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Don't Forget To Paint!

Setting up your fence is only half the job. After your fence is set up, you should also paint it. Painting your fence can make your home and surrounding more aesthetically pleasing; also, the paint adds an additional layer of protection to your fence against environmental erosion and insects. Painting your fence will improve durability and also add value to the fence, and is definitely a worthwhile long-term investment.

First off, prior to selecting a color for your fence, you should understand the policies and regulations of your neighborhood. Check to see if you are restricted to having certain colors in your neighborhood. In addition, speaking to your neighbors about the paint job and coming to an agreement could minimize any unwanted dispute after the paint job.

You may also need to decide on the type of paint you want to use on your fence. Depending on the material your fence is built out of, you will need to consider the type of paint to use. For example, there are 3 types of paint we recommend for concrete fences: Acrylic, Epoxy, and Latex. For more information on concrete fence paint types visit:

If the natural color of concrete is good enough for you, consider using an Acrysheen coating sealant or similar clear coat sealant. Acrysheen can bring out the concrete definition and shading, as well as adding a protective layer to your fence.

Lastly, choose a color that complements your surroundings, which includes your home, yard, and even your neighborhood. Your yard could be a reference to determine which colors your fence should be. You could also go for a color that matches your home or one that complements your home style. For example, “A traditional cottage or Colonial might look best surrounded by a fence painted a crisp, clean white, while a rustic ranch- or farm-style home might be complemented by an oak stain on the surrounding fence” (, 2014).

If you are still unsure of which colors to choose, we recommend talking to a home-store expert to find the type of paint you need for your fence.

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