I am not very patient. I don’t like waiting for the things I want. And I wanted my fence to look like old barnwood. We installed it several years ago and I had hoped it would naturally weather on its own by now. I finally got sick of waiting so I put my HomeRight Finish Max to good use again and stained that now two toned eye sore of a fence to a calming grey. I first fell in love with this sprayer when I painted my brother’s basement and it did not disappoint when I pulled it out for my fence.
The fence slats have started to fade but they have not at all started to grey. This is probably the only time I have wished the aging process would speed up ;)
I actually did the same thing for this fence as I did for my Secret Garden fence. I used watered down exterior paint as my “stain”. I only want it to be the painted grey long enough for the actual aged grey to occur. I am hoping by the time the paint fades, that it will have that rustic weathered look.
I filled my sprayer with the watered down paint and got my trusty paper towels. I always have paper towels on hand for DIY projects. I thought I may need them since the paint was so watered sown ( about the consistency of stain) in case I sprayed too close and there were runs.
Now I realize it was probably over kill to wear the safety glasses and mask since it was water based. In fact, when I was done, there wasn’t any of the paint/stain on either of the two.
In this picture you can see that the horizontal boards did weather but the slats didn’t. I tried to match the color as best I could.
And what is a project without a before and after picture?
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