Finishing Fences and Gates

ashleyreedxx says:
Painting the fence before installing it is so important. We didn't think to do that, and spent two d...... more
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/
 
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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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/

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