Painting Your Wooden Fence On A Budget in St. Louis, MO
In getting your home exterior to look as nice as possible, you may not even think about how good it would be if your wooden fence were painted — and yet a high cost of painting may just get in the way of your doing so.
However, you can get your wooden fence painted for less if you follow some basic tricks and techniques that will be quite helpful in still getting it to look good.
Let’s take a look at some of these tricks for painting your wooden fence on a budget without sacrificing the quality of the painting project.
1. Make Use Of The Right Paint
One thing that you’re going to want to do as you are getting ready to paint your wooden fence to spend less money is to make use of the right kind of paint.
Acrylic latex paint is going to be your best paint bet in terms of saving you money over the long term because it is good for protecting against harsh weather and lasts longer than other kinds of paint.
When you have paint that lasts longer, it means that you are going to not be painting it once again for quite a while which means you’ll be paying less for its upkeep.
2. Prepare Before You Paint
Before you lift up that paintbrush for the first time, you will want to ensure that your painted surface is properly prepared.
Cleaning the fence and removing any and all debris that you find on it will be one important way that you will get there, and will help you to have a less expensive painting project.
The cleaner your fence, the better your primer and paint will be able to adhere to your fence which will make for a longer lasting fence — and as mentioned above, this means it will cost less over time.
3. Shady Painting
If you are able to paint your fence while it is under shade, you will be able to get paint that dries better and as a result will require you to use less paint throughout the painting process.
You can likely understand that using less paint overall will help you in getting the fence painted for less money.
Though it’s not always possible to paint in the shade, other things you can do to improve the time that it takes for your paint to dry is to paint when the temperature and humidity are more ideal for you to do so — too hot or cold and you will find that the paint will dry too quickly or too slowly, and these are both not good for your wooden fence.
4. Don’t Skip Drying Time
If you want to make sure that your fence is painted properly the first time, you will want to allow time to pass for both the primer and the paint coats that you apply to fully dry before you move on to the next step in the process.
If you apply your coat of primer and then don’t wait for it to dry and immediately go to apply a coat of paint, you will find it rather unpleasant as experiences go because the primer coat will start to come off (having not dried properly on the fence) and you will very likely need to go back and restart the entire painting process.
This means that you will have wasted all of the paint and primer you had applied to that point in time, and this equates to a waste of money.
Even when you don’t see the paint or primer peeling while applying a new coat, you will note that if the previous coat is not fully dry it will lead to painting problems.
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