Fence Painting Services
When you’re driving through a neighborhood, what kind of house catches your eye? We’re betting you always notice the houses with the classic white picket fence. While we aren’t suggesting you have to go with this style, the point is that having a well maintained fence makes your yard and your home look so much better.
Professional Fence Painting Services
When it comes to increasing your curb appeal, there’s no easier way to do it than by painting your fence. Not only does it instantly refresh the look of your home, but it can also help to extend the lifetime of your fence. If you’re looking for a new look, but aren’t ready to paint the entire exterior of your home, painting your fence is a great way to update your outdoor space.
Benefits of Fence Painting & Staining
Aside from pure aesthetics, there is one main reason why you should consider painting or staining your fence. When you apply a finish such as paint or stain, it helps to keep the wood protected from the elements. When subjected to water and intense sunlight, untreated wood can break down much faster than usual, and some types of wood can even turn gray.
Once moisture gets in, wood can twist, warp, and crack as it reacts to the water. Sunlight also breaks down wood over time as well, and when combined with moisture can make it susceptible to rotting. This is why it’s important to apply a finish—this is what helps to form a protective barrier.
When you’re looking at finishing your wood fence, there are 2 options to choose from: paint or stain. Paint will give you the best level of protection for wood. It’s the best at shielding wood from both moisture and sunlight, and can last for up to 10 years in some cases.
Staining shows off the natural grain of the wood, which is preferable to many. Stain works by soaking deep into the wood, filling up gaps that would otherwise soak up moisture. It does offer good moisture resistance, but it’s not as effective as paint. You won’t get much protection from UV rays (sunlight), which means it will probably need to be reapplied more often than paint. If you go with stain, should be restained every 3-4 years.
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Painting a fence isn’t quite as simple as applying a fresh coat over top of the existing finish. There’s a bit of prep work required if you want to create a smooth, lasting finish. First off, the fence will need to be power washed to ensure it’s clean. Before starting the next steps, be sure to lay down drop sheets to protect the surrounding area.
The application process for the paint is different, depending on the type of fence and paint. For a wood fence, it needs to be scraped, sanded, and primed on all areas that have loose or peeling paint. For metal fencing, it should also be scrubbed it down with a wire brush. Oxide primer or rust inhibiting primer should then used on metal fencing, while regular exterior primer is used on wood fences. For wood fences,
For wood fences, stain is applied with a brush, while paint is applied by either spraying, brushing, rolling, or a combination of these, depending on the condition and environment of the substrate. After the paint has been applied, it’s time to carefully clean up, making sure to pick up any paint chips or other debris.
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If you’re looking for some help getting your fence painted, give WOW 1 DAY PAINTING a call! To book,call us at 1-888-969-1329 or visit us online.