint and not Fence paint if your name is David Dickinson

If its water-based leave it on the shelf

Very cheap, great find

It's probably made from gravy.

E30Dan

If its water-based leave it on the shelf



care to explain why ?

lordzaz

care to explain why ?



Washes off in the rain and does not repel water

Bit of a sweeping statement, I used waterbased stain on my planters, they look as good and bead up aswell in rain as they did 2 years ago. Bought my cheapo stuff from Home Bargains

lordzaz

Bit of a sweeping statement, I used waterbased stain on my planters, they … Bit of a sweeping statement, I used waterbased stain on my planters, they look as good and bead up aswell in rain as they did 2 years ago. Bought my cheapo stuff from Home Bargains



It is a bit of a sweeping statement. However, a lot of people do express their disappointment with water-based timber treatments on DIY web sites and elsewhere.

The problem with water-based products is that they are not true stains or treatments at all, but are effectively paints in that they adopt the barrier method of protection. Therefore, they don't ever actually get absorbed into the timber but sit on the surface of it. That often means that the adhesion to the timber breaks down over time, often sooner than promised by the manufacturers and expected by the purchaser/user. The problem is often exacerbated by the quality of and the age of the timber it is being applied to and by inadequate cleaning prior to application. I mercilessly pressure wash fence panels before painting in the hope of getting better adhesion, although even then I have no great expectations.

True stains are oil-based and are messy, smelly and limited to a couple of colours typically, light brown and dark brown. They can't actually be absorbed that far into the surface of the timber, unlike tanalising, but it's still better than fence paint.

You takes your pick. Pros and cons. All I would say is that you can end uip paying a small fortune for Cuprinol or Ronseal products and still be no happier than with something similar and a lot cheaper from Wilkos or Asda.

would it be ok to use on tanalised timber as i have just used ronseal sprayable on largish fence , and worrried now whether it will be fully protected or not
Edited by: "rabialioness" 3rd Aug 2013

Its called paint as all it does is spruce up the appearance. If you read the user guide of some water based exterior wood 'treatments' it actually advises to use preservative before applying the water based treatment because again its really just for show. Unfortunately preservatives being oil based you need time to pass before the surface is coatable with the water based. Loved creosote.

rabialioness

would it be ok to use on tanalised timber as i have just used ronseal … would it be ok to use on tanalised timber as i have just used ronseal sprayable on largish fence , and worrried now whether it will be fully protected or not



should be but some tan can have powdery areas on surface which need recoating as water based tends not to adhere.
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