Do not waste your money in purchasing this product (in white colour) can't speak about any other colours but will NOT BE USING THIS PRODUCT AGAIN. I used 15L on 40 square meters of treated pine fence and it has still not covered.
Great for painting tin shed
Had a 4ltr tub of this stuff that someone gave me and seeing how thin it is I didn't expect much from it.
I put it in a spray gun because it was too thin for a brush & started painting a treated pine fence.
Honestly you would need 44 gallons of the stuff to make a fence look good because it is so thin, it just soaks up & you can't even tell you have painted it. So I gave up on that idea.
Then I decided to try it on my tin shed.
No undercoat, no preparation and away I went.
The first coat almost all runs off, second coat sticks better & the t...
hird coat was amazing & I now have a deep green garden shed. Because it is so thin it takes only about 10 minutes between coats for it to dry. It has been on there for over a year now & it hasn't peeled, cracked or faded. It has been hailed on, drenched with torrential rain and been through weeks of 45 degree heat. When you open the tub the paint stinks to high heaven and is not much good for fences but brilliant on Tin sheds if you use a spray gun to apply it.
Purchased at It was given to me but I have seen it for sale at Bunnings.
Having survived another storm but removing shrubs that didn't, I realised the fence hadn't been painted behind these shrubs from previous owners. Went to get my doeskin fence paint only to be told they no longer carry that colour. Every fence in our area is either painted Hardie fence or the new metal fencing and all Doeskin in colour. Those colour choices you offer are not compatible in any shape or form and now I have to go the expense of getting an exterior paint..... Not happy Jan !! :(
Experiment for more choices....
Walpamur Fence Finish is a great product, inexpensive & easy to use. But despite the range of colours, they are rarely compatible with many of todays modern & contemporary house colours.
I wanted a very dark chocolate for the boundary fence, but didn't want to pay the price of external paint for such a large area. So I bought a tub of Walpamur Fence Finish in Charcoal & another in Mission Brown. Using some old plastic containers, I mixed different ratios of the two colours together & painted small sections of the fence. Waited about 30 m...ins for the various colours to develop, as they change during the drying period. The 50/50 combination resulted in a great dark, rich chocolate colour - perfect! So if you are wanting something a bit different to the standard, off the shelf colours, it may be worth considering combining two colours to get the right effect. By combining different colours in different ratios, you will get a unique result, so start small to test the effect before committing to the entire area. Available in: Pine Green (light) / Heritage Green (dark) / Charcoal / Ironbark (blue tone) / Mission Brown / Jarrah (orange tone)/ Doeskin (yellow tone) / White Hint: Water the paint down to use in a spray unit, its more economical & much easier than a brush or roller. Also, hose the fence about 5 mins prior to painting so the timber is damp (not wet) for a more even coating. One coat will look similar to stain, with two coats for a more intense painted look.
No Problems at All
Painted an old zincalume shed that had years of weathering. 3 coats with a roller or 2 coats with a brush to totally obscure the tin. Tried a high pressure washer to see if it stuck after a week of hot weather. it had stuck like the proverbial. For $34 for a 4l container if it lasts a couple of years i will be happy...painted on a hot day and it dried in under an hour. I have tried just about every paint brand over the years and it was as good to apply as any of others I have used..very happy..
Brushed on 2 coats of Ironbark for a great finish on pine fence.
Impt to stir thoroughly and thin a little (10%) if necessary.
10 litres covered ~ 80m2 two coats. Dried in 1 hr ~ 28C.
Only disappointment was that the colour turned out different to the painted sample blocks in Bunnings. It was blueish!
Had it tinted to Dulux Oolong for a better look.
Purchased in February 2021 for $69.25.
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Never let me down.
Seriously, I just do not understand these negative comments at all. Perhaps some people have a hard time reading instructions? I have used the product several times and have had ABSOLUTEY no issues. I have sprayed and also brushed. Works a treat either way. Great product; just a shame that, now I need more, there's been a $21 price hike.
Does a great job
Some reviewers say its too thick and others say its too thin. I suspect that either result could be obtained if its not stirred correctly. ALL paint will eventually settle if stored for a period of time. Stirring is easy: just ask the staff at Bunnings to spin it up for you when you buy it! I got great results from two applications on rough sawn timber.
Cheap, but does the job
I used the Walpamur paint to do about 90m of Ezy Clip timber fence palings.
My neighbour had painted his side of the fence using a top tier brand paint and a spray gun. He had to do two coats.
I bough the Walpamur to compare to his, and I'm cheap....
I started with the same spray gun he used, but gave up as it just wasnt working for me.
I ended up with a 100mm fence brush.
I mixed the paint with a cordless drill and stirrer first. Then started to slap it on thick. It looked thin as the 7 year old fence soaked the paint up. I'd do the ...first coat on one panel, and by the time I finished that one panel, I'd do the second coat on the same panel. before moving on. The finish was great. The timber was rough cut timber, so it still looked rough cut, just a different colour.
- Verified purchase
Not watery at all. Looks great!
Bought the 10L white and had it tinted to Surfmist.
The paint was far too thick to be used straight in the spray gun and 30% thinners had to be added.
I was skeptical as I read these reviews while searching to see whether the white could be tinted (bunnings employee wasn't sure). Either way, it tinted perfectly and I began spray and painting immediately after.
They must have either changed their paint mixture or people just aren't mixing it properly because I found it when on well to treated pine pailings. The coverage was good and it certai...
Put 1 egg cup of real paint into 4ltr of water would be better seriously it should be illegal to sel
It’s the worst paint I’ve ever used.
Don’t believe any review that says it’s good. It would be better to put a 250ml sample paint into 4 litres of water and would still be better than this. It might be ok to stain wood so it looks like treated pine. No seriously with all honesty keep away from this fence paint. Shame on this brand and for Bunnings to sell it. I bought the heritage green but it’s Brunswick if I do the 1000 coats to get a non transparent coverage haha, maybe it’s a joke and there is hidden cameras somewhere. Disappointed but will have a story to tell my grand kids.
Far too runny and even though repainting over same paint, had to paint 3 times.
The Walpamur Fence Finish was far too thin and even though it was easy to apply, you needed far too many coats and therefore not cost effective. Was even difficult to see where you had applied the paint, so that speaks volumes. Would definitely purchase any other paint in preference to Walpamur.
For The Price, Very Good
For what we paid for the paint we were very impressed. Covered the old existing paint and very easy to apply. Had to use two coats for a perfect finish, but that would have applied to any paint we used.
Would certainly recommend this product. Time will tell how good it really is.
Waste Of Money Poor Quality
I bought the Fence finish in Ironbark. This is terrible paint its very very watery and dries patchy, very poor quality it doesn't even dry the same colour on the lid. Its supposed to be a really dark blue / grey but just goes on grey and watery. My fence just looks patchy like its just been wet with the hose, I will be returning this paint and getting a better quality one.
Used it on an old hay shed....
I spay painted the corrugated tin on an old hay shed and shearing shed and an old weatherboard shearer's one room cottage with this product 11 years ago. I didn't need a super thick coverage, but did use 2 coats and am more than happy with the results. It is still pretty much the same colour as when I first did it. Perhaps I could put a fresh coat on it...but not necessary really. THe staff at Bunnings were surprised when I told them what I was going to do with it. I would use it again for this purpose.
watered down paint
This paint is terrible. It is like your painting with coloured water, it does not have a good looking finish. It is cheap in price but not worth getting at all. Plus i suspect that it will fade quickly with how watered down it is. I sprayed this product on a new fence and had to go over the same spot about 5 times and still got a patchy looking finish.
I love this stuff!
I have used both the Ironbark Grey and White numerous times for a variety of applications with no complaints. I always have a bucket of each on hand for new projects and the occasional touch up. It does need a good stir and I agree, the Ironbark Grey does have a bluish tinge to it but only in full sun.
Great cheap option so far
I have only just used this product in an ironbark grey colour to cover up my mission brown pergola and lattice (who paints lattice!).
So far am really happy with it - took two coats to cover it, as expected, and its looking pretty good. Paint seemed of normal thickness, went on easily, covered that ugly old brown up really well and mixed easily enough but i only bought 4 litres which made that easier.
My only complaint - if you could even call it that - is that it looks a bit bluer than i expected - sort of blue-grey .. but it might be just that weird context-dependent colour change thing that paint does.
Now i have to fix the wood rot i discovered when painting the posts :(
Slap it on thickly with a brush, and you'll get a good result!
When I read the reviews for this paint only *after* I'd already bought it, I was apprehensive about what sort of result I'd end up with! I gave it a very good stir with a metal stirrer that looked like a potato masher and reached all the way to the bottom of the 10 litre tub, to ensure the pine green pigment was evenly distributed. I used a 100mm fence brush, and slapped it onto my old timber paling fence. Initially it seemed to be invisible, more like I'd just hosed the fence - but then I slapped it on more thickly, not spreading it out so ...much. Great result - once dry, it was just the finish I was after - more a stain type of effect. The 10 litre tub was just enough for one generous coat on a 24 metre fence, and was easy to apply. I would certainly use it again.
Questions & Answers
I'm searching for more information on using a sprayer and painting an old asbestos fence. It's only about 1.75m tall and about 8 meters long that I'd like to paint (the rest is behind shrubbery), as it's so ugly (gray) & is seen from our patio. I've read a few accounts of this paint doing the job (2-3 coats) and that it helps to contain the fibres. I wondered if anyone here might be able to speak to this?
Lastly, would it be similar to try to spray a heavy stain instead? I'm in WA, so not too sure if that's something carried here with all of the brick homes. I'm not originally from AU (arrived in 2007), so what I'm used to getting just isn't here for me.
Thanks for any advice!
As I am not from WA & the conditions are very different to Qld, I did a quick google search about some of the issues you raised. In brief, it appears that spraying is your best & safest method, though a 'heavier' exterior paint maybe better to seal the asbestos fibres. Ref: https://fencemakeovers.com.au/painting-asbestos-fence/
what alternative can be used for walpamur fence paint colour doeskin
Looks like a few of the older colours have been removed from the range though I'm surprised that a light beige/cream option isn't available, not everyone has monochrome. If you can't find old stock in a smaller hardware or Gumtree etc, you may have to rethink your colour scheme (I switched to a darker contrast, hence the experimental colours) or get an alternate fence paint & have it tinted.
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