Painting your fence not only provides it with a new lease of life but also helps to preserve and protect it. Whether you have smooth-planed or rough-sawn wooden fences, there is a range of paints to choose from that can be brushed or sprayed directly onto your fence.
Although there are exterior wood paints you could potentially use, a dedicated fence paint is always recommended. This is because they are specifically designed and tested upon all types of wooden fences for a higher-quality look and feel.
To help you choose a fence paint, our hand-picked selection features top-performing paints chosen through our first-hand experience painting smooth-planed and rough-sawn fences. We also thoroughly tested multiple paints and carried out the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Fence Paints
As we own several properties (Airbnb’s and rentals), we have multiple garden fences to maintain and this has meant we have been able to test a range of fence paints. As you can see in the photos below of a recent fence painting project, the before and after results speak for themselves and it was a quick and easy way to transform the garden.
During our testing of the fence paints, we analysed the paint’s ease of application, coverage, the time it takes to dry, finish and how durable it is over a prolonged period. In terms of the application, we tested the fence paints by applying them both by brush and using a sprayer as shown in the photos below.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest fence paints (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. Our testing gives us the experience to provide the best possible recommendations so that you (as the reader) can pick a paint to give your own fence a new lease of life.
As well as our extensive testing and experience with multiple fence paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the paint’s durability, colour selection, coverage, ease of application, dry time, all-weather protection and value for the money.