With no rain predicted on the weather forecast, homeowners in South Florida need to put away their interior painting projects and get outside in the sunshine. This is a great time of year for South Floridians to touch up outdoor fences, as the weather is mild and there isn’t a raindrop in sight.
At Benchmark Painting and Carpentry, my skilled painters and carpenters in Boynton Beach are ready to help with all your home painting needs, including the outdoor projects. If you’re looking for a few tips on staining or painting your outdoor fences, we’ve compiled some of our most helpful advice.
Watch the Weather
It’s imperative that you check the weather before venturing outside to paint or stain your fence. If rain is in the forecast, you’ll want to hold off on the project until there’s a few consecutive days of sunshine or cloudy weather. Additionally, if it’s below 52 degrees, you’ll need to put away your stain until it warms up a bit.
Old Fences Need Washing
If you’re planning on painting or staining an older fence, you will want to pressure wash it first. Since the fences are outside in the elements, there is probably lots of soil or other debris built up on the wood, and you need to remove that to ensure a satisfactory finished product.
Protect Your Landscaping
When staining or painting, my experienced house painters in Boynton Beach are careful to protect the landscaping of our clients. Be sure to put paper bags, cardboard, or a tarp under the fence, so that your bushes, flowers, and grass aren’t exposed to dangerous chemicals.
Test the Paint or Stain
While some paint colors or stain may look great in the can, painters and carpenters in West Palm Beach, Broward, and all over know that the color can look different once you apply it to the surface. Test the paint or stain in an inconspicuous spot on the fence to ensure the shade is perfect for the entire fence.
If you’d rather leave the painting or staining up to my professionals at Benchmark Painting and Carpentry, we’d love to hear from you. Additionally, if you have another need, my painting company in Boynton Beach can satisfy your home improvement needs, from wallpaper removing to wainscoting. Give us a call today at 888-698-1074, before rain makes its way into the forecast or find more information online.