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Four Ideas for Adding Colour to Your Fence

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If you want a colorful fence, there are lots of different things you can do. You can modify your existing fence either permanently or semi-permanently, or you can buy a colourful fence. To get inspiration for your next outdoor project, check out this list of ideas.

1. Paint

If you want to add colour to an existing fence, paint may be the easiest option. Paint adheres perfectly well to old wood privacy fences or picket fences. Just remember to scrape off the old paint so the new paint sticks. You may also want to sand the wood to create a smoother surface. If you have a metal fence, you can paint that as well — make sure to buy paint designed for use on metal.

2. Privacy Strips

Unfortunately, painting a chainlink fence can be challenging. Even if you get paint across the posts and the bars along the top and bottom of the fence, it's hard to paint the small bits of metal in the middle of the fence easily. In these cases, you may want to opt for privacy strips. These are long pieces of weather resistant vinyl that you weave through your cyclone fencing.

If you like, you can even make your own colourful privacy strips. For a semi-permanent effect, you can rip up old sheets and weave them through the fence. Alternatively, for a longer lasting effect, buy sheets of flexible vinyl or find old vinyl tablecloths in neat patterns, cut them up, and put them through your fence.

3. Vining Plants

Alternatively, take a natural approach to colouring your fence, and plant climbing vines next to it. You can start vines in the ground along the perimetre of the fence or in pots along the base of the fence. Then, as the sprouts peak forth, gently lead the tendrils over to your fence so they can start climbing it. This works on both solid wood and lattice-style metal fences. Hardenbergia violacea is an adaptable option with pink, purple, or white flowers. If you like light reds, consider coral peas or check out pandorea jasminoides for a splash of purple.

4. Colorbond Fencing Supplies

If you're in the market for a new fence, you can combine any of the above ideas with your new fence. Alternatively, you may just want to go with a company such as Colorbond fencing. You can get almost any colour in a solid metal fence panel. You can even match your fences to your roof tiles for a fully coordinated and colorful look.