Message from discussion Wood Preserver for New Fence
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Subject: Re: Wood Preserver for New Fence
From: Baz <b...@fawlty.com>
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hugh <email@example.com> wrote in news:7s9drIE0B9OQFAO7
> In message <Sadge.ab13...@gardenbanter.co.uk>, Sadge
> <Sadge.ab13...@gardenbanter.co.uk> writes
>>Hi, I've just had a new picket fence (3 ft high) installed round part
>>my front garden - it's about 25 yds long.
>>Can anybody give me an idea of how much wood preserver I should buy
>>please - it is treated wood but I'd like to give it a coat of something
>>a bit darker.
> If it were a solid fence that would be 25 y2 each side i.e. 50 y2.
> You then need to measure the gap between each vertical and subtract
> thickness of each edge and calculate equivalent y2 and subtract from
> total. That gives you the area to be covered. You will probably need to
> convert that to metric. Then look on the tin for coverage guide for the
> type of wood, rough or planed. Divide into total and you have your
LOL, how complicated can this get?
Work out the surface area of one pail and multiply it by the total number
of pails. Same with the posts and rails. Simple.
If you give me the pofile of each timber and linear for post and rail, I
will work it out for you.