What’s on your to-do list for the next few days? One of the tasks you can cross off for this weekend is some fence maintenance. Let’s say that your wooden fence has seen some better days, and is in need of a refresh. That’s why you might consider repairing, repainting, or re-staining your fence. Here are some steps to follow that should make this easier for you!
Get Everything You Need
Before you can begin, make sure that you get everything you need. The paint and primer should be able to resist UV rays coming from the sun. Also, be sure to get a high-quality paintbrush that doesn’t lose bristles or leave behind blisters.
Paint Before Building
Keep the boards apart and paint your wooden fence before it is assembled. Although this doesn’t sound like it will help, it actually does. After all, this makes it easier to cover every side and corner.
Spend some time cleaning up the area around where you plan to install your fence. Even if you aren’t installing the fence yourself, this is still something you can do to clear the way for professionals to do the hard part for you.
The second to last step is to use some primer. This makes more of a difference than you might think. After all, raw and uncoated wood left exposed to the elements will be far more worn down. This condition makes them harder to work with; so bear that in mind. Primer protects the wood and helps ensure that the paint will stay on.
The last step is probably the one that will be the most fun. This is where you can start painting. Do it one section at a time. Start at the tops of the fence and work your way down; this may sound counterintuitive, but just trust us. After following the tops (the open grain) then you can roll the paint down across the boards and edges. Make sure to put down some cardboard at the bottom so you don’t accidentally paint the ground underneath you. Paint each side and edge as carefully as you can.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.