How To Choose Fence Paint Colours

At Promain we are passionate about paint, and some of us in the office get incredibly excited by the possibility of painting in the brightest colours possible! Though everyone has different tastes, we would like to introduce our extensive range of shed and fence paint colours and of course the products they are available in!

Fence Paint Colour Ideas

Maybe you are looking to evoke fun into your garden or bring the sunshine in this summer? Wooden garden fence paint is an instant way to reinvent your outdoor space. Maybe you have painted your wooden fence before and were unhappy with the longevity of the finish? Promain provide only the best quality fence paint available. Below we have picked out the most popular UK garden landscaping styles and the best fence paint for your garden.

Traditional Fence Paint Colours

If you are looking for a quintessential English country garden, subtle natural fence paint colours like sage, English reds, soft whites or chalky tones can help enhance the beauty of your space.

What Colour Fence Paint Makes the Garden Look Bigger?

If you’ve been thinking about painting your fence and would like it to help make your garden area bigger, there are a number of ways you can make your garden look more spacious. This involves light and cool colours and shades, eggshell and satin finishes will also help to create the appearance of more space, another colour to consider is a light taupe shade, this can also help to brighten up the space. Even painting your fence white can still create a neutral feel, this will provide a light space. Generally light colours and pastel shades are going to be the eBay option, these colours are reflective and will provide a more spacious look.

Some people choose to paint their fences lighter shades of pink, this can make your garden or outdoor space look bigger especially in the light coming from the sunshine. Neutral tones including beige, sand and ivory are also great options, as well as white or a light grey. As well as looking spacious these tones can look expensive and elegant. Classic colours like light blue can also provide the feeling of depth, calming colours are also useful as they will blue the boundaries of your garden, making it feel bigger.

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Owatrol Shed and Fence PaintOwatrol Shed and Fence Paint comes in a wide range of stock opaque traditional fence paint tones. As one of our most popular fence paints, we would really recommend this product. Also, if you are looking to paint your decking with a contrasting shade, this durable product can withstand foot traffic.

Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint provides a matt finish to exterior wood surfaces. With the correct application method and process, Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint is guaranteed against flaking for between 5 and 15 years.

Contemporary Fence Paint Colours

For customers looking to bring Zen into their gardens, we would suggest the cleanliness of white, black or grey fence paint. With minimal fence paint colours such as these, your gardens foliage will pop against the clean backdrop.

What Colour Fence for a Small Garden?

If you have a smaller garden and you’re looking to paint your fence, we advise using warmer and darker colours, these can help to make your outdoor area or garden feel smaller and much more intimate. Some colours we advise to avoid when it comes to painting your fence, this includes browns, greys, purple navy and black fence paint and stain, however when including a dark coloured fence into your garden space, it can be a great contrast to plants.

When it comes to fence panels, pale wood finishes are quite a popular and a modern choice, they are also great for smaller areas, some people find that including a feature mirror is a great decorative piece and also good for creating more space. Wood finish panels are also good for low maintenance, they won’t require half as much painting and maintenance. You could also continue the fence theme onto garden decking, a great way to make a small garden look bigger.

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fence paint coloursFor a soft, satin finish, we would recommend the use of Zinsser Allcoat Exterior. This water based fence paint is tintable to a range of shades. If you are looking for a modern anthracite grey or similar anything is possible. We would suggest taking a look at RAL 7035 as a popular lighter tone.

Zinsser Allcoat Exterior is a high quality, versatile product designed for application to all external surfaces, and offering up to 8 years of protection from weathering and water damage. On top of this, Zinsser Allcoat Exterior contains a biocide to protect the dried coating against fungal degradation, and being self priming there is no need to purchase a separate primer.

For further inspiration, take a look at the always gorgeous gardens on Houzz here.

Beach Hut Style Fence Paint Colours

If you are looking to bring the beach into your garden, why not go the whole hog with a beach hut shed renovation. With a coastal theme in your garden your paint can be as subtle or as outrageous as you desire!

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Bedec MSP fence paint coloursAs beach huts tend to have intense solid colours, we would recommend Bedec Multi Surface Paint for this project. Available with a range of bold stock colours, this paint benefits from being quick drying. It can also be used on a variety of substrates and furniture. The quality of this paint is unrivalled, especially against Ronseal fence paint or Cuprinol fence paint alternatives.

If however you have specific RAL, BS or another popular paint companies colour, we can tint Bedec MSP to a colour shade of your choosing.

Schools & Play Area Fencing

If you have a school playground or a communal area that needs revamping, Promain provide a range of products suitable for play areas. Promain also supply a range of thermoplastic playground graphics to further enhance a playground.

Any of the aforementioned paints would be ideal for a playground environment. You may however want a paint that is suitable for a different range of substrates. Our technical team regularly are quite hands on with architects. We work closely with them to discuss suitable options for commercial projects. If you would like to find out more about what Promain can supply for playgrounds and schools, contact our technical team via our contact form here.

How to Keep Your Fence Natural Colour?

Whether you have painted your fence or you need a fence oil to help preserve and protect the fence, there are a number of ways where you can keep it looking natural. There are a number of fencing and decking oils available that will help preserve the fence colour, or you may choose to paint your fence but use a more natural fence paint colour. From browns to natural shades, it’s easy to keep your fence a more natural colour with paint.

Coloured Fence 1Want to see more of our shed and fence paints? Click here to view our web shop category.

Sheds and fences are often overlooked in peoples outside space. Hopefully we have inspired you to be brave in your own garden! If you would like any further information in regards fence paint colours, contact our technical team on 01462 421333.

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