This is a good question to ask, after all, masonry paint provides exceptional weather protection, so will it offer that same protection to your fence? Well, there is only one way to know for sure, test it!
So I did just that, I gathered some fencing timber, painted some with masonry paint and some with more orthodox fence paint and compared the differences.
Painting My Fence With Masonry Paint
To really test whether you can use masonry paint on fences I decided to paint my own fence. I was building a new fence in my backyard and wanted the interior colour to be quite bright.
I couldn’t find a shade I liked in traditional fencing paint but already had the perfect colour in SandTex mid-stone masonry paint. So I decided to use just that.
So here it is, the brand new fence, expertly constructed by yours truly, just waiting for a fresh coat of paint. This fence is made from green treated feather board and as you can see has a few different shades in there due to that treatment so it needed a good coat of paint.
The masonry paint went onto the fence really easily. As a bit of a litmus test, the other side of the fence was painted using fencing paint. While the masonry paint did not apply as quickly as the fence paint due to it being thicker it did cover a lot better.
In the end, I only needed one coat of masonry paint on the inside whereas on the outside I ended up needing three coats of fence paint!
The finished fence, I think it looks great. I really like this colour of masonry paint. It still keeps the wood looking quite natural while adding a lot of uniformity.
I will keep you updated with images as this fence ages and let you know how the masonry paint gets on, so make sure to check back regularly.
6 Month Fence Update!
For those of you keeping track, it’s now been six months since the fence was painted with masonry paint (give or take a few weeks). So it’s time to check back in with an update and let you all know how the paint is getting on, I know you can’t wait!
As you can see the fence still looks just as good as the day it was painted. So that’s the summer over with, now time for the real test, a Northern English winter. Check back next year for another instalment in this thrilling saga!