Summertime is here! This means it is time to start on all of those home improvement projects. For many, this is the year that they need to paint or stain their fences. If you are a rookie to a project like this, here are some things to keep in mind.
Wash Your Old Fence Before You Paint It
It may seem like an unnecessary step, but if your fence is dirty you should definitely pressure wash it before you apply that first coat of paint or stain. This is because that dirt and debris will still be visible which will harm the appearance of the finished product.
Preparation is Key
Preparation makes painting and staining so much easier. It is important to get your fence ready for this project any way that you can. This may mean mowing the lawn around the fence or applying painter’s tape to the hinges.
Paint In Ideal Weather Conditions
Always make sure you check the forecast before you schedule a day for painting/staining your fence. Any sort of precipitation wreck all of your hard work. You are best off waiting for a nice day for this kind of project.
Test The Products
Whenever you are painting or staining, it is always a good idea to first test the product on the surface. For one, you don’t want to buy several cans of paint/stain and then realize it looks terrible on your fence. Most stores will give you samples that you can go home to try before you actually buy the product.
Protect The Surrounding Area
Paint gets everywhere. It is easy to spill and can completely wreck your clothes. With that being said, use precautionary measure to ensure paint or stain does not get on the surrounding landscape.
Choose Hercules Fence Richmond!
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.