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I need to paint my garden fences and (due to a neighbour painting my side of their panels) need to do them all grey.

I have bought paint (https://www.wickes.co.uk/Cuprinol-5-Yea ... L/p/156460) and am waiting for nicer weather to do the job.

The current panels are various shades of brown. Am I right in saying that, after removing debris, nails etc, I can just paint on with the new paint rather than having to sand down every panel first?
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I used this but Forest Brown for my new fencing, easy to apply with just a 3" brush (not block brush as that makes your hand & wrist tired) my neighbour across got the same in grey and put on his old fence last weekend after a dust rub with garden broom, only one coat whereas I used 2 on new fence.
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I have never bothered painting fence panels, let alone sand them. Cuprinol is a penetrative solvent-based preservatives that will penetrate the wood and possibly mess up your neighbour's side finish so be careful. The best solution would be the water-based waxy coating that comes in colours. This lays more on the surface and protects quite well. Shrubs that touch might scratch it off in the area due to wind movement though.

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DWD check the link it is the Ducksback product waxy water based.
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Oh yeah, I did not check the link initially as I assumed it was Cuprinol shed and fence which is a solvent based preservative I have used on outbuildings. It would sink right through knots to the other side. The wax stuff will be okay, but to answer the initial question, no, I would not do any prep. Incidentally, I painted my shed with some BnQ waxy stuff that had been in the shed for 15 years. Still good after all this time and it must have frozen a few times over the winters.

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