Friday, March 17, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Transform Your Fence From Drab To Fab

As the wet season in Queensland comes to an end, it's the perfect time to start planning and preparing for painting your fence. Painting your fence can not only improve the appearance of your property, but also help protect it from the harsh elements. Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Choose the right paint: Make sure to choose a paint that is suitable for outdoor use and can withstand the Queensland weather. Choose a high-quality paint that is designed to protect your fence from fading, cracking, and peeling.

2. Clean the fence: Before painting, make sure to clean the fence thoroughly. Use a pressure washer or a hose with a high-pressure nozzle to remove any dirt, grime, and loose paint. Allow the fence to dry completely before painting.

3. Sand the fence: If the fence is rough or has any peeling paint, it's important to sand it down before painting. This will create a smooth surface for the new paint to adhere to.

4. Protect the surrounding area: Cover any nearby plants, windows, or outdoor furniture with plastic sheeting to protect them from paint splatters.

5. Apply the paint: Use a paintbrush, roller, or sprayer to apply the paint to the fence. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and apply the paint evenly. Allow the first coat to dry completely before applying a second coat.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your fence is painted correctly and will last for many years to come. Your local hardware store can provide additional advice for your unique property.

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