Repainting your garden fence has many advantages. It withstands seasonal weather conditions better and protects the wood from weather influences such as UV rays and rainwater, which over time turn the wood gray and cause cracks.
In addition, a new layer of color freshens up the garden and gives you the opportunity to try out a different color.
Here are instructions to help you paint your wooden fence correctly and achieve the best result.
- Wood protection paint
- If necessary, a dilution (this can also be used afterwards to clean the device)
- Paint roller including paint tray, brush or cup gun (1.6mm nozzle)
- Masking tape, newspapers
- Steel brush, sandpaper
- possibly. Knee pads and work gloves
Some preparation is required first.
1) The weather
Check the weather forecast: A warm, partly cloudy day is best; Do not paint if wind or rain is forecast and avoid the months of November to February as it is usually too cold and humid for the paint to cure properly. Most paints should not dry below 10°C. The wood moisture should not be more than 15% and the maximum air humidity for processing and drying should be 65%
2) The environment
Clean up the area around the fence and mow the lawn. Cover nearby plants and shrubs to avoid getting paint on them.
Cut back all vegetation that comes into contact with the railing.
3) Preparing the fence
First, inspect your fence for loose nails/screws and rotten boards. The latter should be replaced before painting.
Use a steel brush to remove any loose and old flaking paint. This is important because the new color will not blend with the existing one. Scrape off moss and lichens and remove weeds.
Then sand down any rough spots on the fence so that it is free of splinters. Wash your fence thoroughly to remove any dust and then allow it to dry completely.
4) The painting
Once your fence is completely dry, you can begin painting.
Stir the paint well before use. Spray, roll, or brush on a new coat of paint. Do not use too much paint at once and distribute it evenly to prevent noses and drips.
Start at the top of the fence and work your way down until each panel is painted.
Just remember that horizontal panels need to be painted with horizontal strokes and vertical panels with vertical strokes. This is the best way to show off the grain.
Two thin layers are more effective than one thicker one. Allow the first coat to dry for 4-6 hours before starting the second.
When you are happy with the texture and shine of the paint, you are finished painting your fence!
Please also note our helpful application instructions.