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Painting the Fence

Project Garden: Fence Painting

 fence before and after

Since we moved in this fence has been an odd bone of contention. By convention we are responsible for it yet our neighbour has claimed it as his and wouldn’t allow us to replace it.

Over the last six years it has fallen down every time we have a high wind and gradually become more hole than fence. During the Winter break the wind ripped so much of it apart we decided we would replace it and live with the consequences.

To our surprise, on the first day back to work in January a new fence turned up and was installed. Hooray! Although it was bright orange and the old fence posts were still in play. Boo! We had some privacy but it still fell down in a stiff breeze.

Phase one of sorting out the fence for the long-term is to paint the panels. It’s one of those jobs that seems like it’s going to take forever but when you get around to it it’s done in a couple of hours. It would have been faster if I hadn’t had to keep the children occupied – what is it with children and DIY?

We used B&Q’s Timbercare in Dark Brown (Monty thinks they should rename that to: chocolate). We’re fans of brown for fences as it gives you a rich backdrop colour whilst fading gently with age – do you agree? Luckily the pot was big as the fence on the other side is going to be replaced and painted too!

I made a time-lapse of us painting the fence – two hours down to thirty seconds of watching paint dry (and it dries quickly).

I’ll be doing a time-lapse of the shed being painted next if only the weather will hold for a day!

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