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Are you interested in learning more about the range of Master Blend fence paints? 

First of all, thank you for considering our water-based fence paints that are not only great for your fences but also for our planet. 

One thing is certain, you enjoy the finer things in life and want nothing but the best for your fences and the world. 

At Stock & Noble, we provide high-end property owners across Australia and New Zealand with the finest fencing solutions. Master Blend Fence Paint is one of our most loved range of products, developed after in-depth market research and consumer feedback. 

Our premium paints are UV stable, and contain maximum paint solids and additives like anti-crib, ensuring long-term durability, rich appearance, and smooth finish. The best part is that they are easy to maintain with no hassle of mould growth, chalking and painting for years. 

Although you may already know this, we would love to emphasise that we offer fence paints that serve a wide range of purposes. Our selection of Timber Fence Paints includes premium paints like Forever Black and Forever White as well as cost-effective products like Classic Black. 

As well as a special black fence paint designed especially for steel fences. 


To help you gain clarity and learn more about the Master Blend range, we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions in this article.   


Q1. Can I use a spray gun to paint Timber Fences? 

Q2. How much fence paint do I need? 

Q3. How do I know if my Timber Fence is ready for paint? 

Q4. Can I use Timber fence paint on Treated Pine? 

Q5. Do I need 2 coats of paint? 

Q6. Do I need a primer with fence paints? 

Q7. Do I see the texture of timber through the layers of paint? 

Q8. Are Master Blend fence paints safe for horses? 

Q9. Which colour is best for horse fences? 

Q10. How to Properly Stir Fence Paint in a 200L Drum for Application? 

Q11. Can I Paint Forever Black Fence Paint Over Cheap Paint (Like Classic Black or Stud X) on My Fences? 

Q12. What is the best approach for painting a new hardwood fence that isn’t fully dry/ready? Should I start with cheap fence paint and then apply Forever Black on top, or do you have a different recommendation? 


Q1. Can I use a spray gun to paint Timber Fences? 

Paints from the Master Blend range are water-based and designed to be applied via brush, roller, or airless sprayer without thinning. 

In some cases, you may need to thin paint if you are using a pot sprayer (driven by an air compressor). You can thin with up to 10% water. 

Q2. How much Timber fence paint do I need? 

The amount of absorbency varies from wood to wood, as well as from application to application. With a spray gun, there is always some overspray, so you have to use more paint.  

The rule of thumb is that one 20ltr pail should be enough for 50m of 3 rail posts and rail fencing. 

(This applies to one coat of paint only.)

Your fence paint expert can assist you in choosing the right paint and the right amount for your property based on your specific requirements. 

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Q3. How do I know if my Timber Fence is ready for paint? 

You should allow some time for a new Timber fence to weather, allowing moisture to escape and resin to dry before painting. 

The 7 steps you need to follow before painting a timber fence are worth reviewing before beginning your project. 

It is important to clean and prepare your existing fence before you can begin painting it. Additionally, make sure that the existing fence paint isn’t oil-based. 


Q4. Can I use Timber Fence Paint on Treated Pine? 

Yes, you can. Master Blend paints can be used on both raw Timber as well as Treated Pine.


Q5. Do I need 2 coats of fence paint? 

We recommend 2 coats of paint. This enhances the finish and quality of the paint. Forever Black Timber Fence Paint, Forever Black Steel Fence Paint and Forever White Fence Paint are premium paints and we stand by the quality of these products.  

By doing 2 coats you will get the maximum life without having to recoat again. However, if you want more of a stain effect, apply one coat but you may have to recoat again sooner than if you did 2 coats. 


Q6. Do I need a primer with fence paints? 

For the most effective result on Timber fences, use a primer however you can use Master Blend Paint straight onto uncoated wood. The first coat will soak into the wood and the second coat will spread further. 

When it comes to steel fences it’s a wise idea to learn more about how to paint your steel fences and understand the need for a primer. 

If you have more questions, speak to a fence paint expert who can make the most appropriate recommendations based on your fences. 


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Q7. Do I see the texture of timber through the layers of fence paint? 

Yes, you do, our Timber fence paints are rich with notable paint solids. However, they soak into the wood and you still see the character and grain lines and knots in the wood. One of our clients described our timber fence paint as similar to painting with ink. 


Q8. Are Master Blend fence paints safe for horses? 

Our entire range of Master Blend fence paints is safe to be used around all kinds of animals, especially horses.

As part of the formulation process, a cribbing deterrent is added. Lab tests have shown that this deterrent does not test positive in drug tests. 

Q9. Which colour is best for horse fences?  

This is one of the most debatable topics in the world of horse fencing. A detailed article can help you choose between black or white horse fences. 

Q10.How to Properly Stir Fence Paint in a 200L Drum for Application?

To ensure a thorough mix of fence paint in a 200L drum before application, follow these steps: 

Use an Airline for Mixing 

The most effective way to mix the paint is by utilizing an airline. Insert the airline into the drum, pushing it all the way to the bottom, allowing the air bubbles to rise through the paint and mix it as they reach the surface. 


Required Equipment 

You will need an air compressor and an airline that can reach the bottom of the drum. The airline refers to the pipe or tube that is inserted into the drum, while the air compressor is the equipment responsible for pushing air through the airline. 

The airline will allow a controlled amount of air to enter, facilitating the stirring process. 


Adjust Air Pressure 

Take caution with the air pressure to prevent excessive bubbling and splashing. Begin with low pressure and monitor the bubbling to ensure a consistent and adequate mix. 


Importance of Proper Mixing for Forever Black (premium fence paint)  

This step is particularly crucial for premium quality fence paints like Forever Black due to the higher volume of solids and numerous additives involved. The more ingredients in the paint, the more important it is to achieve a consistent mix. This ensures a uniform application of paint on your fences and an even look of your fence from start to finish. 


Addressing Settling of UV Stabiliser 

The heaviest additive in the fence paint mix is typically the UV stabiliser, which tends to settle down without proper mixing. By thoroughly stirring the paint, you ensure that the UV stabiliser is evenly distributed and adequately coated across your fence. Thus, ensuring consistent protection of your fences against the harsh sun.  

In case you don’t have a compressor or similar equipment, you can transfer the paint from the large 200L drum into a smaller drum with an open top. In this setup, you can then mix the paint using the traditional method, employing a flat stick for the purpose. 

Remember, proper mixing is needed for achieving optimal results. By following these guidelines, you can make sure that your paint is well-mixed and ready for application. It’ll be worth checking out painting tips from experts for the long-lasting beauty of your fences. 


Q11. Can I Paint Forever Black Fence Paint Over Cheap Paint (Like Classic Black or Stud X) on My Fences? 

Yes, you can. However, when it comes to painting Forever Black over cheap paint, there are certain considerations to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know: 


Compatibility of Water-Based Paints 

Painting Forever Black premium fence paint over Stud X will work because both fence paints are water-based, making them compatible for application over each other. 


Assessing Bonding of Existing Paint 

Before you apply the premium fence paint, it is recommended to assess how well the existing cheap paint is bonded to the fence. This step is important because the new paint won’t last long if it bonds to a flaky layer of existing paint. You can do this by giving the fence a thorough water blast to see if any loose paint flakes off. 

Alternatively, you can apply sticky tape on the fence and pull it off to check if the cheap paint has adhered well. If the existing paint hasn’t bonded properly, you need to address it by removing the paint and cleaning the timber before applying Forever Black. 


Ensuring Proper Surface Preparation 

It is crucial to remove any flaking or poorly adhered cheap paint before applying Forever Black. Failure to do so may result in the Forever Black paint coming off along with the underlying layers. Thus you risk wasting your money and not getting the finish and longevity that you expected. 

In conclusion, the success of repainting fences depends on thorough surface preparation, ensuring that the surface is clean, dry, and free of any loose flakes or paint that hasn’t adhered well to the timber. By following these steps, and learning the best practices on how to paint your timber fences, you can ensure a beautiful and long-lasting application of Forever Black fence paint. 


Q12. What is the best approach for painting a new hardwood fence that isn’t fully dry/ready? Should I start with cheap fence paint and then apply Forever Black on top, or do you have a different recommendation? 

When faced with the decision of painting a new hardwood fence that is not yet fully dry or ready, it’s important to consider the best course of action. 


Here’s our recommendation: 

Ideal Approach to painting timber fence 

It is recommended to wait until the timber weathers before applying any fence paint. This way, you can directly use premium fence paint without wasting your effort and cost on a temporary solution. Learn the step-by-step process to check if your fence is ready for painting. 


Using Cheap Paint for Temporary Enhancement 

However, if you need to enhance the appearance of the fence before the timber has weathered and has tannins, you can opt to apply a coat of cheap paint. This will make the fence look presentable for an event or the specific reason you are painting the fences for, without wasting too much money on achieving the good look temporarily. 


Weathering and Surface Preparation 

Once the timber has had a chance to weather, it is crucial to thoroughly water blast the fence to remove any flaking paint or debris. This step ensures that the surface is sound and ready for the application of premium paint, such as Forever Black, on top. 

Please refer to the previous answer for more information on proper surface preparation and considerations when painting over existing cheap paint. 

In summary, where possible, it is generally recommended to wait until the timber weathers before applying fence paint to ensure optimal results. However, if immediate enhancement is necessary, using cheap paint temporarily and later transitioning to premium paint like Forever Black can be a way forward 


 Are you ready to paint your horse fences? 

Master Blend fence paints have been successfully used to give fences a dream makeover and create beautiful equine properties. You learned the answers to the most common questions when considering buying and painting with our fence paints.    

We’re certain you’re now more confident about choosing Master Blend Fence Paint for wood or steel fences on your horse property and applying it correctly. 

Having an idea of how much it will cost to paint your Post and Rail fences is critical before you begin the project. There are several factors that affect your fence painting project’s cost. 

It only takes a few minutes to calculate the cost of painting fences on your horse property using the cost estimator.  

We have fencing experts available to assist you if you need more help finding the right solution for your painting needs. You can contact us for a free, personalised discussion about painting fences on your horse property, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. Hope you create a beautiful and safe equine property.  

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