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How to paint a fence with a roller

painted pallisadeThe Process

  1. Wash the fence with a power washer to remove dirt and grit, and give the fence time to dry.
  2. Lay down a tarp in the area where you'll be staining the fence.
  3. Shake the can of stain, then open the can and stir it thoroughly.
  4. Pour the stain into the paint tray and dip the larger roller into the stain.

When to use a spray spray paintinggun?

When should I use a normal paintbrush for painting, and when should I consider using a spray gun? Why is it better to paint a palisade fence with a brush than with a spray gun?
Brett van Rooyen, Centurion

Our technical consultant, replies:

When using a spray gun there is a thing called ‘overspray’, so when painting thin materials like palisade fencing, the amount of paint that you lose is great. But, on the other hand, the finish will be of higher quality; a lot smoother and with no brush marks.

When using a paintbrush on palisade fencing the coat is a lot thicker than when using a spray gun. My advice is that if going for the spray gun option, choose a spray gun with an adjustable spray pattern. Also, use a cardboard box behind the fence that you are spraying as this will act as a deflector and will allow some of the overspray to coat the other side of the fence. The cardboard needs to be placed about 5cm behind the fence.

Please contact Country Wide Walling for a free quotation.

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How to Paint a Fence

painted boundary fenceBesides its cosmetic effects, paint provides outdoor structures with protection against the elements. Fences, in particular, need a protective coat of paint every 2 to 3 years. They're usually built away from other structures and trees, which could otherwise shield them from the elements. Paint helps iron and metal constructions resist rust and corrosion. It also fortifies wood against the effects of wind, rain, snow and extreme temperatures. Fence-painting is a time-consuming, but important, undertaking. By doing it at suggested intervals, you can strengthen the fence, reducing the likelihood of it needing to be replaced. If you want to learn how to paint a fence, follow these steps.

Prep the area around the fence. Preparation is a critical phase of fence-painting. You want to protect the vegetation along the fence line while readying the surface for painting. This is a time-consuming process, but it makes the job easier.

  • Mow and edge the grass along the fence line. Trim back bushes and shrubs that abut the fence. Use a leaf blower to blow dirt and grass clippings away from the fence line.
  • Spread a drop cloth or plastic sheeting under the section of fence you'll be painting. Keep it in place throughout the project to collect residue from prep work and protect against spills.
  • If the fence was previously treated, scrape off loose or flaking paint.
  • Pressure-wash or sand a new, untreated wood fence. It's best to sand a fence that was painted before. This helps the paint adhere to the wood. If necessary, use a scrub brush and a 1-to-1 mixture of bleach and water to eradicate mold on the fence. Let the surface dry.
  • If you're painting iron or metal fencing, use a steel brush to remove rust and then sand the surface with medium-grit sandpaper.
  • After sanding, wipe off residue with a clean rag.
  • Seal and tape off parts of the fence you don't want to paint, like ornaments, gate latches and handles and other hardware.

fence paint

Pick the right paint for your job. Make sure you use an outdoor paint on your fence. These are specially treated to withstand the effects of weather and come in a variety of types.

  • Acrylics: Acrylic paint is durable, providing an excellent layer of protection for your fence, but you might have to apply a primer to an untreated surface before you can paint.
  • Acrylic stains: Stains bring out the natural beauty of the wood and usually don't require the primer coat that paints do. They also are easier to re-coat and require minimal surface prep.
  • Oil-based outdoor paint: Oil-based paints may require multiple coats and may not protect as well as acrylics, but they do provide a superior-looking finish.
  • Enamels: Enamel paint is ideal for iron fencing and gates. Usually, you'll need to treat the surface with a rust-inhibiting primer.
  • Automotive epoxy paint: The benefits of automotive epoxy are, it's a 1-step process and is very durable. You will have to mix in a hardener with this paint, which does force you to get the job done within about 6 hours.

For a free quotation, or to discuss your requirements, please contact Country Wide Walling.

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Wishing You a Safe and Happy 2019

happy new year 2019We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and potential clients every success for 2019. We are looking forward to continuing to work towards assisting you to have the best prefabricated security fencing or walling for your property.

Our aim is to help you to keep your family and property safe, yet at the same time endeavour to have your prefab walling or fencing as aesthetically pleasing as possible, thus adding to the value of your property.

We trust that you had a very safe and relaxing holiday break and are looking forward to the New Year.

Remember to keep checking your fencing or walling to ensure that there has been no attempt at tampering with it.

precast readymade wallsShould you find any damage caused by attempts to illegally enter your property, please get it fixed immediately, either doing it yourself, or better yet, get a professional in to do it for you.

Your home, family and property are very important to you, so always endeavour to keep it as safe as possible.

It is always better to be safe than sorry, so choosing Country Wide Walling to assist you with damaged fencing or walling, or to erect a prefab wall or fence to guard your property is a very wise decision to make.

Should you need assistance with fixing damaged walls or fences or would like to get a free quotation to erect a new fence, or if you would like to discuss your options with a professional consultant, please do not hesitate to contact us today

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Avoiding Damage

paint blisteringWe know the value of precast boundary walls or fencing for our property as it provides security and protection for our family and property.

Country Wide Walling can provide you with a pre-coloured wall which will stay aesthetically pleasing for many, many years, as well as adding value to your property. The colouring is added during the manufacturing process, and saves a lot of time and effort and unnecessary expense.

If you have plain unpainted prefab walling or fencing, you will need to repaint them every 2 (two) to 3 (three) years to keep them aesthetically pleasing and avoid them be damaged by constant bad weather.

We all know that painting the fencing or walling is a time-consuming project, but it is also a very important project, which will extend the life of our boundary security walling or fencing.

We highly recommendnewly painted that the colour be added during the manufacturing process, but we also realize that many walls and fences were erected many years before that concept took root.

The paint will form a barrier between your wall or fence and the elements. This is important as it offers protection, and not only extends the life of your structure, it also helps prevent you having to replace it due to large scale damage from the elements.

When choosing paint for your wall or fence, make sure it is an outdoor paint, as these are specially treated to withstand the effects of bad weather.

When painting, please remember to apply at least 3 (three) thin layers of paint which can be applied by either using a paint brush, sprayed on or by using a roller.

If you would like to learn more about obtaining pre-coloured prefab concrete walls or fences, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today and speak to one of our highly trained consultants.

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Festivities

wall extensionsWith the festive season upon us, and crime increasing constantly, now is the time to make doubly sure that our families and properties are safe and secure from any prowlers.

If your wall or fence is inadequate please do not hesitate to give Country Wide Walling a call to see what can be done to rectify any shortcomings.

Country Wide Walling are experts in the walling, fencing and steel gate industry, and will gladly assist you or give you a free quotation.

If you need a new fence or gate, or your fence is too low, then it can be raised successfully, thus making it harder for anyone to gain access.

There are many things we can do to upgrade our security and keep our family and property safe during the festive season, as well as all year round.

Make sure there are no overhanging tree branches which will assist anyone to gain access to your property.

If you have a new or expensive car, don’t leave it in the driveway. Park in the garage and make sure it is locked.

Plant thorny plants anywhere that someone can try and gain access to make it highly unpleasant and painful for them.

Make sure there are no bushes or trees that offer a hiding place for anyone should they gain access to your property.

Plenty of outside lights will also be off-putting. Have cameras installed and a security company on call. All we can do to keep our family and property safe is of utmost importance.

thorny plant cactiYou can raise a wall or fence with electric fencing which will give a nasty shock to an intruder, plus the thorny bushes will make your property highly unattractive to anyone wishing to intrude uninvited.

Make sure the rails of your sliding gate are always clean and debris free to ensure that there is nothing to prevent them closing, and opening again, thus giving easy access to anyone wanting to enter.

Make the decision today to see that your family and property are very well protected. It is a very wise decision.

Have the peace of mind to enjoy the festive season without the worry and stress of keeping your family and property safe.

Whether you need a new fence, or gate, or would like to raise your existing fence or wall, or would like a free quotation, contact us today and we will gladly assist you.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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