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LSUvegasbombed
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Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
So I bought a house where the previous owner painted the exterior fence brown. I am wanting to paint it a different color. It will be sort of dark gray\stone color.

Do i need to prime first? what type of paint would you use so it doesnt crack? I dont want it to be glossy or anything.

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FlyinTiger93
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
It's not the paint that is cracking. It's the expansion/contraction of the wood pulling it apart. Pressure wash that crap off, and stain it.


LSUvegasbombed
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
well maybe its already stained because this is not cracking at all like the shutters have done since winter is over.


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Aristo
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
SW carries a gray stain.


LSUvegasbombed
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
would i be able to stain on top of that dark brown stain?


Aristo
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
No, you would need to get as much off as possible.


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Aristo
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
Take a close up picture of the fence and bring it to SW, they will tell you exactly what to do.

ETA: Maybe call then email picture since you might be on lockdown.
This post was edited on 3/26 at 3:45 pm


Donzi Tiger 1
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re: Painting a fence that was painted brown - questions
a solid stain is what i would use. The word stain is misleading. It will basically be like a solid coat of paint, but dosent require primer and absorbs in the wood and has no sheen. A regular exterior house paint will work also since the woods pores are sealed now.


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