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    Painting over fence paint


    Hi, my decking has been painted with fence paint and has stripped and worn when rained a few days later. Can I paint decking paint ontop of the fence paint or do I have to remove it first?

    Asked by Anthony on 22nd Sep 2021
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    A R Surfacing

    I would rub it down with sandpaper when it’s a dry day. Also, I suggest you use a product that is for decking.
    A R Surfacing"

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Foundation decorators

    "The best thing to do would be to give light sanding to score the surface then give 2 coats of decking paint."

    Answered on 14th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Conection Ltd

    "Hi, no you have to jet wash the decking and leave to dry, and then paint with decking paint."

    Answered on 4th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    CBS Builders

    "What you can do is hire a sander that you use for wood flooring and sand the decking then paint it after you have brushed off any dust on the decking."

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Dale construction&landscaping services

    "Hi, if I was doing the job I would strip off any old paint that was existing."

    Answered on 29th Sep 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "Hi, I’d jet wash it, let it dry. Applying 2 coats of oil-based decking oil."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Jun 2016 - report
    tlpc services

    "Ideally you need to remove the old paint with a paint strpper, then sand, then I would use a weatherproof woodstain for decking."

    Answered on 27th Oct 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    MRT Landscaping & Gardens

    "You need to power wash the paint off completely then use a decking stain or oil. Fence paint isn't the correct product for decking."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Advanced fixings

    "I would recommend you remove it so that the paint sticks to the Wood better and last longer."

    Answered on 7th Oct 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    PS Garden Care & Property Maintenance

    "It’s not recommended as fence paint is flaky and painting over won’t solve the problem.
    Best to jet wash then when dry brush off and then apply a least toxic paint stripper (wearing safety goggles and gloves).
    Then jet wash again and sand finally to remove any remaining flakes, brush off and ready then to apply an oil-based decking stain that feeds the wood too to prolong life and withstand foot traffic.
    No quick fix to do a proper job whatever others may say.

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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