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All About Fence Paint Colours


A fence does not have to be plain. It does not need to be boring or mundane. There is a lot of things you can do to liven up your garden or privacy fence and one of these is adding fence paint colours. When you paint your fence, you will find many opportunities to transform your ordinary fence into something that is practical, functional, and visually pleasing at the same time.

Why Paint Your Fence?

Although there are some people who prefer their fence to retain that pretty silvery sheen, others consider it as an eyesore. If you want to keep your fence looking great and prevent it from weathering, fence paint colours offer a range of practical and creative choices.

Using Fence Paint Colours

If you are surrounded by green foliage, all of the different greens will look more vibrant. You can create a stunning contrast by painting your fence with a dark shade of blue or purple. You can also go for magenta pink or raspberry red because when they are paired with green, they create a more dramatic and brilliant contrast.

If your heart is not set for bright colors, you can try blacks and dark browns as they work perfectly well with the colors of various plants and flowers. Also, darker fence paint colours create the illusion that your garden is bigger than its actual size.

On the other hand, pale colour fence panels can make the space inside your garden look way smaller than it is. In terms of the visual effect on your yard, paler shades tend to look filthy easily compared to darker shades. You need to keep this in mind if you are painting a front garden fence that’s near the road or street, where it is vulnerable to pollution and dirt.

Preparation Is Key

You can paint right into the surface of the fence if it is still in good condition. However, the results are much better if you make the needed preparation. It is recommended that you apply a wood preserver on the fence to prevent and treat dry rot, mould, and fungi. It can also help protect your wooden fences from the damaging effects of woodworm as well as varying and often harsh weather conditions. And since it does not have wax, you can easily paint over it using an ordinary brush or roller.

Important Painting Tips

Special garden paint products can do marvels to your fence. However, water-based exterior eggshell paint can also do a fantastic job. They are available at major home improvement and decorating shops and mixed within the premises to complement a range of hundreds of varying colors. Although it is much more expensive than ordinary paint, it can stick immediately at nearly all kinds of surface including glass, where does not have a texture for the paint to adhere.

In the past, there is no way that you let your house be surrounded by a distressed and shabby looking fence. But today, with many years of using these shabby yet stylish designs, faded fencing that showcases different paint jobs is now considered as attractive in their own right. Can you maintain this type of look without compromising the condition of your fencing? The process can be quite tricky and complex but possible. If you want a much simpler way, you can prepare and protect your fence using the standard methods and the recreate that shabby chick appeal on your own using new fence paint colours. You can sand down some parts to give it a rustic and worn down finish. You can even use different shades to either for contrasting or toning.

Please contact Futurewood if you have other questions about fence panels.