Last week painting and decorating services Wirral were commissioned to pressure clean and treat, fences, decking, furniture, pathways at a house in Bromborough on the Wirral, the job was a three day project from start to finish.

Fence Deck Path Furniture pressure washed and painted Wirral

Firstly the fences were pressure washed and the wood was conditioned and treated before paint was applied to the panels, the decking wash pressure cleaned, sealed and painted, the wood furniture was pressure cleaned, the wood treated and then painted. Our skilled staff know exactly what pressure to use on the pressure washer, so there’s no damages to the wood or concrete, flag pathways etc.

Is you fence needing restoration, repairs, repainting, installing, Painting Decorating Wirral specialise in fences, decks, sheds, paths, driveways here on the Wirral, if your looking for repair, painting, adding new fences, a deck, or just a good old make over, then contact us for your free quote and site survey.

Your fence is an important part of your home. It provides security, privacy, and with proper care—a great deal of curb appeal. Once you have invested in a fence, routine maintenance can keep it strong and looking good for years. By maintaining the finish, you will be preventing damage from rot and insects and helping to slow decomposition.

Fence Deck Path Furniture pressure washed and painted Wirral

Fence Deck Path Furniture pressure washed and painted WirralThe panels were in pretty rough shape, needing some repairs, wood replacement, a few new panels, glue and screws, this is a normal part of our service to repair the fences before we get underway with the final painting, tighten loose panels between the posts that are rattling during windy times.

The concrete posts and bases get a good pressure cleaning also, and they look like new when done, they are also checked for looseness and damages and are taken care of if they have a problem.

 

 

 

Its hard for you too imagine how your fences, deck and paths will clean up with a good pressure cleaning, painting and sealing, so here are a few pictures from a job in Bromborough on the Wirral, get your Free quote and site survey Today! Contact us one of our staff will be happy to set up an appointment, that suits you, day or evening, even weekends if that suits you, our customers come first.

How Often to Paint Your Fence

Where fences are concerned, moisture is the enemy. Proper staining or painting creates a barrier that prevents moisture from doing damage to the wood. How often to paint or stain your fence is largely determined by the weather in your region. In particularly rainy regions you may need to do it more frequently, while arid regions may require less frequent maintenance. Many experts recommend every 2-3 years, but a better way to determine your need is to check for beading. On a stained and sealed fence, if water no longer beads up on the surface, but instead soaks in, it may be time for maintenance. Check painted surfaces for cracks, chips and wear.

Before we do any painting to the fences, we mask of the posts with a wide tape, and put plastic under the fence, to stop any paint going on the concrete bases, we put drop cloths on the floor, to protect the stones, concrete or pathway, we are meticulous in our work, clean, reliable and professional, that is why our customers have happy stories to tell about our work.

Fence Deck Path Furniture pressure washed and painted Wirral

Types of Paint/Stain to Use

There is some debate on whether to paint or stain a fence. Either choice will provide protection from the elements, insects and normal wear to extend the life of your fence. While this is a personal choice, there are some things to consider:
  • Painting a fence can be less expensive, but may require more frequent maintenance depending on your region and the quality of paint used. Painting will also require some additional preparation before re-painting.
  • Staining can be more expensive initially. The stain may cost less per gallon than paint, but you may need more of it to complete the job. On the other hand, stain absorbs into the wood better than paint. Instead of chipping and peeling like paint, the color will just fade away over time.If you are concerned about color, stain now comes in a variety of color and opacity options.

Before You Begin

  • Plan for any help in advance—working with a friend or neighbor will make the process faster and more manageable.
  • Research your paint or stain choice ensure it is high-quality for a long-lasting finish and consider how the paint or stain color will look as the fence weathers.
  • Budget your job and determine your needs for tools and materials.
  • Make necessary repairs and prepare the work area for painting/staining.
  • Check the weather forecast for optimal time period to complete the project. It is best to work on your fence when temperatures are between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity is low to moderate. Do not paint when precipitation is in the immediate forecast or expected within the time necessary for drying. Avoid painting your fence on windy days to prevent paint drifting into unwanted areas.
  • Plan to complete the job within a specified time frame, including drying times.
  • In addition to maintaining the seal on your wood fence, be sure to keep moisture away from the surface by having the wood slightly above grass level, keeping grass trimmed and bushes and ivy out of direct contact.
  • Always use gloves and a face mask when sanding and working with toxic chemicals.

Ready, Set, Paint!

Ready to breathe new life into your old fence?  Contact us for your Free quote and site survey Today!

 

People ask us:

How do you stain a fence?
Before applying the stain, be sure the fence is dry. Allow at least 24 hours. If it’s cool and humid, allow another 24 hours. Use a paint roller with a “medium nap” cover to apply a soaking coat to the wood. Painting Decorating Services Wirral use a combination of brushes, naps and a sprayer, giving us the best finish we can achieve, with the perfect amount of absorption to seal the wood and cover it evenly with paint. 
How do you paint a fence?
  1. Paint and Protect Your Fence. Painting or staining your fence is the key to extending its life. …
  2. You Will Need. …
  3. Remove the Old Coating. …
  4. Prepare the Surface. …
  5. Rinse. …
  6. Clean the Fence. …
  7. Mark the Painting Area. …
  8. Protect Your Lawn and Garden.
How often do you stain wood fence?
Start by thoroughly cleaning the fence or deck using a specially formulated fenceor deck cleaner following the manufacturer’s directions. Allow the cleaner to remain on the wood the recommended time (usually 15-20 minutes). Scrub the wood with a long handled scrub brush, or use a power pressure washer.
How do I remove green algae from my fence?
  1. The safest way to clean a wooden fence is using strictly water and a scrub brush or pressure washer. …
  2. If water isn’t enough to remove the moss try mixing a solution of ½ cup of vinegar per gallon of water. …
  3. Finally, if none of the above methods work you can try a strong solution such as simple green.
How do you stain a wooden fence?
Applying the Stain. If the weather is still dry, begin staining your clean fence. Using the pad, brush or roller, dip it into the wood stain then apply it to your fence in an event coat, working your way from one fence board to the next.
How do you spray paint a fence?
  1. Prepare the surface of the picket fence for painting. Begin by washing down your fence with a high-pressure water cleaner to remove any flaking paint and surface grime. …
  2. Prepare to spray the picket fence. For paint to work with a spray gun, it needs to be slightly diluted. …
  3. Spray paint the pickets on the fence.
How long do you have to wait to stain a deck after power washing?
Average Drying Time. As a general rule, 48 hours is sufficient drying time for a newly washed deck. But this also assumes optimal drying conditions, such as a sun-facing deck. If you are on the shadow side of the home where little to no sunlight reaches, wait at least 72 hours before applying any stain or sealer.
How do I paint my shed?
Paint your shed. Once the primer is dry, apply the first coat of paint – in dry conditions, above 5°C. Use a long-nap roller to spread the paint with the grain of the wood. Slowly move around the shed until every wall is covered, then wait for the first coat of paint to dry completely.

Fence Deck Path Furniture pressure washed and painted Wirral