Disguise an Ugly Fence

8 Ways to Disguise an Ugly Fence

July 20, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

There is no question about it; some types of fencing are just plain ugly. If you are stuck with an ugly fence there are some things you can do about it that don’t cost the earth, so don’t despair. You don’t always need to get fencing contractors in to change it and sometime you can’t, if the place is a rental.

Here are 8 tips to disguise a fence you hate.

  • Paint it. If the fence is made from steel panels, make sure the paint you choose is suitable for it. Sometimes you have to put on a special undercoat, but it is worth doing well, otherwise the paint might just peel off in a few months, making the fence look even uglier. If the fence is made from timber, painting will also be necessary to protect it from getting wet and rotting. You might want to go for white, because a white picket fence is traditional and it goes with every other colour. But if you want something a little different, why not choose another colour, or a combination of colours?

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Shade Sail

How to Maintain Your Shade Sail

July 8, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

Adding shade sails to your property has many advantages, but just like anything else, they last longer and look better if you do some maintenance on them. This is not difficult and it will make a big difference to the look of the sail as well as ensuring it remains in great condition for longer.

Sometimes, no matter how carefully the sail is positioned, sticks, leaves and dirt seem to stick on the top of it. Add dew or rain showers and it soon becomes a dark stain that should be washed off. However, it can’t be removed from the bottom side, so how can this be done?

The best way is the undo the tensioning chain and take it all down. This is not as difficult as it sounds as it is made to take down when necessary. Once the sail is down, you need to treat it with care to ensure it is not damaged in any way. Lift it to a clean spot, either on the lawn or a concrete driveway. Don’t fold it up as creasing it will damage the finish.

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