Asked by: Jorje Helmingdirks
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

How long does paint last on a fence?

Painting your fence creates the thickest barrier against weathering and can last as long as 5-9 years. However, this option opens up the opportunity for chipping paint/stain where as the toner and semi-transparent will simply fade.

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Thereof, how often should you paint a fence?

A wood fence should be treated every two to three years with paint or stain. The experts at Five Star Painting recommend stain due to its durability on wood exposed to the elements.

how long before you can paint a new fence? A good rule of thumb is to wait a month or two if the fence is made with dry materials. This will allow it to weather enough but not too much. If the fence is made with pressure treated materials it may be 3-4 months for the posts to dry enough and can be checked with a moisture meter.

In respect to this, is it better to stain or paint a fence?

Painting or staining a wood fence can help your fence last longer and look better. However, of the two we always recommend that you stain a fence rather than painting it. Wood absorbs stain much deeper than it does paint.

How many coats of paint does a fence need?

Apply two generous coats of paint and up to three coats on all unpainted surfaces. Allow two hours drying time between each coat.

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