Finishes & Painting
BelAire Designer Fencing has worked extensively with Dulux Paints to provide wide range of coating systems & wall finishes to cater for all requirements.
What are your options
- Paint your wall with a acrylic paint to provide a very modern (un textured) finish (see guide for Exterior paint application)
- Apply a sand based paint to achieve a cost effective ´Tuscan´ finish (see guide for Sand finish paint application)
- Apply a trowl on acrylic render. Although this can be sold as a DIY product in alot of hardware stores it is a skill to apply and in most cases best left to a professional.
- Want to add a FEATURE PANEL - Stack Stone or Mosaic feature panels can add that ´bling´ your wall needs.
Sand Finish Paint Application
How to achieve a cost effective Tuscan style rendered look: As this is generally the first time most people have applied this type of finish it is highly recommended that you follow the procedure below exactly on a small test panel first before applying to your finished wall.
Never apply in direct sunlight Products Base Coat – 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 overcoated 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 onto fibre 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 scuff/rub down all Metal and Primed components with a Scotch Brite pad prior to the application of paint.Scotch Brite pads are available from most paint stores.
Surface Preparation – Panels Prepare the surface by ensuring that the Fibre Cement Panels are clean, dry and free of contaminants. This can be achieved by means of a brush 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 Brited Post surface with a 50 – 100 mm brush in a very random criss-cross pattern. The more random & erratic the better! At this stage don’t worry too much about patches that may look thicker or bare in comparison to the surrounding areas. This will be even out when the top paint finish is applied. Be cautious to avoid ‘lumps’ or ‘runs’ in the sand texture and try maintain a ‘wet edge’ to the paint
- Once you have applied the texture don’t go back over it as it is starting to dry as that will only serve to ‘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 leave a faint line once completed as shown here below.
- 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 missied with a brush prior to applying the second coat. Let the ´cutting in´ dry and apply a second ´cutting in´ coat prior 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 instsallation.
Exterior Paint Application
Painting Modular Wall Systems fibre 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 fibre cement / masonry substrates..
Surface preparation – Posts, Trims and Post Caps The metal surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry and free of contaminants. Lightly scuff/rub down all Metal and Primed components with a 3M Scotch Brite pad
prior to the application of paint. Scotch Brite pads are available from most paint stores. NOTE: The light key this gives won´t be visible but it is effective!
Surface Preparation - Panels Prepare the surface by ensuring that the Fibre Cement Panels are clean, dry and free of contaminants. This can be achieved by means of a brush 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 prior to applying the second coat. Let the first ‘cutting in’ dry and apply a second ‘cutting in’ coat prior to the second and final roller coat.
On a large job a spray application maybe 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 you can consult your local BelAire agent. An Acrylic Render should
only be applied to the Fibre Cement Panel surface and not to Metal Trims or Post Tops. We recommend you paint your wall within 90 days of installation