Garden Improvements

How to paint a garden fence?

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A fence is the “face” of the UK house, because it is the first thing that visitors see. Thus, you need to know which paint and how much of it for a wooden fence is best suited.

What should be paid attention to before painting

Before painting, it is necessary to pay attention to how the fence contacts the ground. If you plan to dig it into the ground, then bituminous paint for a wooden fence is the best, which will better protect it due to its water-repellent properties.

person painting fence
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Preparing for painting

If painting is applied to an old fence, then the remains of the old coating are first removed from it. A new fence must go through the following stages of preparation:

  • using sandpaper, it is necessary to sand each board, thus creating a smooth surface;
  • a primer designed specifically for wood is applied with the help of putty, all defects on the surface are leveled;
  • a dried surface is ground and a finishing layer of putty is applied.
new fence
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Only after the last layer of putty has completely dried can you start painting. It is recommended to carry out such work only in warm sunny weather. Thanks to this, the protective coating dries quickly.

At the same time, it is best to cover the new fence with paint even before installation begins. In this way, it will be possible to paint the end sides of the board. Thus, the fence will be completely protected from moisture.

At first glance, there is nothing particularly difficult in painting the fence – buy a primer and paint, then apply everything to the fence. At least it will seem so if the work is done by a professional – everything will be done in one day and with high quality.