Time To Paint Your Fence

FenceA freshly painted or stained fence will enhance the curb appeal of your home.  From staining to painting to maintaining, Benjamin Moore offers a wide variety of products that are easy to apply and will give your fence a fresh look. Right now it seems that white, gray and green paint colors are trending when it comes to fence colors.

What You Need To Know About Painting Fences

For raw or bare wood, prime the surface first with Fresh Start® Exterior Wood Primer 094 or Fresh Start® Moorwhite® Exterior Wood Primer 100.

If the fence paint is simply faded and doesn’t need primer, start by doing a thorough cleaning. Then apply two coats of high quality exterior paint options like Regal® Select Exterior Paint, a long-standing contractor go-to, or Regal® Select Exterior High Build which offers superior coverage and fewer coats.

The experts say Benjamin Moore Clean is an ideal product for annual maintenance cleaning to remove mold, mildew and water stains from your fence.

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How Long You Should Wait After It Rained

The type of paint you are using and the type of fence you have will determine how long you should wait after a downpour, before starting the painting process.  After a heavy rain, you will have to wait a day or two for your wooden fence to dry out. Iron fences will dry faster. If you are using an oil based stain, then you will have to wait for the fence to be dry to the touch. But, if you are using a water based stain, then it can be a little damp. If you are using latex, experts recommend you should get it on for 4 to 6 hours before a light rain. By then, the paint will have dried enough to survive without spotting. Oil based paints need 12 to 24 hours to set up depending on the temperature. Curing time is a longer, but the drying is much faster for latex than oil. Most paints will have instructions including the times on how long they’ll take to cure. If you paint or stain your fence while it is wet, the paint my not stick to your fence and you may even see some bubbles once you are finished.  Make sure your fence is clean before staining or painting it.

Helm Paint & Decorating, locally owned and operated, has been in business since 1970 and is an independent dealer of Benjamin Moore Paints and Finishes. Our trained specialists are available to assist you in selecting paint and supplies for your business. We also offer FREE 2 hour Pro Delivery Service.

We have 6 locations across the Metro New Orleans area, for your convenience, to serve you.

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