How to paint a fence with a roller

painted pallisadeThe Process

  1. Wash the fence with a power washer to remove dirt and grit, and give the fence time to dry.
  2. Lay down a tarp in the area where you'll be staining the fence.
  3. Shake the can of stain, then open the can and stir it thoroughly.
  4. Pour the stain into the paint tray and dip the larger roller into the stain.

When to use a spray spray paintinggun?

When should I use a normal paintbrush for painting, and when should I consider using a spray gun? Why is it better to paint a palisade fence with a brush than with a spray gun?
Brett van Rooyen, Centurion

Our technical consultant, replies:

When using a spray gun there is a thing called ‘overspray’, so when painting thin materials like palisade fencing, the amount of paint that you lose is great. But, on the other hand, the finish will be of higher quality; a lot smoother and with no brush marks.

When using a paintbrush on palisade fencing the coat is a lot thicker than when using a spray gun. My advice is that if going for the spray gun option, choose a spray gun with an adjustable spray pattern. Also, use a cardboard box behind the fence that you are spraying as this will act as a deflector and will allow some of the overspray to coat the other side of the fence. The cardboard needs to be placed about 5cm behind the fence.

Please contact Country Wide Walling for a free quotation.

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Protect Your Fence from Rot

stainsIf you are in an area where the crime rate is not high, and choose to install a wooden fence, there are things you need to do to protect the fence from rot, thus prolonging its life.

Your first priority would be to choose wood that can withstand rot better, and to use a good stain to aid in protecting the wood. Wooden posts that are planted in the ground need to be properly sealed, preferably using pressure treatments, which force chemicals into the wood for added protection.

Make doubly sure that you are buying the correct wood by checking the label on the wood, which should state that it is pressure treated.

It is recommended to stain the wood once a year to keep it protected.
Wooden fencing requires regular cleaning to remove any dirt, leaves or debris that can cause mildew and subsequently rot to form.

There are many different types of wood that can be used, but it is always best to avoid weaker woods such as pine, which is not as resistant to rot, as it will not last, and will therefore need to be replaced. Avoid extra costs by picking a longer lasting wood, such as Cedar, Cypress or Oak as these are harder woods, and more able to withstand the elements, and are far more rot resistant.

Fence stainingThe better you care for your wood, the longer it will last, so it is well worth the time and effort to keep it clean and properly sealed.

In very hot and dry areas, you should keep a good check on your fence to see if it is being affected by dry rot.

Whether dry or wet rot attacks your fence, the best remedy is to replace those sections as soon as possible to avoid the rot from spreading. Dry rot causes flaking and warping, as all the oils are burnt out of the wood by excessive sun, so you need to stain the wood at least once a year.

Wet rot is caused by excessive moisture, and if you live in a high rainfall area, you need to check regularly, and remove any rotting to prevent it spreading and destroying your fence.

Always keep in mind that if your fence is badly affected and needs to be replaced continually, it might be a much better option to erect a concrete wall or fence, as the maintenance is practically non-existent.

Concrete walls and fences can be stained to whichever colour you want during the manufacturing process, and will stay beautiful for many years.

Contact us at Country Wide Walling should you require more information on concrete walls and fences, repairs or the raising of your boundary wall, or if you would like a free quotation.

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Wet Fence Rot

wet rot on fenceIf you have a wooden fence, one of the things that can give you problems is rot. There are different types of rot, and you need to know which one is affecting your fence, to enable you to treat it, or to prevent it happening.

We all know that there are still some people who prefer wooden fencing to the more secure concrete or steel. It is for this reason that you need to take care of your wooden fence to prevent rot from destroying it.

Wet rot is the result of the bottom of the fence being in constant contact with moisture, and is usually accompanied by a damp smell, which is pretty unpleasant.

Wet rot can also have a black fungus growing from it Once this fungus has taken hold of the wooden fence, it is extremely unpleasant to smell, and is also spongy to the touch.

Sometimes the wood will look fine in the front where it has been treated, but the back is rotting away. The bad, musty smell is a dead give-away where wet rot is present.

bad wet rotIf the wet rot dries, the fence will generally disintegrate, and the fence will also become warped.

It is a good idea to use treated wood fencing, although will increase the cost of the fence substantially.

If you need to repair a fence with wet rot, it may be necessary to cut out or replace the badly affected sections. The wood also needs to be completely dry before it can be treated. When you use treated wood, it is far more resistant to rot, with the draw back being the costs involved.

Although a wooden fence is aesthetically pleasing, it does not supply the necessary security which is needed to protect your home and property.

There are many options in prefab concrete fencing or walling, and many equal, or even surpass the aesthetic quality of a wooden perimeter fence.

Before you make your final decision about the type of fence you would like to erect, why not take the time, and contact us at Country Wide Walling, to obtain more information about the quality, and aesthetic beauty of a good, quality, well manufactured concrete fence or wall.

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You Can’t Put a Price on Safety

concrete palisadePerimeter Fencing has many benefits, not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is also the first line of defence to keep intruders away.

If you own a business, it is important to erect good, secure walling or fencing, not only to prevent intruders, but also to stop people from illegally parking or taking shortcuts through your property.

Good security is a must nowadays. Erecting a good perimeter fence, plus security cameras, is always a good decision when considering the safety of your property, business and staff. A strong, quality perimeter fence will aid in protecting your assets.

A quality fence or wall enhances the appeal to prospective buyers too. People prefer a property to be well fenced, so that if they buy, there is no downtime while a perimeter fence is being erected.

At Country Wide Walling, we have the experience and expertise, to supply, and install the best quality precast fencing or walling, to suite your needs.

Not only can we supply the walling or fencing, but also install strong steel gates, either sliding or swing, so that you have the complete package at one go.

Brick and steel inserts 2There are many different options regarding fencing and walling, and we can supply the highest quality to meet your needs. Not only is our fencing and walling good, high quality and well made, but it is also aesthetically pleasing, and will enhance the value and visual impact of your property and business.

Whether you want precast palisade, or precast walling, we have many designs to choose from.

One of our most popular designs is a precast brick wall with devil’s fork inserts, which allows you to monitor any outside activity.

We can colour the walls during manufacture to provide a wall or fence which will remain beautiful, while providing the security you require.

Why not contact us today to speak to one of our consultants, or to request a free quotation.

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More Palisade Security Options

colourful palisadesPalisade fencing need not be off-putting to you because of aesthetic appeal.  There is always the option of good, thorny plants to plant at the base of the palisade to provide even more appeal and security.

Fire-thorn is always a good option for extra security, as nobody wants to mess with those thorns, but be careful if you have small children or animals, as the thorns can really be very mean, and cause pretty serious injury.

An English rambling rose is also good as it will give blooms annually and be beautiful to look at, even though the thorns can cause injury to anyone trying to climb the fence.

firethorn pyracantha berriesEuphorbia Milii or Crown of thorns is also a good deterrent.  It is a succulent, climbing shrub which can grow to 1.8m in height and has densely spiny stems.   The flowers are very pretty and come in red, pink or white, and up to 12mm wide, so it offers a very aesthetic appeal.

The sap, however is moderately poisonous, and causes irritation on contact with skin or eyes.  It causes severe stomach pain if ingested, as well as irritation of the throat and mouth, and vomiting.  No intruder would want to mess with this plant, as it can have serious consequences.

If you should use any of these plants to increase your security, make sure you wear goggles and thick gloves if you need to do any pruning of the shrubs.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements, our consultants will gladly assist you, or request a free quotation.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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