Colorbond steel is one of the most resilient fence materials for the Australian climate. It is designed to withstand the test of time and even comes with a 10-year warranty. However, all materials are susceptible to wear and tear over time, including Colorbond. If you live in a coastal area or have not kept up with the maintenance of your fence, or if your Colorbond fence is old, you may find that it has started to look worn out and could benefit from a repaint.
You may also want to paint it for purely aesthetic reasons that suit your tastes. The short answer is yes, you
canpaint Colorbond. However, it could make it difficult for you to apply for the warranty if something goes wrong with your fence. For best results, use three coats of paint to ensure maximum coverage. Spraying with a paint sprayer is much easier and faster and provides more professional results compared to a brush or roller. Before you start painting your Colorbond steel fence or roof, there are a few things you should know and do.
Firstly, make sure that your old Colorbond steel fence or roof is clean. This means that you need to clean it with a mop or a bristle brush with non-ionic detergent and water. Then be sure to rinse the entire surface with water using a hose. If possible, use a pressure washer to get the job done quickly. There are times when repainting just doesn't work, and it may be more prudent and cost-effective to replace the Colorbond fence instead.
If you decide to paint your Colorbond steel, bear in mind that this will void any warranty you may have on Colorbond steel. If you use air-drying paint to overpaint your Colorbond steel fence, keep in mind that paints that dry in the air can wear out at a different rate, so their appearance varies over time. As an expert in painting technologies, I recommend consulting with the paint supplier who knows paint technologies well and will be able to advise you on the best possible option for your Colorbond steel fence. Painting your Colorbond fence is a big job and may require special equipment, such as a paint sprayer, so it may be worth hiring a professional. If you are unsure about which paint to choose, contact your contractor or fence manufacturer to see if there is a specific type of paint they recommend for repainting Colorbond. When you are sure that the type of paint is the right one, you can start considering what colors of Colorbond fence paint you like.
There's only one thing to remember before you go get your brush to paint your Colorbond steel fence: You should paint samples on the fence and let them dry to get an idea of the final look before completing the makeover of the entire fence. Use a broom to reach the upper areas of the fence and a large brush to clean around the ridges of the fence.