Painting your fence, whether it’s brand new or giving old fences a new lease of life, can easily seem like a daunting task – especially if you have no idea what you need, where to start and what to do.
But these essential tips will have you brightening up your garden in next to no time!
Prepare Your Fence
Preparation is absolutely vital with any DIY project and painting or staining your wood fence is definitely no exception. It might end up being the most time consuming portion of the job, but it’s paramount to getting a clean finish that will look good, last longer and protect your fence panels.
Start by clearing away any weeds and trimming back bushes and vines so that nothing is obscuring the panels. Then, give your fence a good wash down with warm soapy water and a scrub brush to remove any dirt. Finally, you’ll need to use a scraper to get rid of any old loose paint and sand down any raised paint edges before applying a coat of primer to make painting easier.
Now the hard work of preparation is out of the way, you should be able to glide through the painting of your fence with ease. Make sure you use a pain designed for exterior use – you can find a great range of suitable paints in store at M.J. Ryall. Before starting, cover any plants and paving slabs on the ground, as well as taping over hinges and locks to avoid any staining.
Start by painting in any small cracks and grooves with a paint brush, before moving onto the main area of your panels with a paint roller. You can also use a paint sprayer for the larger sections – while more expensive, airless models do give you less overspray and more control.
When you’re done, dispose of your used roller sleeves, clean the frame and the pan, and step back and admire your hard work!
If you’re looking to freshen up your garden’s appearance and, quite literally, give it a new coat of paint then you’ll find absolutely everything you need here at M.J. Ryall – even if you need all new fencing! Call us today on 01462 730 1669 to discuss your needs or head over to our contact page for our address and visit us in store.