4 Fence Painting Tips

Fence painting can be a fun task for a team with these tips. Painting the fence will increase your property value and protect a wooden fence from weather and insects.

Dispensing Tools

Give each team member a small hand broom, a sandpaper block, two paintbrushes: a 4-inch and a 1-inch, work gloves, rubber gloves, a small container of warm water to rinse brushes and a paint tray. The supervisor should have a claw hammer, a bag of wood nails, and 1-gallon cans of paint. A 1-gallon can will cover 50 linear feet on one side of a fence up to 8 feet high, top to bottom.

Preparing the Fence

Inspect the fence before you begin. Clean the fence of spider webs, loose paint, and rough surfaces with the small hand brooms and sandpaper blocks. The team supervisor should nail down any loose boards.

Deciding When to Paint

Paint on a partly cloudy day, to keep the paint from drying too fast.

Deciding Where to Paint

Each team member paints each side of 25 feet of fence, top to bottom. Paint all one side, then the other. Team up with your neighbors to paint a shared privacy fence. The team supervisor should supply more paint as needed.