Patio, Decking & Fencing

How To Paint A Fence

Whether you’re planning on renewing your garden fence with a new paint colour or just want to freshen up its weather-worn surface, learning how to paint a fence is a great way to give your outdoor space a new lease of life. A new coat of suitable exterior wood paint will also help to protect your fence against the elements – meaning it will stay looking newer, for longer.  

With our fence painting tips, you can learn how to paint a fence like a pro. Let’s get started.


Prior to painting your fence

Check the weather forecast, as British weather can be unpredictable. Rule number one of painting a fence is to do so when it’s dry and warm outside. This is because you need the fence wood to be dry, but not cold, as low temperatures can cause the paint to not stick properly. 

Here’s what you’ll need: