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Wooden Fence Painting Tricks To Learn In St. Helens, OR

Wooden Fence Painting Tricks To Learn In St. Helens, OR

As you are looking to get the look of the exterior of your home a bit nicer, you may want to have a look at the fence that surrounds your home, if you have one.

If your fence has never been painted, or it has been a long time since it has been painted, you may want to take the time to paint it -- but you can't just get a paint bucket out and a brush and start painting!

Indeed, there are some key things that are important to learn that will help you to make a better painted fence.

With that being the case, let's have a look at some wooden fence painting tricks to learn that will make for a better looking wooden fence.

1. Sand Well

An important thing that you're going to want to do when you're looking to paint your wooden fence is that you have to have a smooth surface upon which to apply the primer and paint.

One way that you're going to be able to accomplish this is to sand the surface of the fence that is going to get painted -- doing this will make for a smoother surface.

Remember that sanding any surface will produce a given amount of sanding dust and that means that you have something that you are going to need to remove from the surface of the fence.

Not removing this sanding dust may seem like it's going to save you a lot of time but all it will do is give you a lot of dust on the surface of your painted fence once the project has finished.

2. Clean Before Painting

Though you might think of a painting project as one that is going to completely change the look of your fence (and in that effect, you are correct that the fence will look much better when you have finished if you do it correctly) you have to first make sure that the fence is completely clean before you start.

There's no good reason to try to paint a fence that is dirty -- you would be mistaken to do this, as all you are going to end up having is a painted fence that looks as though you have painted over a dirty fence.

Make the time to properly clean the fence, whether it is with a sponge and a bucket of water or a power washer, and then ensure you've let time pass for the fence to fully dry.

Making this time is important because the way that paint goes on to a moist fence is not good and it can be quite disastrous for a painting project.

3. Check The Weather And Plan Accordingly

The kind of weather you have is going to have a significant impact on the painting project that you are going to be taking on.

As an example, if you see that there is going to be rain in the forecast for any particular day, you should probably know that is not going to be a good day for you to paint.

There is more to good and bad weather than just there being rain or not -- if the weather is going to be too hot or too cold you also may want to reconsider painting on that day because it will cause your paint to dry too quickly or slowly, which are both bad for your long term fence painting project.

Though you may want to get your wooden fence painted, it's better to get it painted when the weather is right than take the chance and have your project ruined due to bad weather.

If we can help in any way with your painting in St. Helens, OR and beyond, feel free to contact us at CHSPainting, we are always ready to help! Please contact us at CHS Painting. Office. 503-543-4875 Web. Related: How to help prevent exterior paint from fading5 Tips For Choosing The Right Interior Paint in Scappoose, OR


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