Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fence Complete!!!

TADA!   A NEW FENCE!
The fork has been stabbed into this project...the fence is soo complete!   We finished staining and adding capers this week and I have to say things look pretty dang good!
If you are eager to see progress pictures on the fence building here are the links to
But today we are gunna talk about my new best friend...the paint gun!
For staining the fence we choose the BEHR Ceder Transparent stain from Home Depot.  It is the least "tinted" stain...but really is does have a slight reddish hue.  
The first thing we had to do before getting our painting on...was to pressure was the part of the fence that was not new (if you look at the picture above...that would be the entire left side).  And I'm about to share a major learning moment with you all...pressure washing is NOT a DIY job!   Just hire that out.   For washing a fence you absolutely need the more powerful pressure washer 2700psi, so we went to Home depot to rent that bad boy which cost $75 for 4 hours and about $120 for the whole day.   Then we got started and quickly realized that to get all the dirt and grime off it would take minimum the ENTIRE DAY. Your body would be numb from the vibrations!   We just gave up for reals.   Then I called my roof washing guy...and guess what he charges $0.75 per plank.   OMG it only cost us $100 to hire it out and it took them 3 hours!  So we definitely had and expensive learning moment (you know home depot charged us for the 4 hours).
But the fence was clean and ready for paint...and Christmas came early for this girl (thanks Dad) we now own a beautiful new paint gun!
We used 9 gallons of stain for the close to 300 feet of fence (200 of that was the new fence). 
and when you are applying 9 gallons of paint...a paint gun is essential!
Check it out a picture of me actually working.   Prepare yourself for some real hotness...who loves my protective wear, gloves and a mask!   We saved so much time with this gun.  Painting the whole fence probably only took 6ish hours.   For 300 feet of fence...that is amazing!
So here are the before and afters....my favorite part!
and now the side fence!


So happy to have this project complete because that means I get to start on the new Den upgrades!!!
 

5 comments:

  1. That stain looks great! I bet you are so glad to finally be done. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Julie! SOOOO Glad to have this project complete!!!
      -Katie

      Delete
  2. I love looking at the before and after pictures (the after picture wow! looks great with the stain) new look! :-)
    9 gallons of paint, wow! that's a lot, at least you guys had the spray paint gun! :-) 6 hours for the entire fence not that bad! & yes, like your outfit too! :-) ha!ha! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha so glad someone liked that outfit! Typically I have my husbands tube socks on too to help ease my spider fears!!! And yes..I think I'm addicted to before and after shots...I just love the transformation!
      -katie

      Delete
  3. Looks great! You did a huge job and saved, saved, saved!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for posting your comments or questions! Do not be fooled, I read every single one and will respond soon!
-Katie