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    Painting a deck with fence paint


    I have painted my decking with fence paint which I know is wrong can I put decking oil on top of it to preserve it?

    Asked by Sue on 25th Jun 2021
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    PJ Construction

    "You can put a lacquer over it to protect it normally not great to use decking paint on it or even put a clear varnish on it. Does not have to be a dear brand any varnish will do you and give it a shine finish to"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    LIMO Developments


    There are 2 types of fence paint, Water based and Oil based. If the fence paint was oil based, ie Creosote I would say that you don't need to worry. If it was water based, you will need to remove all the paint before re-coating with the oil protection to preserve.


    Richard Collins"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "No, the paint will protect it to some degree, and you have probably just created a health and safety issue depending on the type of paint you have used."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Custom edge projects

    "Yes, you can put a stain on this and it’ll act as a binder as it’s offers a coating protection to the fences painted wood. However, next time try using timber deck paint it’ll be a better finish."

    Answered on 30th Dec 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    nsc nscbrickwork

    "Personally I wouldn't. I would go to paint supplier and see what product they recommend."

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "Using a clear wood preserver on decking will retain the natural look of the wood whereas a coloured preservative will stain the wood, effectively acting as a decking stain"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report

    "You can buy decking oil in colour you want that will already have chemicals to preserve it"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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