How to Paint a Fence

A freshly painted white fence with a double entry gate Is your home or business’s fence looking a little worse for wear? Is it corroding, chipping, peeling, or otherwise starting to look dingy? The way your fence looks has a major impact on your property’s curb appeal, so it makes sense that you’d be interested in sprucing up your old fence. Read on to learn how to paint your fence, as well as other strategies that may be preferable.

Steps for Painting Your Fence

Follow these steps to successfully paint your fence:

  • Step 1: Gather the right materials – Be sure to research your paint and stain options and what will be compatible with your fence material.
  • Step 2: Make any necessary repairs – Any serious damage to your fence can’t be painted over. You might need to replace posts or sand areas before you can apply paint.
  • Step 3: Choose the right time to paint – The weather can make a big difference regarding how the finished result will look. Paint when the temperature is moderate, the humidity is low, and there isn’t any rain or high wind in the forecast.

Should You Paint Your Fence or Get a New One?

While a fresh coat of paint will temporarily improve the appearance of your fence, investing in a new fence is often the preferable long-term solution. Consider getting a new fence if:

  • Your fence has sustained serious damage due to wear and tear, extreme weather, or any other reason.
  • You’re interested in updating to a completely new look.
  • You want a fence material that will last with less upkeep.

What Fence Materials Will Stay Like New the Longest?

If you’re looking for a fence material that will require minimal effort for years to come, we offer several viable options at Builders Fence Company. One of the most popular choices is vinyl, which is highly customizable and incredibly long-lasting. Another good choice is chain-link or steel fence, which can provide the beauty of wrought iron without the corrosion.

Contact Us With Any Questions

Not sure whether you want to repaint your fence or replace it? Contact the experts at Builders Fence Company today. We’ll plan a free consultation to discuss your options and offer our advice.

About Us

Builders Fence Company provides more options for wood fencing because we are one of the only fencing companies in the area to carry and stock the best products including Western Red Cedar. We give our customers a pleasant experience by keeping appointment times, back up our warranties, and are available when you call the office.