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?