Jobs you wish you never started..

Bill the Blue

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Good work. Don't forget to wedge any loose panels against the posts so they dont shake apart in the wind.

Cheers SB, I did secure each one that needed attention..

My luck will be the wind will still blow them away or the neighbours will swop the panels around during the night..!

I've cobbed my 3" brush now so there's nothing more I can do..! Ha..
 

bluealf

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I'm off this week so decided to paint my fence panels in the back garden..

It's a new fence, less than 12 months old, so I thought I'd use a brush to apply the wood stain as opposed to a spray which tends to go everywhere except on the fence..

I bought 2 large tubs of decent stain, said each tub covers approximately 18 fence panels.

Thought I'd be able to eek it out as I've got 39 panels to stain..

I started yesterday and did 12 panels before tub one was empty..

Took me over 6 hours in sunshine, wind and snow showers..

Back out first thing today, done 11 panels and have now run out of stain..

I've still got 16 panels to do and the shop has run out of the colour stain I've been using..

My back and knees are killing me and I've got a just over half painted back fence..


Grrrr..!
Putting it on way too thick Bill.

Stain isn't meant to look like a gloss finish :)
 

salford blue 62

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I should edit this thread to read..

"Jobs you wish you never started but thank **** they're finished"..

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Appreciate all the tips about getting a sprayer, taking the panels out to treat, checking batch numbers on the woodstain, leaving them untreated 'cos they'll still last 10 years, obviously I ignored all that sound advice and painted 39 panels with a 3" brush instead..

Pure agony over 2 and a half days..!

Shower, open a beer and hope ITV sort the rags out later..!
Looks really good mate,you done well as it is an absolute mare of a job.
Im doing mine at the end of the moth.
 

Bill the Blue

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Putting it on way too thick Bill.

Stain isn't meant to look like a gloss finish :)

There was a method in my madness bluealf..

Once I'd worked out that I'd have to buy some more, I thought I'd apply it like treacle thus ensuring I'd never have to do it ever, ever, ever again..!


It better not wash off in the rain..!
 

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I should edit this thread to read..

"Jobs you wish you never started but thank **** they're finished"..

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Appreciate all the tips about getting a sprayer, taking the panels out to treat, checking batch numbers on the woodstain, leaving them untreated 'cos they'll still last 10 years, obviously I ignored all that sound advice and painted 39 panels with a 3" brush instead..

Pure agony over 2 and a half days..!

Shower, open a beer and hope ITV sort the rags out later..!
You missed a spot. ; )
 

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