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How to Paint a Wooden Fence

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Outdoor timber fencing needs to be regularly painted to protect it from the elements. This helps prevent long term damage, and keeps it looking its best. Our step-by-step guide will help you easily and efficiently achieve a professional finish.

Step 1

Brush Dirt off Fence

Brush Dirt off Fence

Brush the fence thoroughly with a wire brush to remove any dust and dirt from its surface. Alternatively, a power hose can be used to complete this step, but you would need to allow sufficient time for the wood to completely dry before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2

Start Painting from Top

Start Painting from Top

Using a large paint brush and a suitable exterior wood fence paint, start applying paint at the top and work your way down in sections. Do not apply paint in wet conditions or if rain is likely before the paint has dried.

Step 3

Complete

Complete

Complete one section at a time. If another coat of paint is required, allow the fence sufficient time to dry before applying it.