I tried 2 colours - ironbark and jarrah and both were just as bad as each other.Its like water - theres no texture and even after 2 coats you can barely see any difference on a paling fence.Absolutely useless!
Great product and good value for money
I used the charcoal fence finish and was ready to start painting when I read these reviews. I was a bit worried after reading the reviews, but couldn’t be happier with the end result. I had to water the paint down as I used a spray gun. I put 2 coats on the fence and I love how it turned out
Purchased in May 2020.
Very happy with the colour
Straight up - this is a budget product, available in pre mixed colours. I read reviews here, and elsewhere and was a bit skeptical. But it did what is said and on reflection, I realised there is a reason it is called a 'fence finish' - not 'fence paint'. I painted on treated pine using the charcoal colour. In the bright light, the green tinge of the pine can still be seen. But as much of my fence will be obscured by leafy plants, it was not such a big deal. So, as others have pointed out, it appears a bit on the thin side. A second coat will pr...ovide decent coverage though and I intend to apply a second coat to more visible areas of the fence. I baulked at paying double the price for other brands. The positive of it being a bit thin, is it went on really easily with a brush. I wouldn't say this stuff is terrible, but it did the job for me and worked for my budget.
Thin coverage and cheap and nasty
I used Walpamur fence paint, colour grey/charcoal, and it is so thin that you have to keep mixing for ages before you can use it. Three coats of paint on the fence and cannot state that it is a quality product. Difficult to get the lid off for a female too. Sorry but could not recommend this product unless you have plenty of time and want to keep re-applying the product for end result.
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...
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 2019 for A$69.25.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
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.
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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