If your residential fence is looking old and a little worse for wear, there are plenty of things you can do to get it looking new again! Fences last a long time if they are well maintained, and fixing up your old fence is a great way to save money. Continue reading for a few tips on how to revitalize your fence.
Fresh Coat Of Paint
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for your fence! After a harsh season of rain or snow, the old paint on your fence is probably not looking so great. Scrap off the weather-beaten coats of paint to expose the wood or metal material beneath. When applying a new coat of paint, be sure to choose a strong color and high-quality paint that protects your fence through harsh weather. Remember to continue to clean the fence regularly and touch up your paint job whenever it gets scraped away.
If your fence has a few cracks, take the time to replace any broken nails and posts. Check the entire fence for cracked rails, then screw or nail them back together. If the posts feel loose when you shake them, strengthen them in the ground. By replacing the broken rails and posts, you are not only strengthening your fence to help it last longer, but you are also improving its overall look!
Wash and Stain
If you have a vinyl fence, you know that they require little to no maintenance. However, it can still get dirty, so you will need to clean it occasionally to ensure it looks new! Brush each post with a stiff yard brush, then use a garden hose to wash away the dirt. You can also use a simple mixture of warm water, bleach, and washing detergent (12:1:1 solution) to take away any mildew stains. If you have a wooden fence, be sure to wash it before applying a fresh coat of stain or paint. Staining a wood fence is a great way to get it looking fresh and clean again!
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.