The Best Paint Types for a Picket Fence

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A traditional picket fence made of wood needs regular maintenance to keep a tidy appearance. This means it needs a fresh coat of the right paint for the job every few years. Keep any leftover paint tightly sealed in the can, for quick touch-ups between paint jobs.

Liquid Fence Rubberized Coating

  • Liquid fence rubberized coating is a good choice for painting a picket fence. This "paint" is actually a rubberized thermoplastic coating fortified with UV inhibitors. It is specially made to paint farm structures: barns, metal sheds and fences. It can be applied by sprayer, roller or brush, and it is incredibly chip resistant.

Water-Based Paint

  • Water-based acrylic or latex exterior paint is another solid choice for exterior work such as fence painting. A water-based paint is flexible and expands and contracts with changing weather conditions. It also dries in as little as one hour, much quicker than oil-based paints, giving less time for dust and debris to blow onto the fence and get trapped in the paint.

Oil-Based Exterior Paint

  • Oil-based exterior paint has its place when it comes to painting a fence. It offers stain-blocking properties and has superior adhesion when compared to water-based paint. This makes it better for painting a fence that was once stained, has a chalky surface, or if the wood is still bleeding sap.

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