Repainting Palisade Fencing

Repainting Palisade Fencing DIY Guide

DIY Guide: Repainting Palisade Fencing

Repainting Palisade Fencing DIY

A step-by-step DIY guide to repainting palisade fencing

STEP 1: Remove peeling paint with Plascon RemovALL All Purpose Paint Remover. Rust can be treated by using Polycell End Rust to create an impervious film on the metal. Please note that a rust remover/converter should not be used on galvanised iron.

STEP 2: Wash the fence with Plascon Metalcare Waterbased Degreaser and rinse well with clean water. Allow to dry.

STEP 3: Prime the fence with Plascon Metalcare Waterbased Primer for an extremely high performance barrier against rust.

STEP 4: Finish your fence off with 2 coats of Plascon Waterbased Enamel for a durable long-lasting and chalk-resistant finish. Plascon Waterbased Enamel is available in a wide range of tinted colours.

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28 thoughts on “Repainting Palisade Fencing

  1. I have just bought a plot and my father surprised me by covering the area with a 2m high palisade fence which he bought second-hand. I’d like to show my appreciation by repainting and repairing this gift (fence).

    I need to know:

    1) What materials and manpower is needed to repaint a 650m burgundy steel palisade on both sides.
    2) It has a total rust area of about 25%.
    Some areas are bent and need replacing.
    3) What is the likely duration to get this work done and
    4) How much should the individual part-time painters be paid?

    • Hi Reuben, thanks for getting in touch.

      Could you please supply us with JPG images of the palisade that clearly shows the condition of the current coating and the areas affected by rust? You can send these to advice@plascon.co.za

      We will then be able to supply you with the materials that will be needed and the application details of the products, but we will not be able to provide the manpower needed, the duration or the cost of individual or part time painters. This will depend on who you hire for the job.

    • Hi Reuben, thank you for the pics! We have sent these off to our Tech Services team and will respond as soon as we receive feedback. Thank you for your patience.

    • Hi Reuben, we have consulted with our tech services and this is what they recommended:

      1. Clean surfaces with Aquasolv Degreaser and rinse off with clean fresh water, allow to dry.

      2. Sand all rust spots back to bright metal and dust off.

      3. Prime bare areas with Plascosafe 18 Primer (EMS 18) and allow to dry

      4. Repaint with two coats of TRP (Nuroof Range) and allow 2 hours to dry between coats.

    • I need advice please. I started painting a new palisade fence and used a water-based primer. I then painted part of the fence with Plascon’s Metalcare etch primer and only realized afterwards that it is solvent based. My problem is: What paint do I use now as part of the fence is covered with water-based primer and part with solvent-based primer? Will Water-based Enamel (Which I wanted to use) work on the Etch Primer?
      Please advise
      Pieter

  2. Hi

    I would like to know how to calculate the area to be painted on a palaside fence both sides. Is it measured in square metres measuring the full flat area?

    • Hi Luxolo, thanks for getting in touch.

      Our tech services team advises that there is unfortunately no calculation for painting palisade fencing. Plascon does have a Paint Calculator, however this is for calculating the amount of paint needed for walls, windows and doors.

  3. I have a palisade fence that I would like to repaint for cosmetic purposes. There is no rust and no loose flaking paint. The paint (i’m guessing it was galvanized) is actually in excellent condition, only it is faded and dull.

    I was planning on cleaning the palisade with a high pressure washer and following up with the WB Enamel or Nuroof. Any other suggestions?

    • Hi Hugo, thanks for contacting us.

      It would depend if the current coating is water-based or solvent-based?

      If water-based: Clean the palisade with a Polycell Sugar Soap and water solution. Rinse completely with clean water and allow it to dry. Finish with 2 coat of Plascon Wall & All with 2 hours drying time in between coats.

      If solvent-based: Clean the palisade with a Polycell Sugar Soap and water solution. Rinse completely with clean water and allow it to dry. Apply 1 coat Plascon Universal Undercoat and allow it to dry for 16 hours. Finish with 2 coats Plascon Wall & All with 2 hours drying time in between coats.

  4. Hi. We put our palisade fence in 2005. It is now rusting but there is no corrosion as yet. What is the best way to remove the rust and what products do we use to re paint and maintain.

    • Hi Atham, it seems the information you require is above, but I do see that multiple options are provided.

      To remove the rust: Remove peeling paint with Plascon RemovALL All Purpose Paint Remover. Rust can be treated by using Polycell End Rust OR Sand all rust spots back to bright metal and dust off.

      Repainting will depend on what coating was used before (unless you have removed the old paint entirely):

      If water-based: Clean the palisade with a Polycell Sugar Soap and water solution. Rinse completely with clean water and allow it to dry. Finish with 2 coat of Plascon Wall & All with 2 hours drying time in between coats.

      If solvent-based: Clean the palisade with a Polycell Sugar Soap and water solution. Rinse completely with clean water and allow it to dry. Apply 1 coat Plascon Universal Undercoat and allow it to dry for 16 hours. Finish with 2 coats Plascon Wall & All with 2 hours drying time in between coats.

        • Hi Antham, excellent question so thank you for asking!

          The most important thing is to determine whether the previously-used paint is solvent-based or water-based. Conduct a test patch on a small area using a cloth and methylated spirits. If the coating is removed then it is water-based; if no paint is removed then it is solvent-based.

    • Hi John, roof paint is specifically designed for painting roof surfaces, so we therefore do not advise the use of roof paint on palisade fencing or walls.

      What we do suggest is using Plascon Wall & All to exterior new mild steel. Here are the steps:

      1. Surface to be clean and dry.
      2. Remove surface contaminants using Metalcare Aquasolv Degreaser with a bristle brush or Brillo pads.
      3. Rinse thoroughly with tap water until surface is water break-free.
      4. Allow to dry completely and prime within 4 hours of cleaning. Prime with one coat Mild steel Primer with an overcoating time of 16 hours and finish with two coats of Wall & All with 2 hours drying time between coats, for a maintenance cycle of 12 years.

  5. Hi! I’m working on a project for technology. If I put up a fence around a park I figured that a Palisade fence would be the best option. But I have a few questions:

    1.) How much does the palisade fence cost on it own per meter, per hectare and per 2hectare?
    2.) How often will the fence require maintenance or a repaint?
    3.) How much will the maintenance cost per meter, per hectare and per 2hectare?

    • Hi Rachelvzyl, thanks for getting in touch.

      Please note that we are not a supplier of palisade fencing and therefore cannot advise you on the cost of such a project. We can only advise you about painting / repainting the fencing. How often the fencing will require a repaint depends entirely on weather conditions as well as your own discretion. The information for repainting palisade fences can be found in the article above.

  6. Hi Plascon,

    Reading all your replies above, you have confused me. Specific questions and answers about what paint is best is contradicting. You refer to water-based enamel as best long lasting and professional. But then multiple times you refer to nuroof as the option, but also wall and all! In fact majority of your answer are nuroof, but one specific answer you say no to it and wall and is it the option.

    I know it depends on what’s currently there but this can be resolved by specific primers. What is your BEST option of paint for pallisade and why?

    • Hi Philip, apologies for the late response. We were experiencing system problems last week.

      You are correct in saying that the best option will depend on the surface in question as well as the current condition of the surface.

      For mild steel one would need to remove all oil, grease and other contaminants using Plascon Aquasolv Degreaser (GR 1). Rinse thoroughly with water and then remove any rust by coarse sanding, mechanical grinding, etc. or with the appropriate Plascon Removall Coating / Rust Remover product. Prime with Metalcare Mild Steel Primer (UC 501) or Metalcare Metal WB Primer (MWP 1). Once dry, apply 2 coats of Metalcare water-base enamel.

      The data sheets for the mentioned products are attached in the links provided above and contain useful information for helping to determine which product(s) will be best suited to the specific job at hand.

  7. Hi. We need to repaint our Spanish style galvanised steel burglar bars. They were originally painted white by the company that installed them. The finish is very smooth and glossy, generally still in good condition but flaking off in a few places because of someone’s over-enthusiasm with a high pressure cleaner. What is the best way to repaint them and with what products? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Mariana, thanks for getting in touch with us. Here’s what you need to do.

      For previously-painted surfaces in good condition: Remove loose and flaking paint by scraping and sanding. Clean with a Polycell Sugar Soap Powder solution to remove all contaminants and chalked material. Rinse well with clean water to remove all traces of Sugar Soap. Alternatively, clean with high pressure water jet.

      Spot prime bare areas with the appropriate primer. Metalcare Galvanised Iron Primer is recommended.

      Sand glossy enamel surfaces to a matt finish and apply a coat of Plascon Univsersal Undercoat. Thereafter apply 2 coats of Plascon Enamel Doors and Trims. Please find the data sheet in the link provided.

  8. Hi, we need to repaint our spanish burglar bars and gates. However they are badly flaking and starting to oxidise (quite an eyesore). They also are a twisted metal design and it looks like a lot of hard work. Which would be the best way to strip and repaint them? Thanks

  9. Good Day, I would like to repaint my palisades and window frames. The window frames have got an old enamel paint on (no visible rust spots). Can I just clean it and paint over the old paint? The palisades have got rust here and there. What must I do to clean it and which products must I use to repaint? Then I have got a badly rusted carport that needs to be repainted. Products to use? And lastly, badly peeling facia boards. How do I clean them and which kind of paint/products must I use to repaint them?

    Thank you! Regards, Chris

    • Hi Chris, thank you for getting in touch with us. Please expect an emailed response by one of our experts who has some questions to ask before he can properly assist you.

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