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Tired Fibro Fence

I have an old fibre fence that my dad built 20+ years ago. The neighbour doesn't want to replace the fence so I am reduce to painting it. I am just trying to get ideas on the best way to clean it before I paint (unable to hi-pressure clean due to water restrictions). I have got Dulux Weathershield Woodland Grey and Dulux One Step Prep. Should I just use sugar soap, scrubbing brush, scourer and sponge?

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Re: Tired Fibro Fence

Hi @PDM,

 

Welcome to the Workshop community. We're glad to have you join us.

 

Before you do your prep work, are you sure it does not contain asbestos? 

 

Jason

 

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Re: Tired Fibro Fence

Hi Jason,

 

it does have asbestos. There are no breaks or cracks in it. My neighbour doesn’t want to replace it and I can’t afford to do it myself. So I’m reduced to cleaning it up and painting it

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Re: Tired Fibro Fence

@PDM you are best to consult a professional when dealing with asbestos.

As per government websites on asbestos sheeting, their advice is to remove it.

I can see you have searched online and found the suggestion of water based paint.

As a general rule you should not disturb it with agitation which you surely will when washing it.

Sorry I can't be of more assistance.


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@PDM 

 

For information on the dangers of asbestos and advice for dealing with it, please contact your local council’s Environmental Health Officer or click on the links contained on the Health and Safety section of the Bunnings website.

 

Many thanks,

 

Jason

 

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