Painting an Existing Wood Fence

If you have a wood fence it's a beautiful thing, but over time the elements wear it down, and you may have even scratched it with a lawn mower or snow shovel. Either way, eventually it needs to be repainted, and as with most projects around the house, this one is easy to do yourself and low cost.

Besides good weather, this is what you'll need: paint, possibly primer, a good brush, a roller (choose the size depending on the fence), a roller extension. Cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, a pale with soup and warm water, a couple of rags), sandpaper, scraper, maybe a kneeling pad.

Now, before you start Fence Painting, you have to make sure the fence is clean. Here are some suggestions:

* Remove any grass, shrubbery, seeds, and the like from the fence.

* Wash off dust, soil, or any other dirt like bird poop with warm water and a little detergent.

While you are cleaning, inspect the fence for other problems:

* Is any paint chipping? If so you'll need to do the following. Scrape off the old paint and sand the edges a little to smoothen them out.

* Termites: They show up when you least expect it. If you find signs of them replace those planks too.

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Ok; you've made it to the real part of the job. Don't worry if it took a while to get here. It's better to have the fence ready and free of all other obstacles than having to stop painting in the middle because of one of the above issues.

1. Stir the paint to make sure it's all one color and not clumpy

2. Pour your paint into the roller pan at the bottom.

3. Take your roller, dip it in the tray, and begin from the top down. Maybe use the brush for the top open grain. If you hit those spots first, you can remove any dripping as you make your way down.

4. Use the brush for any touch ups. Hopefully, you won't need a second coat but if you do just follow the same steps. Fence Company