Paint wooden fence in 3 simple steps

A wooden fence is the absolute classic among the property boundaries. But the wooden fence must be protected so that you enjoy it for a long time. The optimum protective layer for a wooden fence is made with a carefully applied lacquer layer. How the wooden fence is painted perfectly, we show here in the manual.

Step by step paint a wooden fence

  • primer
  • acrylic paint
  • abrasive paper
  • sanding block
  • sander
  • Deltaschleifer
  • brush
  • role
  • lacquer bowl

1. grinding

Grinding the fence does most of the work. But with the right equipment, you can make the effort much easier. It makes perfect sense to purchase orbital sander and delta sander. Both devices do not cost much and complement each other well. Alone with the orbital sander you can not get into the corners and angles of the fence. However, it is very important to sand the fence completely so that the new paint will adhere well. If the new paint to get a completely different color, the old paint must even be completely sanded.

2. Priming

A good choice, even for the primer, is acrylic-based boat paint. This is from the outset designed to withstand the strongest demands. For the primer, you can either use a varnish from the same product range or slightly dilute the later varnish with water. Prime the fence twice to achieve a smooth, smooth coating that will withstand the effects of the weather.

3. Painting

Allow the primer to dry for at least 24 hours before painting. If they start too early, the paint rolls up slightly. In addition, the paint is literally repelled from the wood, so can not produce a durable robust connection. Especially in the field of vision of the fence, always stroke each lath in one go with the roller or brush. If you start new on a fence, you will see that later.

Tips & Tricks

Even if you have to repaint the wooden fence after a few years, you should not attach a plastic fence as a replacement. A plastic fence outdoors ages even faster than a well-maintained wooden fence and can not be protected or refurbished with a refurbishment. Wood is always the better choice.

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