Fences are beneficial for a variety of reasons. For one, they discourage the neighbour’s dog from leaving surprises on your patio, and they keep their untidy backyard from being your primary view. Here’s how to improve your fence without breaking the bank. When you own a home, it’s unavoidable that the fence will require maintenance every few years. There’s also a strong possibility you’ve been putting it off for a while.
The issue with replacing a part of a fence is that it appears to be newer and more polished than the other fence. This means either spending a lot of time and money on a completely new fence, which most of us don’t have or settling with a brand-new part adjacent to the old grey stuff.
How do you make an old fence look new again?
Use Power Washer to Remove Dirt From Your Old Fence
The massive cleaning task is made easier by power washing. They’ll remove the filth and grime as well as strip the wood, but you could erode the wood too deeply and damage it.
The most important thing is to use the proper sprayer tip and technique. On smooth wood, the spray from the power washer will gently elevate and roughen the grain. This is really beneficial since it allows more sealer to penetrate and improves the finish.
Avoid more powerful 3,000 or 3,500 psi units by renting a power washer that operates at 1,500 or 2,000 psi. Make sure you have 15- and 25-degree spray tips on hand. Allow the rental company to demonstrate how to use the washer. It’s a simple machine to operate.
Screw-in Loose Boards
Nail-secured wooden fence boards might pull away from the stringer boards (like in the picture above). You may use dedicated outdoor screws to help improve the appearance of your wooden fence by screwing in these loose boards.
They are less likely to pull out (unless the boards you screw into are rotten), and reattaching the loose boards immediately improves the appearance of your fence.
Replace the Old Lattice on Top of Your Fence
You may be able to replace merely the lattice on a wood fence with new lattice . You may be able to replace just the lattice if you have a wood fence with lattice on top and try not to do improper disposal of old lattice that old lattice could hurt your dog or child.
Lattice panels are available at most hardware stores (such as Home Depot and Lowe’s). You may buy a plastic lattice panel, cut it into strips to fit your current lattice measurements, and then install the new lattice for a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution.
You could also paint or stain the lattice top, but unless you have a sprayer, this would be time-consuming.
Do Black Paint
Repainting and staining the wood after it has been cleaned and dried is an excellent idea. If you leave the raw wood untreated, it will be more susceptible to rot and insect infestation. You may not need to treat your fence panels every year but do so once every few years if they are really drab. Try black color for your fence.
Although black may seem like an unusual colour for garden fencing but it will actually make the flora around it appear greener! Fresh green tones against your fence’s black will make it stand out even more and give it a modern style that’s simple to attain. Finish the look by stringing fairy lights along the top, which will cast a warm glow against your fencing at night.
Pop Up a Potting Bench
Make a potting station backdrop out of your yard fencing. Instead of ending your garden with a solid fence, break it up with a potting bench and workstation that you can enjoy all summer. You can exhibit potted plants and garden accessories by putting up a couple of shelves.
These are a few simple methods you can do by yourself to take care of your old fence in your homemade garden and make it look good.
One of the most significant issues with fixing fences is the misconception that simply viewing a video or reading an article makes you an expert in your field. The truth is that you lack the expertise, abilities, and information that a professional possesses. Sure, hiring professionals will save countless hours and energy because it is difficult to foresee how long and how difficult something will take when doing it yourself for the first time.