I am Plutonium Paint‘s brand ambassador. I am compensated to represent them, but all the opinions in this article are 100% my own.
Most of our yard is fenced in by chain link fence bordered by trees and bushes, but there is a small stretch of picket fence between our garage and the neighbors’ fence. The paint on the fence was looking pretty janky, so I started to research our options. After a few hours of searching, I had come to one conclusion: new fencing is expensive. I don’t know how people afford to fence in their yards!
Since there wasn’t any budge in the budget for a new stretch of fence, I began thinking about how to improve the fence we had. I knew it needed to be painted, but the thought of squatting in front of our fence all day, Tom Sawyer style, wasn’t too appealing to me. Then I remembered how fantastic Plutonium Paint is for outdoor projects. It is mold and mildew resistant, and it protects from UV rays. As it turns out, spray painting a fence is a project that anyone can do – especially if you choose to use Plutonium.
Before I got to painting, I had to prep the fence. I gave the whole fence a good brushing with a wire brush to knock off any loose or chipping paint. I didn’t bother sanding the whole fence because I was fine with the fence not looking brand new.
All in all the fence wasn’t in bad structural shape, but there were some screws that needed replacing and gate hardware that needed tightening. My dad helped take care of that for me.
Once the fence was prepped and ready, I got spraying. I laid a piece of cardboard under the fence, or along the house or neighbor’s fence, to catch any overspray. With Plutonium Paint, there wasn’t much overspray to worry about. Plutonium goes where you put it.
I was not sure if I would need to double coat the fence since the wood was so worn. In this picture you can see that one coat of Plutonium Polar made a huge difference in the appearance of the fence. I ended up painting one coat over the whole fence, and then touching up any areas that needed a bit more coverage.
Because Plutonium sprays from any angle, I was able to paint the whole fence from a standing position. No squatting, crawling, or twisting to reach all the curves and edges. I would, however, have to take breaks every now and then to keep my forearm from cramping up!
I also didn’t have to worry about impending rainstorms when I was painting the fence, since Plutonium dries so quickly. The paint dries in 3-5 minutes and then it is weather-proof!
I am always surprised what a fresh coat of paint can do for parts of our home. The bright white fence looks so much cleaner and fresher than the chippy cream-colored finish we had been living with.