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How To Refresh & Protect a Fence or Screen

Refreshing your timber screen or fence is easy using premium Johnstone’s woodcare products. Built for superior speed, durability and ease of use, Johnstone’s offers a fully water based range of innovative woodcare products that will keep your exterior timber looking its best, year after year.

Step 1. Identify the Timber

Firstly, identify the timber on a fence or screen, if it’s hardwood such as Merbau or softwood such as treated pine.

Step 2. Preparation & Maintenance for a Fence or Screen

New Timber

Tannin Removal

Equipment Needed: Watering Can, Bristle Broom & High Pressure Water Cleaner

• Shake Johnstone’s Professional Hardwood Tannin & Oil Remover thoroughly
• Apply to a cool surface, out of direct sunlight
• Apply undiluted to wet timber (using a watering can or sprayer)
• Scrub into timber surface with a stiff bristle broom. Complete in sections
• Leave on for 10-15 minutes
• Rinse off exterior timber surfaces thoroughly using maximum pressure from a garden hose or using a high pressure water cleaner

Important: Wear protective gloves, eye wear and clothing. Cover surrounding plants and surfaces for protection.


Timber Cleaning

 Equipment Needed: Bristle Broom & High Pressure Water Cleaner
 
• Shake Johnstone’s Professional Deck & Timber Cleaner thoroughly
• Apply to a cool surface, out of direct sunlight
• Dilute 4:1 with water
• Scrub vigorously with stiff bristle broom
• Leave on for 10-15 minutes
• Rinse off thoroughly using maximum pressure from a garden hose or using a high pressure water cleaner
• Apply a suitable filler onto completely dry timber to fill deep holes. Follow packaging instructions

Important: Wear protective gloves, eye wear and clothing. Cover surrounding plants and surfaces for protection.

Weathered Timber

Equipment Needed: Bristle Broom & High Pressure Water Cleaner

• Shake Johnstone’s Professional Deck & Timber Cleaner thoroughly
• Apply to a cool surface, out of direct sunlight
• Dilute 4:1 with water
• Scrub vigorously with stiff bristle broom
• Leave on for 10-15 minutes
• Rinse off thoroughly using maximum pressure from a garden hose or using a high pressure water cleaner
• Apply a suitable filler onto completely dry timber to fill deep holes. Follow packaging instructions

Important: Wear protective gloves, eye wear and clothing. Cover surrounding plants and surfaces for protection.

Step 3. Coat a Fence or Screen

Equipment Needed: Flat Paddle, Woodcare Brush or Applicator Pad, Sandpaper Plate, Paint Tray

• Ensure the fence or screen is completely dry before you coat. Apply to cool surface, out of direct sunlight
• Lightly sand surface prior to coating
• Stir thoroughly Johnstone’s Professional Exterior Fence & Screen oil before and during use
• Apply liberally along the length of the timber boards including exposed edges and end grain preferably by brush or applicator pad
• Apply two coats allowing 1 hour between the first and second coat
• For increased durability, longevity and coverage apply a third coat