Finishes & Painting

BelAire Designer Fencing has worked extensively with Dulux Paints to provide a wide range of coating systems & wall finishes.

painting

What are your options

  1. Paint your wall with an acrylic paint to provide a modern, un-textured finish (see our guide for exterior paint application)
  2. Apply a sand based paint to achieve a cost effective Tuscan finish (see our guide for sand finish paint application)
  3. Apply with a trowel on acrylic render. Although this is sold as a DIY product in a lot of hardware stores, in most cases the application is best left to a professional
  4. Create a feature panel with stack stone or mosaic features

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Sand Finish Paint Application

How to achieve a cost effective Tuscan style rendered look

We recommended that you follow the procedure below exactly on a small test panel first before applying to your finished wall.

Base Coat

  • Never apply in direct sunlight
  • We use and recommend Dulux Acra Sand texture paint. Acra Sand is available from Dulux trade stores only
  • Only a single base coat of this is required if topped with Dulux Weathershield (see top coat step below)
  • If a different sand based finish is selected (than specified above) please ensure that it is self-priming on to fiber cement/masonry surfaces. If it isn’t, then a base primer may also be required

NOTE: This base Acra Sand coat can (in most cases) be tinted to the colour of your final topcoat at the time of purchase.

Top Coat

We use and recommend Dulux Weather Shield or a similar premium brand of exterior grade paint.

Surface Preparation: Posts, Trims & Post Tops

The metal surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of contaminants. Lightly rub down all metal and primed components with a Scotch-Brite pad before the application of paint.

Surface Preparation: Panels

Prepare the surface by ensuring that the Fiber Cement Panels are clean, dry and free of contaminants. This can be achieved by brushing down with a stiff brush or rubbing lightly with a Scotch-Brite pad.

Application Procedure

Apply one coat of Dulux Arca sand to both panel surface, and Scotch-Brite Post surface with a 50 – 100 mm brush in a random criss-cross pattern. Don’t worry too much about patches that may look thicker or thinner in comparison to the surrounding areas. These will be evened out when the top paint finish is applied. Be cautious to avoid lumps or runs in the sand texture, and try to maintain a wet edge to the paint.

  • Once you have applied the texture, don’t go back over it while it is starting to dry. This will fluff up the semi-dried texture finish. If you feel an area needs re-applying, wait until the sand texture is completely dry.
  • If your wall contains a joint, paint the Acra Sand over the joint as normal. The joint will not completely disappear, but will leave a faint line once completed.
  • Once the base coat of Acra Sand has dried, apply a topcoat of Dulux Weather Shield exterior paint (or similar) in the colour of your choice.

Application Procedure for Dulux Weather Shield

  • Two coats of paint are required. We recommend applying the first coat with a roller.
  • Cut in the sections that the roller missed with a brush before applying the second coat. Let the cutting in dry, and apply a second coat of Weather Shield to the cutting in areas before to the second and final roller coat.
  • On a large job, a spray application may be justified. Please see the paint manufacturer for advice on spray application.

We recommend you paint your wall within 90 days of installation.

Painting Modular Wall Systems fiber cement panels

We recommend that you use Dulux Weather Shield or a similar self-priming premium brand of exterior grade paint. A base primer is not required as long as the paint being applied is self-priming and suitable for untreated fiber cement / masonry substrates.

Surface Preparation: Posts, Trims & Post Tops

The metal surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of contaminants. Lightly rub down all metal and primed components with a Scotch-Brite pad before the application of paint.

Surface Preparation: Panels

Prepare the surface by ensuring that the Fiber Cement Panels are clean, dry and free of contaminants. This can be achieved by brushing down with a stiff brush or rubbing lightly with a Scotch-Brite pad.

Application Procedure

  • Two coats of paint are required. We recommend applying the first coat with a roller.
  • Cut in the sections that the roller missed with a brush before applying the second coat.
  • Let the first cutting in coat dry, and apply a second cutting in coat before the second and final roller coat.

On a large job, a spray application may be justified. Please see the paint manufacturer for advice on spray application. Note: This guide is for paint-on finishes only. If a trowel on render effect is going to be applied, consult your local BelAire agent. An Acrylic Render should only be applied to the Fiber Cement Panel surface and not to Metal Trims or Post Tops.

We recommend you paint your wall within 90 days of installation.