Fence installation work is a tricky and challenging process, and is followed by proper care and maintenance. If not inspected with time, there are high changes for the fence to get damaged and you might have to invest again for a brand new fence. To avoid this hassle, regular maintenance work by yourself or experts is quite crucial to increase its longevity.
Now, one of the important garden fence maintenance works is to paint in with time, not only with the intention to improve the appearance, but also to vehemently add value to your home. For this, you might require an expert or contractor, and you can also train yourself to handle things all by yourself, that decreases the cost of manpower too.
From scraping and sanding, to making sure that the grass and sidewalk of the garden remains unaffected by the paint, a lot of things are to be taken care of whilst painting the garden fence. Thus, to prevent the fence from decaying, you must keep a track of the paint and keep coating it with time.
Here are some tips to be followed by you or the hired fence contractor to paint the garden fence.
Mow the lawn
The bottom portion of the garden fence will be definitely having plans and bushes, and hence you should carefully trim them. You can mow the lawn and also use the scissors or edging shears to get rid of the extra greenery around the fence. So that they don’t affect your fence painting at all!
Clear the area neatly
The area near the fence should be neatly cleaned, so that they don’t intrude while you paint the whole fence, and get stuck to the painted areas when heavy wind blows. There would be a pile of debris, dusts, little plants, and grasses that are of no use, and rather makes the place look very congested. Use a broom or a garden brush to clear the area properly so that you can carry on with painting work without any interruption.
Scraping before painting
There will be flakes and cracks from the old paint that remains on the body of the fence. To remove all these, you or the fence contractor can use some specialised tool, or also the sandpaper can be brushed against the fence to make it smoother in texture.
Check for any damage
Before painting the whole fence you need to inspect the area for any damage or prospective distortion. There might be broken parts or termite infestation that might be a real huge issue to be corrected before you actually go ahead with the painting work. Ask the fence contractor to replace the area or fix the damage at the soonest. Also, make sure to tape hardware and hinges.
Power washing matters
You or the fence contractor must know how to power wash the fence. The hard brush with bucket of soap water must be ready so that the very rigid spots and stains go away easily.
Protect the grass
Use the drop cloth or plywood pieces, dust sheets or tarpaulin to cover the grass the area beneath the fence so that that area doesn’t get damaged with paint at all.
Thus, apart form using a good fence contractor and paint quality, you should also make some other arrangements to paint the fence.
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