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gordon2
gordon2 Posts: 89 Forumite
I need to paint my fence but it has a green tinge to it on some places, not exactly moss, but you probably know what I mean.

Should I wash my fence with weak bleach in the hope that it will shift it, or should I just slap on the Ronseal fence and shed paint?

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  • gardenroute
    gardenroute Posts: 232 Forumite
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    If you're painting it you should make some attempt to clean the fence otherwise your're applying the paint to what's on the surface of the wood instead of the wood itself.
  • JulieM
    JulieM Posts: 753 Forumite
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    You can often remove the green with a stiff brush, though it will be a messy job so wear old clothes.
  • steady__eddie
    steady__eddie Posts: 1,455 Forumite
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    Just looked at a can of shed and fence treatment that I had knocking about and it says use an anti fungicidal treatment. Never used it myself, just gave it a good scrubbing with a wire brush has JulieM suggests. In my experience, it always goes greenish after a couple of years especially on North facing surfaces, (that's how boy scouts manage to navigate their way out of forests). :cool:
    You could always use a green coloured treatment and then it wouldn't show up so much. ;)
  • traceye
    traceye Posts: 415 Forumite
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    I use Jeyes Fluid it takes all the green off
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