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    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 19th May 17, 2:48 PM
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    Treating fence panels
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    • 19th May 17, 2:48 PM
    Treating fence panels 19th May 17 at 2:48 PM
    My waney panel fences have arrived. They're in the garden getting soaked at the moment. I plan to install them with the help of swmbo, taking the old one down and replacing it with a new one, panel by panel.

    The panels are pressure treated. Is it worth adding any sort of DIY type fence treatment?
    If so, it'd probably be easier to do so prior to fitting rather than afterwards.
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    • London50
    • By London50 19th May 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 3:05 PM
    My waney panel fences have arrived. They're in the garden getting soaked at the moment. I plan to install them with the help of swmbo, taking the old one down and replacing it with a new one, panel by panel.

    The panels are pressure treated. Is it worth adding any sort of DIY type fence treatment?
    If so, it'd probably be easier to do so prior to fitting rather than afterwards.
    Originally posted by d0nkeyk0ng
    I would treat them before erecting them as if they are between you and your neighbours it makes sure you have both sides sealed and cannot be charged with poss trespass in the future or killing any favorite and cherished plants if the treatment was in any way toxic.
    Plus I have found in most weathers it is far easier to paint or spray panels on the flat than vertical
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 19th May 17, 4:07 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:07 PM
    I tend not to bother with tantalised wood; if you paint it, you have to keep painting it.
    • john-306
    • By john-306 19th May 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 4:42 PM
    I've just replaced my old fencing with some tanalised panels, I was advised to treat them before install, I used Creocote which is like the old Creosote but less toxic. Sprayed it on and it looks great, neighbours didn't treat theirs and it went silver grey within a couple of years, fine if you like that colour.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 19th May 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 6:18 PM
    I was looking at the likes of cuprinol and ronseal for treatment. Ideally I'd keep the fence the same colour. It's like this:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5276073

    Though from a local gardening centre rather than Argos!
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 19th May 17, 7:08 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 7:08 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 7:08 PM
    Screwfix had it on offer a while ago,cupronol in different colours,do not know if still a good price but also b and q had theirs reduced.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
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