Wooden Fence Painting Tips In Dayton, OH
In getting ready to paint your wooden fence, it’s a good idea to think about a number of things — the way that you want the fence to look in terms of color, and when you’d want to paint it, among other things.
However, you should know that your wooden fence can look much better, with the chance that it will take less time and cost you less money — all just by following some fairly fundamental painting tips.
Let’s have a look at some wooden fence painting that can help make for a better painted wooden fence.
1. Protect Plants Well
In painting a wooden fence, you might not even think about the fact that you should protect the plants (including the flowers) that grow near your fence.
One of the best things you can do in order to help keep your plants safe, you’re going to want to apply a plastic sheet over the plants — but remember that the plants still need water, so you should spray some water atop the plants before covering them.
2. Sanding Will Be Fundamental
In any situation in which you are painting a wooden surface, you should know that it is important for you to sand the surface being painted before you even get to applying the first coat of paint.
The reason that this is the case is that having a smoother surface makes for an easier time applying the primer and the paint that will go on the fence, and sanding is one way to make your fence more smooth.
Remember that you’re just going to be gently sanding and not so rough — the goal is to have a smooth surface, not to strip away numerous layers of wood.
After you have sanded your fence, you should clean off the sanding dust so that you don’t end up with a lot of dust in your paintwork.
3. Primer Comes Before Paint
Though some would have you believe that there is no role in having primer on your fences outside, this is absolutely not the case.
The role that primer plays is important in that it not only will help you to get the paint onto your wooden fence, but it will keep the paint there once you apply it.
The benefit of this latter role, of course, is that when you have something that keeps the paint on your fence longer, that necessarily means that you won’t have to paint your fence again for a longer period of time – this means that the overall cost of your painting project will go down as a result so to speak.
4. Consider The Seasons
In painting your wooden fence, you shouldn’t just make use of any paint that happens to be good for the exterior of your home — there are certain considerations that should come into play as you think about which paint will be best.
Take the weather, for example — you should know well the kind of weather that you can expect throughout the year, and so if you see for example that you will get a lot of rain, it would be a good idea to get paint that will protect your fence against a lot of rain.
Speaking of rain, do remember that when you are planning on painting the fence itself you should not think about painting it if you happen to see rain in the forecast — for rain can be something that’s going to fundamentally ruin your painting project as you cannot paint over a surface that is wet.
Make sure that there is a good number of days of dry weather before you paint your fence so you will be able to allow time to pass for your fence to fully dry.
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