A coat of paint adds more aesthetic appeal to your home and protects your fence from external elements. There are various paint formulas and finishes to choose from, so picking the right one can be hard. Luckily for you, our experts in fence painting are here to help you.
So, what are the best fence paint options for your property? Read on to find out!
Fence Material and Condition Matters
Types of Paint
- Oil-Based Paint. Oil-based paint is an excellent choice for metal fences because it helps prevent rusting and discolouration. While it might dry slower than some other types of paint, it lasts longer, resists dirt very well, and gives your fence a glossy finish.
- Latex Paint. Latex paint is usually recommended for wooden, vinyl, and masonry fences. It does not trap moisture and it sits on top of the surface. In contrast to the oil-based paint, it is less likely to crack.
Glossy paint is resistant to stains and is a good option for metal fences. It creates a durable shiny layer on the surface. It is not the best choice for wooden or masonry fences because it will make imperfections more prominent.
Matte paint creates a flat, non-shiny layer on the surface and is perfect for hiding imperfections. That said, it is the least stain-resistant out of all the finishes.
Semi-gloss paint is halfway between matte and gloss and it resists stains and other damaging elements very well. It is shiny enough to reflect light and it also adds some depth to the colour.
Eggshell paint offers slightly more shine than the matte paint. It is stain-resistant, easier to clean, and not a bad option for hiding imperfections.
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