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Black fence paint

zugeniezugenie Posts: 834
edited February 2022 in Tools and techniques
I’m after recommendations for black fence paint, please, if it can be used on concrete too that’s ideal as I don't really want to leave the concrete posts between the panels unpainted.

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,681
    Cuprinol Garden Shades, it can be used on masonry too. It's a bit pricey but I found it covered very well and went on easily.
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 834
    Loxley said:
    Cuprinol Garden Shades, it can be used on masonry too. It's a bit pricey but I found it covered very well and went on easily.
    Thank you Loxley! I had thought about the garden shades so good to hear it’s good for fences!
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,440
    As @Loxley says, Cuprinol Garden Shades will do the trick - I've used it on fencing and concrete posts.  It is pricey but should last up to five years.  You need to get the second coat on the same day otherwise the waxes can repel the paint.  I'm going to paint my fencing again this year but in phases because of this timing stress factor!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    I use the Ducksback stuff for my timber, and it works quite well on metal. I have a kick over bolt on the back gate, and it's had a couple of coats. Still looks fine. I also did the railings on my back steps as they were looking pretty rubbish, and apart from the odd bit that peeled off, they've been fine for nearly two years.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 834
    As @Loxley says, Cuprinol Garden Shades will do the trick - I've used it on fencing and concrete posts.  It is pricey but should last up to five years.  You need to get the second coat on the same day otherwise the waxes can repel the paint.  I'm going to paint my fencing again this year but in phases because of this timing stress factor!
    Funny you say that as I was reading about it on their website and it was very stern about painting in phases! My husband will help so hopefully we can do a couple of panels each at a time!!
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,440
    Yes, @zugenie, I followed those stern instructions! (Many people don't and then start ranting about the quality of the paint - same with patio cleaning products!)  One other tip, if there's any algae or mould on your panels, treat them a few days beforehand with an algaecide like Patio Magic or Algon.  Good luck!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.


  • @zugenie
    We went to B&Q and chose a customised colour from Valspar. They have more than 200 colours and you can have the same colour as inside/outside paint, and of course for wood and masonry. Before we decided finally, we bought different colours as testers. This was a wise decision so that we could actually see what the colour looks like in sun, grey days, mornings, evenings. The Valspar paint cost only £5 more than a Cuprinol paint, but was worth the effort and money.

    I my garden.

  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 834
    Yes, @zugenie, I followed those stern instructions! (Many people don't and then start ranting about the quality of the paint - same with patio cleaning products!)  One other tip, if there's any algae or mould on your panels, treat them a few days beforehand with an algaecide like Patio Magic or Algon.  Good luck!
    Fortunately we’re only painting the back fence to start and that gets lots of sun year round so no algae! The other bit we paint will be a new fence when we get it replaced, the bit we do next year will be the problem one!!
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