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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 change and even liven up your garden or privacy fence. One great option is adding fence paint colours. When you paint your fence, you will find a range of ideas and 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 easy, practical and creative choices.
Using Fence Paint Colours
If you are surrounded by green foliage, all of the different green paints will look more vibrant. You can create a stunning contrast if you spray a dark shade of blue or purple paint on your fence. You can also coat it with 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. They also complement the standard shade of a typical wall and the most common outdoor furniture 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 is a product that you can find easily in stores today. It can also help protect your traditional wooden fences from the damaging effects of woodworm as well as varying and often harsh weather conditions in Australia. 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.
Why Build A Fence?
Australian homeowners build a fence for a variety of reasons. Some want to make their home and outdoor area private by restricting the view of onlookers. Others are building fences with gates for the safety and security of their loved ones and property in general. Whether the installation is a diy or will be done by a service provider, one of the first things to decide on is the type of material that will be used. The traditional and all natural wood like timber is almost always on top of the list.
Wood offers a rustic and beautiful visual aesthetics that will complement any home interior and exterior design. If you sand, paint, and stain it properly, your wood fence will surely look attractive for a long period of time. However, it has a downside. It needs extensive and routine upkeep. If you are looking for products that have low maintenance requirements, then you should go for materials with synthetic content like composites, PVC, steel, and even aluminium. If you select composites and pvc, for instance, you only need to do basic cleaning using soap and water. It won’t just be clean but will look the way it was before when it was first installed.
In terms of fencing products, there are many different manufacturers and brands to choose from. Choosing the ideal material will be based on many things like the site conditions, your chosen fence design, the level of privacy, protection and security you need, your budget. Before you place your order, be sure to take into account all these factors first to avoid problems later on. You also need to decide whether you want to diy the fence installation project or hire the services of a professional builder to get the job done for you. If you want to do it yourself, you need to have the knowledge, skills, tools, and time. If you don’t, then it is better to go with the latter. You might have to spend a bit more but you are guaranteed to get what you’ve paid for provided that you choose a reputable contractor.
Please call Futurewood if you have other questions about fence panels or if you are in search of the best product for your fence installation project. You can also contact us via email or visit our website for some of the best decking, cladding, and fencing materials. Our team will guide, advice, and help you choose the best products that will match the design of your project.