Painting a Wood Fence: Repair & Maintenance Tips for Home Improvement

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Learn how to paint your wood fence to cover chipped off paint in this free home improvement repair and maintenance video. View Video Transcript

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Tim Eaton

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Okay now you could see we got our priming done all the trouble spots has been primed. Before we actually get into the painting we also put a nice line of blue painters tape right here along the end of the fence so we don't hit the house. Even though there are the same color in your case they may not be. So you want to make sure that you paint off anything that you don't want painted on. So that is ready. Here is our paint. It is in a little different bucket just because it is different paint we got more of it. What you want to do the same thing it needs a little stir. Stick this paint stick in here. So we just give it a stir. Make sure it doesn't look separated at all. Nice and one solid color and what you are going to want to do is set your wet stuff right on top of the lid. The best place to put it. Pour yourself a nice decent amount of paint in the lower half of your tray. You want it about even with the start of the incline of the tray that way that the paint doesn't go up to where your roller is. So getting ready to paint takes a lot of more work to paint with your hands up and down. So what you want to do is get a hold of one of these it is any painter stick easy to buy. Very cheap. If you don't have one as you could see it screws right into the handle and it is much easier to maneuver. Easy to move up and down like this as appose to one hand up and down. If you can't find one of those poles you've got a house hold broom laying around just unscrew it. To the left lefty lossy. Same exact threads it would work the same exact way. You save your self a little bit of money but if you do a lot of painting or you think you might need one just go ahead and grab one of these. Not very expensive good thing to have, very versatile. So from there make sure that your plastic seal down, make sure that your primer is nice and dry and you are ready for paint. So as you could see I did a few touch up with the brush at the end there. Around the handles and the hinges and that is the paint.