Save time by building fences with pre-painted cladding panels

Using factory-painted exterior cladding to build fences has several advantages. You can, of course, save a lot of time, but the boards and paint finish are quality guaranteed (CMP), which means you’ll also get quality wood materials and a consistent paint color that has been applied by a controlled moisture and surface treatment process. In other words, you’ll get a guaranteed and sustainable product every time.

Published 1 May 2024

“And what’s even better is that you won’t have to keep getting your paintbrush out again and again”, says Hugo Malmqvist at Norra Timber.

A fence normally needs to be painted at least three (and preferably four) times on all four sides. Painting three sides, then letting it dry, turning the piece over and then painting the back is a laborious and timeconsuming job. But using factory-painted cladding panels means you only need to paint the boards twice before constructing your fence - saving you a huge amount of time and effort.

Pre-painted boards also come with a high-quality paint finish, as the paint in the factory is applied under optimal temperature and humidity conditions - guaranteeing a durable, smooth and professional finish.

Hugos best tips for building fences

• The most important thing to consider when building a fence is the sides of boards, which absorb 20 times more moisture than the front and back sides do. So really make sure you prime the sides properly.

• Choose a high-quality primer, and make sure you thoroughly cover the unpainted surfaces before the top coat is applied..

• Don’t forget maintenance! Just like a facade, fences also need to be cleaned from time to time. Remember to check and clean the sides of the boards. If possible, paint another layer on the sides of the boards the first summer after you build your fence.

Hugo Malmqvist, who sells construction products at Norra Timber,