Finishing Fences and Gates

raylinsuttergm says:
Last month I had some fence builders come and install a fence around my yard, but now I want to pain...... more
Last month I had some fence builders come and install a fence around my yard, but now I want to paint it. This post mentions the need to prime it and to use acrylic paint, but I live in a very cold and snowy area and wonder if that would be enough. Is there something that I should coat it with to keep it from getting ruined in the snow or to at least protect the wood from damage? http://www.professionalfencing2000.com
 
Painting Methods Spray painting a fence

Spraying a wood fence requires the same preparation as brushing it but gets the paint on quickly. Protect vegetation and porch and deck surfaces from overspray. Back-brush the surface.

Painting chainlink

If you don't like the factory-galvanized gray of your chain-link fence, transform it with a coat of paint. On new chain link, etch the surface with household vinegar, then paint. On weathered fences, just roll the paint on both sides with a long-nap roller.

Paint with a mitt

A paint mitt can make quick work out of painting narrow boards or square or round balusters. Put the mitt on your painting hand, dip it into the paint bucket, and squeeze out some of the excess. Then grab the board with the mitt and slide down it.

 

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raylinsuttergm wrote:

Last month I had some fence builders come and install a fence around my yard, but now I want to paint it. This post mentions the need to prime it and to use acrylic paint, but I live in a very cold and snowy area and wonder if that would be enough. Is there something that I should coat it with to keep it from getting ruined in the snow or to at least protect the wood from damage? http://www.professionalfencing2000.com

12/7/2015 08:38:50 AM Report Abuse
ewilliamsxxgma wrote:

I was thinking about painting my fence again, do you think I have to re-prime it? It's already painted white, but it's faded out a lot. It doesn't need fixing anywhere, except one spot could be nailed again. All in all it's holding up really well. http://www.citywidefence.com/seattle-fence-repair/

7/28/2015 12:15:20 PM Report Abuse
holtsteve003gm wrote:

I was right about to paint my fence without using any primer, so these tips for using primer are really good for me to know so that my wood will last longer. I thought that primer is supposed to be slathered over the entire board. What exactly does primer do to protect wood if it's just used in between each wooden board? Understanding how it's supposed to work will make painting my fence a lot easier for me. http://www.crownfencecompany.com/

7/14/2015 04:41:51 PM Report Abuse
ashleyreedxx wrote:

Painting the fence before installing it is so important. We didn't think to do that, and spent two days awkwardly getting all the corners on there. I think when we have to freshen up the paint in a few years, we're going to go with spray paint. Thanks for the great how-to with fencing! http://www.amazingfencing.com.au/products/timber-fencing/

4/27/2015 08:58:29 AM Report Abuse
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