Painting your fence is a great way of bringing a shine back to the garden. Weather you choose a Honey Brown or a Dark Green, a fence colour can help build up the scenery in your garden. Not only does a layer of paint add beauty to the fence it also builds resistance to the elements which is crucial for a long lasting fence line. Metal or Timber, painting your fence is easy and low hassle.
The first thing we recommend you undertake is pre-maintainance. This includes mowing the lawn and strimming the grass that rests upon the fence line so that you can fully paint the panel. Before painting we also suggest that you use a damp cloth and take of any dirt or fungal build-up that will cause issues when painting, this gives a clean layer ready to go. If there are parts of the fence you wish to keep clean from paint such as handles then we also advise that you use tape and cover sections that paint flickers may touch. Finally, painting sheets should be placed underneath the fence to avoid any paint touching areas such as paving or decking.
The one thing we want to stress is... Pick a day that it isn’t going to Rain! Otherwise your time will be wasted.
Which Paint should I use?
Acrylic Stain is perfect for timber fences. The paint works its way into the wood and creates a layer of resistance and brings out the natural beauty from the wood. Stain comes in all different types of colours and lasts for 2-3 years making it a worthy investment. It requires little prep and can be painted on using either a roller, brush or paint sprayer.
Enamel paint is the way to go if you have a metal or plastic fence. The enamel gives it a premium colour finish and is great for long lasting results. Enamel is best applied using a paint brush to get an even finish.
Three main types that we have mentioned before briefly are paint brush, roller or sprayer.
If you have a large fence line then using a paint sprayer is your best bet as this will get the job done quicker and gives an even finish. If your fence is short or only a section needs painting then its probably best to just use a paint brush especially if you need to get to trickier bits.
Take your time and depending on how you want it to look add multiple coats, this adds good defence as well as great colour.
Alternatively, if you want fencing that does not require treatment, only a touch of paint, check out our fantastic range of pressure treated panels, guaranteed to offer long lasting results.
If you want to learn more about the treatment process for our fence panels, watch our video below: