When it comes to sprucing up your garden, adding a coat of paint to your fencing can be a great way to add some vibrancy and life to the space. Painting your garden fencing is a relatively simple task that can be done on a budget. Let’s take a look at how you can give your garden fence a new lease of life with some paint 

How to Prepare Your Fencing 

The first step in painting your garden fencing is preparing the surface. This is an important step as it will ensure that the paint goes on evenly and lasts for longer. Start by cleaning the entire surface with soapy water and a scrubbing brush, this will remove any dirt or grime that has built up over time. Once washed down, use sandpaper or wire wool to lightly sand down the surface of the fence – this will help ensure that the paint binds properly with the wood/metal/plastic material of the fencing. Once complete, make sure you rinse off any dust particles from sanding before continuing 

Choosing The Right Paint 

When choosing what type of paint you are going to use for your fencing it’s important that you consider what type of material it is made out of and if it has been treated with waterproofing chemicals previously e.g., stains, oils etc.. If it has had any kind of treatment then check what type was used as they may not be compatible with certain types of paints (e.g., oil-based paints). The best way to find out what type of paint is most suitable for your fence is by checking with your local hardware store or contacting the manufacturer directly – they should be able to advise which products are most suitable for use on their particular product/material type 

Painting Your Fence 

Now it’s time to get down to business! Make sure you cover every area evenly and don’t forget corners and edges - these are often missed but are just as visible when looking at the finished product! After this initial layer dries (which shouldn’t take too long) you may want to go back over areas that need more coverage or attention - this second layer should really bring out all those lovely colours and give your fence an even finish all over.                


With these steps in mind, painting your garden fencing can be done quickly and easily without breaking budget! It's also worth keeping in mind that fences should ideally be painted every few years depending on their location and usage - so start researching colours now and get ready for a beautiful transformation come springtime! Good luck!