Stain or Paint? Ideas to Help Brighten Your Fence & Deck

Stain or Paint? Ideas to Help Brighten Your Fence & Deck

Jun 18 2021

How about a few ideas to help brighten the fence and deck? It is the time of year to take a look outside and to see what is possible. Taking care of the fence and deck should be priority number one. Should you stain or paint the deck or fence? What are the advantages of the two? Paint can add a spot of color, while a new stain can bring out the beauty of the grain.

At Fence Armor®, we get a lot of clients looking to brighten the fence and deck areas. Unfortunately, the winter can be long and hard. It takes a lot from the fence and deck, and spring is the time to do the maintenance.

Protecting your fence and deck is essential, part of making your garden a great place for the family. When the summer comes, they want a welcoming spot to sit and relax.

Included on any list of ideas to help brighten the fence and deck are:

  • A bold paint color can brighten the fence and deck area
  • Stain and seal the fence and deck for extra protection
  • Fence finials always catch the eye
  • Plants and garden furniture add your touch
  • Stain or paint the fence and deck?

Let’s take a closer look at each point.

A bold paint color can brighten the fence and deck area

To brighten the fence and deck area, you may need to step outside your comfort zone. If you are tired of that gray or unpainted look, then take a leap into the bright side.

A vibrant yellow paint will make the deck stand out from the house. Match the fence to the color scheme, and you will have a wonderful, colorful yard.

White may be a traditional color, but it can still make a statement. The crisp lines of a white fence and deck always give off a New England vibe on a summer evening.

Red comes in many shades, and a subtle one can match the flowers and leaves in the garden. Why not paint the window frames a matching red for a bold statement of color?

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Stain and seal the wood for extra protection

Wood will always take a coat of stain.

Depending on the quality of wood and the age of it, you may need to stain annually. Older wood dries out quickly during a warm summer and may require a coat of stain before the winter.

The good news is a coat of stain will brighten the fence and deck area. What was just a wooden structure is now a welcoming place again. The old fence will look like new and will add curb value. Often people think they need a new fence when just a coat of a quality stain brings it back to life.

An annual coat of stain will seal the wood and save you money in replacement costs. We stock Stain & Seal Experts products because of the quality they bring to the garden.

The protection adds extra years of life to the deck and fence.

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Fence finials always catch the eye

Take a look at the fence in your yard or the one running around the edges of the deck. Could they do with a bit of decoration, something to brighten the fence and deck?

Why not start with a set of fence post caps? The easy-to-fit assembly we designed means the caps stay in place and protect the fence while looking good. Made of American steel, the fence and deck post caps will not rust or deteriorate while protecting the wood.

Our range of fence finials should go a long way towards adding a spot of style to the fence and deck. The line includes the Fleur de Lis design as well as the ever-popular Texas Star Lasso. All finials are easy to fit to the fence post caps, and you can remove them if moving home.

fence finials

Plants and garden furniture add your touch

Garden furniture has many uses. The kids can hang out during the day, playing games and keeping in touch on their phones. Place the table near the house, and you can keep an eye on them too.

In the evening the family can eat out or have a barbecue around the tables and chairs. We know of people who never used their deck until they invested in garden furniture. Now they spend all day on the bright, welcoming sun chairs and loungers eating and drinking until the sun goes down.  Quality, colorful garden furniture will always brighten the fence and deck area.

Adding plants always brightens up a drab spot. The green will keep you going through the winter, while the flowers bring color in spring and summer.

Garden furniture

Stain or paint the fence and deck?

Make your mind-up time.

There are advantages with both methods to brighten the fence and deck.

Stain is a more budget-friendly option with typical prices starting around $20 a gallon. Exterior paint begins at the $30 mark. There is also the natural wood look, which comes out with a coat of stain. If the wood is of high enough quality, then you will want to show it off.

Paint lasts longer and is easier to maintain. A paint job may last years with only the need to do a touch-up here and there. Some wood needs staining every year.

You get more variety with paint, and if you want to add a different color to the garden, then paint may be the only option.

Stain or paint may be a personal choice in the end.

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At Fence Armor® we can help with your plans to brighten the fence and deck. Our experts can give you the options on stain or paint. Our experience will work in your favor. Call us today for all your fence and deck protection needs.

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