Painting your fence is something that must be done from time to time to make sure it lasts long and does not falter in lousy weather conditions. If left untreated the fence will turn grey and then rot which in turn will cause it fail and need replacement.
Firstly let look how to choose the paint:
Make sure you want a colour that is durable and long lasting to harsh weather conditions this will save sometimes you have to repaint the panels to make the fence permanent.
Look out for a paint with fungicide in it as the wood fence is prone to mould, this will give it extra protection.
Choose a quality brand because cheaper ones will have thinner paint and will not be as durable.
Estimate how much paint you will need to buy and always get a little extra this will save a return trip.
Always buy a primer because even the most expensive paint will not last long without proper preparation and a good undercoat.
Now that you have your paint it is important to prepare your fence before you start fo effective painting. So clear away all vegetation and shrubs growing around the panel. Scrape off any mould and moss that may be stuck on. Now clean the fence with a pressure washer and make sure it dries off first. Then you can start with the first coat, and then the final layer can be put on.
Most timber used in fencing will come pre-treated, this will only protect it for a limited amount of time. Painting or treating your fence will not just give it a stylish or personal look, but it will also significantly prolong its life.
Wooden fence absorbs moisture from the air, thus giving it a tendency to expand in wet conditions and shrink when it is dry. This can ultimately result in the wood splitting or cracking; this is why a penetrative coating is needed to protect it from doing so and will prevent it from any rot and decay.
Remember that preparation is the key to doing a good job. This will ensure you do not have to go back out too soon and do it all over again. If you don't have the time patience call in an expert, who can even do small repairs and bring it up to looking as new.