Fence Painting & Staining Tips

fence half painted and half stained with a ladder and paint cans on the ground, Fence Painting & Staining Tips

Often overlooked, fences can be really important assets to a home. With the right color selection, they can not only add privacy to the space but also character and curb appeal. Unfortunately, due to exposure to the elements, your fence is prone to chip and eventually loses its color. Now, as we prepare for the summer, it might be time to give it a nice makeover with a fresh coat of paint.

To get you started, here are a few ideas that will help in your color selection.

White picket fence

The white picket fence is a thing of fairy tales. The color white exudes a certain simplicity and elegance that makes it timeless. Pair it with a porch swing, some red shutters, and a nicely-mowed green grass lawn, and you have yourself the perfect home.

The best thing about the color white is that you can use it on almost any type of fence and still manage to get a simple yet elegant and eye-catching appeal.

Black on dark wood

On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have the color black, which surprisingly yields its own remarkable appeal on wood. In this case, you can use naturally dark-colored lumber and then paint the supporting beams black to create some contrast. Dark wood comes out especially well when surrounded by greenery. It makes it really stand out.

Cool Blue

Another less common but equally pleasant color for your fence is blue. In itself, blue induces a cool, relaxed feel to the ambiance. It blends in perfectly with the green plants in the yard. You can also add hints of the hue in various other furnishings within your yard, like benches or stair railings.

Grey for neutrality

For a more neutral or subtle effect, you can go for grey. Grey offers a calm, serene look that matches the trees, plants, or grass within your yard. Overall, with grey, you get to achieve a shady outdoorsy look.

The beauty of a simple stain

If you are not a fan of the colors or simply appreciate wood in its natural state, you can go for a stain instead of paint. With the different swirls and designs unique to each plank, wood comes out beautifully on its own. By staining, you get to highlight or bring out these individual lines, which will give your fence a nice, classy look.


Well, that just about sums it up. Don’t be afraid to go wild with the bolder colors when painting your fence. Complimentary colors like yellow, purple, blue, green, and red go especially well with your green grass. On the other hand,  if you want something more subtle, a simple stain on natural wood will do you justice.

For more information or painting services, feel free to contact us at Painter Bros and speak to one of our professionals.