In this video, Daniel and Harriet give a helpful demonstration on how to easily paint a colourbond fence with self priming Dulux Weathershield paint and Graco Magnum ProX17 Airless Paint Sprayer. This guide will show you how easy it is to transform your old colour fence with a fresh new colour. We are writing this blog during lockdown because it’s the perfect time to get out in your backyard and spruce up your old fence with a new coat of paint. Whether you want to cover up damage from oxidation or fading, or you’re just tired of your old colour, giving your fence a fresh coat is the perfect solution.
About Dulux Weathershield
Dulux’s WeatherShield range is tough, durable, and provides protection against all weather conditions. One major helpful feature of this paint is that it’s self priming, so you don’t have to use any primer undercoats. Dulux WeatherShield is specially formulated to expand and contract with the surface so you won’t have to worry about peeling, blistering, or cracking. Weathershield paints also feature strong adhesion, mold, dirt and stain resistance, and self-priming. Self-priming is a particularly handy feature as it means you don’t have to go out and buy a separate primer - saving you time and money! Whether you’re looking for semi-gloss, low-sheen, or matt...WeatherShield has an option for you.
Weathershield uses MaxiFlex stretch technology to create a tough and flexible finish, giving it long lasting protection against the harsh Australian weather conditions. Weathershield’s durable design means that it is ideal for your exterior fences, no matter the tough weather conditions. With PaintAccess, you can easily order Dulux Weathershield online with our colour selection feature.
In this video, we used a couple of iQuip’s best products. With years of experience and a loyal customer base, iQuip is committed to providing the best products to all Australians. Whenever you buy an iQuip product, you know you are supporting a quality, family-owned Australian business. iQuip aims to be Australia's leading wholesaler of tools, equipment, and accessories. They strive to exceed the expectations of their customers by providing valuable expertise and premium products. Over the years, iQuip has identified the needs of trade painters. They have also recognized that the key to success is to create quality paint accessories for specific work without compromising immaculate quality and a good price.
Painting a fence is a messy process. Painters rags help you to clean up spills or protect your surfaces. IQUIP’s Painters Rags are highly absorbent and can be used to absorb paint and solvents. You can even reuse these rags for multiple projects, saving you time and money and benefiting the environment, too.
Wearing a protective mask is essential while painting to ensure you don’t inhale any paint mist. iQuip dust masks were used in this video while spray painting the fence.
iQuip Dust Mask features
- Soft Adjustable PU nosepiece and soft foam for custom fit
- Large flat fold design for low breathing resistance & ease of carrying
- Large green exhalation Valve for increased air flow and comfort
- Active Carbon filter protects against nuisance ozone and organic vapours
- Soft latex free straps are staple free to avoid irritation
- Twin straps provide comfortable and firm seal
Buying iQuip products at PaintAccess
If you’re interested in buying iQuip products, visit our website to view our full range of accessories. Here at PaintAccess, we have the best range of iQuip tapes, scrapers, masking films, and much more. With Australia wide delivery along with the best prices, selection, and advice, you can rely on us for all your iQuip needs.
Water pressure cleaner
When using a water pressure cleaner, you have the choice of petrol or electric. Electric models are quiter and more compact than petrol versions while petrol models tend to be more powerful. The type you choose will depend on the jobs you need to do and the frequency of use. Petrol models are the best option if you need the machine for frequent or extended use. If you only need the machine for smaller areas that you only need to clean occasionally, a brush motor should be suitable.
Pressure washers are one of the most effective ways of removing dust and debris before you paint. In fact, a pressure provides 50 times more power and uses 80 percent less water than a garden hose. It works by connecting to the garden tap and reduces water flow by whilst amplifying the pressure which is released in a hard jet when you pull the trigger. Overall, a water pressure cleaner is the most efficient and environmentally friendly solution. When you’re using a water pressure cleaner, there are a few important safety considerations to keep in mind. When using a water pressure cleaner, you should always wear safety goggles and hearing protection for more powerful models. You should also be particularly careful when using a pencil nozzle which releases the water in a concentrated jet.
Graco High Pressure Washers
Graco has a range of high pressure washers designed to prep and clean any surface to prepare it for painting. They also feature the lightest of heavy gauge aluminum frames, making them easy to move around. Graco’s pressure washers are designed with durability in mind and are backed with a waranty guarantee. Graco pressure washers are engineered with Honda or Kohl engines which are designed to withstand harsh conditions. Their pressure washers are designed with either a direct drive or belt drive option, each with their own benefits. For heavy duty jobs, you also have the option of the powerful Cat Triplex Pump which can handle anything you throw at it.
About ProX17 Paint Sprayer
The ProX17 paint sprayer is from the Magnum family range. Its powerful spray makes it ideal for jobs such as fence painting. This sprayer is ideal for both DIY contractors and professionals. It allows for you to spray 10-40L in a given day. It features a ProXChange Pump Replacement System which allows you to replace the pump on the job with no tools. Whether you’re a remodeler or general contractor, the ProX17 allows you to play smarter and faster.
- ProX Stainless Steel Piston Pump - Provides great reliability and longer life
- ProXChange Pump System - With the ProXChange Pump System, you can easily change the pump while on the job - no downtime or extra tools required!
- DC Motor - The DC Motor supports longer extension cords and up to 150 feet of airless hose
- PushPrime - Fast and reliable start-up every time
- SG3 Metal Spray Gun - With the Premium spray gun with hose swivel, it’s easy to manage longer hose lengths
- TrueAirless Spray Tip with SoftSpray Technology - SoftSpray technology minimises overspray, provides greater control and works with a wide variety of different coatings
- Compact Design - Easy to transport around the job site
- Adjustable Pressure - Easy control of paint flow
- InstaClean Pump Filter - Extra filtration reduces tip clogging
- Power Flush Adapter - Connects to garden hose for fast and easy cleanup
- Graco SG3 Spray Gun
- 515 RAC V Spray Tip (10" fan, 15 thou orifice for the range of water-based house paints; primers, undercoats, sealers, acrylics, enamels, stains, lacquers and varnishes).
- 15m of Airless Spray Hose
- Pump Armour (anti-corrosive storage solution to ensure a hassle-free storing experience).
- Quick Start Guide - get you up and running with ease
Paint Sprayer benefits
Fast and efficient
Paint sprayers are a very efficient way to paint large sections of walls, ceilings or columns. This is because you can use one device for the job. Paint sprayers also speed up paints and saves labour costs. Airless paint sprayers reduce the amount of overspray and bounce back you get with a conventional sprayer.
They do this because they use hydraulic pressure instead of pressurized air to apply paint. The tips on most of these sprayers are also customizable, allowing you to choose the perfect one for a particular project. Airless paint sprayers can be more cost-effective in the long run. Unlike solvent-based sprayers, airless paint sprayers utilize fluid heaters to lower the paint’s viscosity, creating a smooth and even finish.
Better finish quality
The paint sprayer will spread the paint over the surface evenly, leaving the surface smooth and free of drips or puddles. It will be especially useful on those areas that are difficult to reach using a brush or roller. Paint sprayers allow you to smooth out the surface that you're painting so that paint will stick more easily. You can use paint sprayers for work that would be more difficult with brushes or rollers. Paint rollers are not as effective as paint sprayers when it comes to painting furniture, stairs, and window frames because they leave behind brush marks. Instead, a paint sprayer does a better job because it leaves behind a fine mist of paint.
Paint sprayers are useful for many different jobs. There are a variety of models available, including some that are very compact and easy to transport and some larger heavy duty models ideal for complex jobs. Since you can easily change the tip, paint sprayers are suitable for spraying a wide range of different materials.
What is a colourbond fence?
Colourbond fencing is a type of fence made out of Colourbond steel. It comes as a pre-painted producted and is made up of colourbond panels, fixing posts, caps, and other finishing items. Colourbond steel is durable and resists against rot, termites, and more.
Whatever your style preference is, COLORBOND® steel has you covered. You can choose from 14 different colors to coordinate it with the colors of your home. Each COLORBOND® steel color was inspired by Australia’s magnificent backyard.
Whether you prefer subdued or vibrant colours, light or dark hues, cool or warm tones, Colobond steel fencing offers the options that will blend your garden with its surroundings.
COLORBOND® steel fencing comes with a wide range of options and styles, which makes it aesthetically pleasing on both sides of the fence.
When installed correctly, the fence won't have any horizontal gaps, visible planks or loose palings. You can also choose if you want the fence or gate to be made with lattice, slats and post caps. Because it is so low maintenance, you won't need to spend your time painting it, oiling it or replacing your paling fences.
Painting a colourbond fence in simple and easy steps
Cleaning the fence before you paint
The first important step involves cleaning cobwebs and other debris from your fence. Use a broom to reach the top areas of the fence and a large paint brush to clean around the ridges in the fence. If there are any weeds growing along the fence, make sure to remove them before you start painting. Use a leafblower to remove any removing debris from the fence.
Sanding the fence
After you’ve finished cleaning, it’s time to sand the fence. Use a fine pad to sand away the sheen from the fence. This will allow for strong adhesion of the paint to the fence. Once sanding is done, use a high pressure gurney to do a final clean of the fence with water. Graco’s high pressure gurney washer allows for effective cleaning and is available at Bunnings.
Unboxing the ProX17
Now for the exciting part - it’s time to unbox the ProX17 which arrived all the way from the USA. It comes with a 15m hose, industry gun, and 515 tip which is ideal for all general purposes such as ceilings, walls, and of course, fences. It also includes Pump Armor, a special liquid used for storing your gun when you’re not using it and a connector which connects to the garden hose for cleaning. The sprayer itself is conveniently compact and comes on a stand. Its main feature is that it’s very easy to replace the pump. If your pump breaks, all you have to do is unscrew the old one and replace it with a new one. Another great feature of this sprayer is that it’s very easy to change if something goes wrong while it is out of warranty. All you have to do is pull the cover up and you can take the whole mechanism out.
Connecting the hose to the sprayer
The next stage is the most simple and it involves connecting the hose to the sprayer. Make sure it’s properly tightened and secure and then you’re ready to go.
Filling up the gun with paint
First insert the hose into the can of paint. Turn the valve into the priming position and use the regulator on the side to fill up the hose with paint. Then, you can turn the valve into spray mode. Once the pressure has built up, you’re reading for spraying.
Protect the surrounding areas
Before you start spraying, you should lay down a drop cloth around the areas beneath the fence. This will help to protect the area from paint splatters while you’re spraying the fence.
Painting the fence
For the best results, use three coats of paint to ensure ultimate coverage. Spraying with a paint sprayer is much easier and faster and provides more professional results when compared to a paint brush or roller.