A Backyard Fence Makeover in Under Four Hours
Posted By
Sarah Sanders
/
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Cost
Medium
Experience
Newbie
Time
Fast
Materials Needed: 
  • HomeRight Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer
  • Extension cord to suit your project
  • Two 5 gallon buckets for priming the machine beforehand
  • Sufficient paint for your fence
Before 
After 

Project Steps

Intro

Wood fences are a much more economically friendly option for fencing vs. the costlier vinyl options. However, they do require some maintenance every few years. While such fencing used to take an entire weekend (or longer) for maintenance, now it can be done in one afternoon. 

Friends of ours have a 6 foot tall privacy fence surrounding their backyard where their four small children play. Approximately 225 feet of fence means many hours - days, even - of treating it with paint or stain. When I saw their fence needed some freshening up, I offered to give it a facelift for them. I already loved the HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer and I was thrilled to be able to put the Power-Flo Pro 2800 to the test for this project.

Step 1

My husband and I were in such a hurry to get started painting, I failed to photograph the steps we followed to prepare the Power-Flo Pro for use. We followed the instructions in this video and it worked like a charm.

After priming, we jumped right in to painting. The paint our homeowner friends chose wasn't available in a 5 gallon bucket, but even using one gallon pails, the paint went far and I was surprised at how little waste there was. 

The roller you see in the photo was used to roll/press the paint into the fence for added adhesion, since the wood of the fence was not as smooth as other surfaces might be. The results were worth it.

Step 2

The spraying went fast. Not having to stop and refill the paint reservoir (like on the smaller sprayers) saved us SO much time. 

Sidenote: despite the paint appearing somewhat creamy-yellow-colored while wet, it dried to a beautiful light grey.

Step 3

Even with the supports and cross bars on the inside of the fence, my husband and I had the entire fence DONE in 3.5 hours - and honestly, we would have been done even faster if we hadn't had to stop and run to the store for one last gallon of paint (we were so close!).

Without that interruption, I bet we would have been done in 3 hours. Neither of us could believe we had the entire fence done in such a short amount of time!

Step 4

I should note that the opposite side of the back fence, facing the wooded area behind, we did not paint. It was so heavily wooded that we didn't venture into the brush to attempt the back side. Note that if your fence has no obstacles, it will take a little more time. Even so, you'll have an average fence done in one afternoon. 

Step 5

The Power-Flo Pro is worth its weight in gold for all the time saved, the back breaking hours you don't have to invest, and the hours you can instead spend doing other things. And the four cute kids who live here? Well, now they've got more time with Mom and Dad since there's one more project checked off their summer to-do list.

For more home improvement inspiration, head to the 1915 House blog or read more about this project here. 

How to paint a fence in under four hours by using the power flo pro 2800 c800879 airless paint sprayer from homeright

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