Are you installing a fence anytime soon? Having a wooden fence surrounding your yard is a great investment. Are you looking to keep it the typical wood color, or would you rather spice it up instead? Even painting it white will make it look nice and crisp! Here are some tips for painting your wooden fence:
Prepare Your Fence
Painting a fence isn’t as simple as just grabbing a brush, a can of paint, and getting to work. You need to prep the fence beforehand, so you don’t damage the wood. Make sure to mow the lawn near your fence before starting any painting. After mowing, lay a piece of plywood beneath the fence on top of the grass to catch any dripping paint. It will make your life easier!
Get Your Equipment Ready
The more tools and equipment you have accessible, the easier your fence painting project will be! Try to get items such as a small ladder, old cloths, painters tape, a tarp, and sandpaper. You will also obviously need your desired paint and brushes to go along with it.
Get Repairs Done Before Painting
Before you paint, make sure the fence is ready to go. You should be checking for anything from rusty nails to ditches underneath the fence that need to be fixed before starting your project. Check for loose screws or broken boards as well. It will be easier to get the painting done quickly if you eliminate any issues beforehand.
Clean Your Fence
Once you check your fence for any needed repairs, you should clean it before getting started with the paint. Make sure to sand first before cleaning. Ensure the cleaner you purchase is made for a wooden fence, or else you may end up damaging the wood. You will have an easier time painting if the wood you’re working with is clean. This is especially important since fences are outdoors and attract dirt and bugs.
Check The Weather
The right time to paint your fence depends on where you live and the weather conditions. Here in New England, you might not want to paint your fence in the winter because of the snow. Try to paint in the fall or spring when you know rain isn’t in the forecast. That way, it will be nice enough outside that you won’t be sweating, and your paint will dry on time.
Contact Rob Ross Painting
The exterior painting experts at Rob Ross Painting are here to help you with your next outdoor painting project. Contact us to learn more about our painting services or to schedule an estimate. Call us today or send us a message through our contact form to reach our experts.