11:42AM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 06/15/04
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I have 175 ft. of raw cedar fence that I need to paint. I will need to paing both sides and give it two coats. Question is: how much paint (gallons) do I need to purchase. I will be spraying it on. How do you figure this out.

Kind regards and thank you for your response,



04:08PM | 09/30/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would say you will need about 7 gallons per coat.You figure as if the fence is a solid surface even if it is not as you will loose some paint due to overspray. I guess the fence is 4 feet high.

There are some soild acrylic/latex stains on the market that are self priming on cedar and will stop the tannic acid bleed through,but if you can't find one at your PAINT STORE then you should get their exterior oil based primer (don't use KILZ or anything like it) and topcoat with an exterior acrylic/latex paint.


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