Painting Your Fence – The Basics

Painting your own fence can feel almost like a rite of passage. With help from fencing Brighton, you’ll have your fence looking amazing in no time, all thanks to your superior DIY skills.

You may think that painting a fence is extremely straightforward, but alas, that is not the case. A lot of preparation and use of the right tools results in the perfect fence paint job, and we’re here to let you know how to achieve that quality and smooth finish.

Prepare the Area

Preparing to paint your fence is as important, if not more, than the actual painting of the fence. A lot of preparation goes into painting your fence, even if it was done professionally, and there’s a reason for it.

Fencing Brighton knows all about the hard work that goes into preparing your fence for its new coat of paint. First things first, clear the area surrounding the fence. Mow any grass that grows near the fence and place items over shrubs and flowers if they grow close to the fence to protect them from any paint splatters.

Sand down any rough areas of the fence that may be an issue later on in the painting process, make any repairs to the fence like checking for any loose nails or screws, fixing any cracks in the panels or even adding new ones if the old ones are severely damaged. If you take on any challenges like repairs before you start painting, it means you won’t have to stop halfway through when you find an issue in the fencing.

Have the Right Tools

Painting your fence means having access to the correct tools. Fencing Brighton recommends using a selection of good quality brushes. Trellis is incredibly fiddly and hard to paint by hand, so investing in a pump or power sprayer may be more effective for you.

Using a power sprayer or a pump also leaves your fence with a better finish and do the job ten times quicker, leaving you with more time for more leisurely activities.

Think About Safety

Safety first! Fencing Brighton advises thinking thoroughly about your safety precautions when painting your fence, especially when using a pump or spray paint. Safety goggles are important, as you don’t want to get any splashback in your eyes. Overall’s are something you should consider, so you don’t ruin any of your clothes as the paint will be difficult to remove from any clothing.

The Right Application

Apply a layer of primer to the panels, allowing time for them to dry completely which can take around 16 hours. You can then go onto the painting of the fence – the reason why we’re all here.

Taking your chosen brush or applicator, apply the paint directly to the timber. If using a brush, paint strokes in the direction of the wood grain. Make sure to apply your paint evenly, covering every inch of the panel.

Contact Your Local Fencing Brighton Service Today

CPS Landscapes are an established and professional gardening and landscape company, tailoring to all your gardening needs. If you find yourself in need of a professional when decorating your garden, be sure to call CPS Landscapes on 01273 421733 now.