Today, we will be discussing the importance of treating your timber fence panels. With winter just around the corner, the cold weather could do some damage to your fences. The Autumn is the perfect time to get out and give your fence panels some TLC, to ensure your garden is ready for the winter.
Tips for Treating Fence Panels
Our fences are exposed to all sorts of different weather over the course of the year, but when winter arrives, your fences can face a real battle. It’s important that you ensure your fences are prepared for the cold chilly months ahead. Your timber fence panels may begin to look tired and worn.
If you have an old fence, that has previously been stained, treated, painted or varnished, then you will need to strip back the wood before refurbishing. Sanding the fence is both a simple and easy way in which one can strip back a wooden fence.
If you have a new fence, then you can apply products straight to the surface of the fence. You may wish to use an old newspaper & masking tape to protect areas in which you do not wish to paint.
When is the Best Time to Paint a Fence?
The perfect conditions for painting a wooden garden fence is a dry day that is not overly hot, between 12-19 degrees, to be exact. You shouldn’t work directly in the sun on a hot day, this could cause the paint to dry at a faster rate, causing it to look sloppy and messy. Never paint your fence in the rain, this could cause the paint or stain to run and result in you having to paint your fence again.
What Colour Should I Paint my Fence?
This is all up to you. Fences are typically painted with a shade of brown; this makes the fence look natural. However, more and more people are painting their fences with fun colours. Greys, blues, and greens are very popular at this moment in time.
Typically, schools paint their fences bright colours, this reportedly sparks creativity for young children. However, it’s all up to you, stand out from the crowd and pick a colour you love. For inspiration you could always head over to Pinterest, they have lots of fun ideas.
Should I Spray Paint My Fence or Use a Brush?
Once again, this is up to you. However, many people believe that you will always receive better results using a timber treatment sprayer, but this isn’t the case. Whilst a timber treatment spray gives a flawless finish it doesn’t bring long term value. A timber treatment sprayer applies a thin coat of paint, just enough to give a fine finish. Whilst you could do several layers of stain, the paintbrush is more efficient. For a fence that looks good for longer, we’d recommend using a paintbrush.
If your fence is beyond repair, why not take a look at our wide range of timber fencing and security fences for commercial and industrial properties. Get in touch with our team at Warefence today, to discover our high-quality range.