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Most new fence panels come ready treated with a wood colour which can be anything from light golden to dark brown. Over a period of time this will fade, usually to an unobtrusive shade of grey. To maintain the original appearance and to protect your fence from the elements, you can treat it with a wood colour or preservative. You will be able to restore it to the original colour, change it to another wood tone or go for something completely different.
Today’s advanced water-based wood treatments are easy to use and give an excellent level of protection on the surface of the wood. They are ideal on pressure-treated (sometimes referred to as tantalised) timber which is given a long-lasting preservative treatment during the manufacturing process. A water-based wood treatment applied regularly can maintain or change the colour of the fence and protects for up to five years.View all Garden Timbercare & Wood Preservatives
Wickes Shed & Fence timbercare range is resistant to fading and provides long-lasting protection against sun and rain damage.
Ronseal Fence Life dries quickly and protects from the sun and weather in just one coat.
Changing the colour of your fence can transform the overall look of your outdoor space. Use the following guide to help you make the right choice:
Soft stone shades work well with plants, enhancing both foliage and the colours of flowers. They also suit contemporary and minimalist designs. Dark hues can contrast with colours to beautiful effect such as a yellow climbing rose against soft black fencing.
|The most popular natural wood colours|
|Dark Brown||Ronseal Fencelife Dark Oak
Cuprinol Ducksback Harvest Brown
Wickes Shed & Fence - Chestnut Brown
|Perfect for a traditional look.
Perfect for a rustic effect and where a dark unobtrusive background is required.
|Warm red wood tones||Ronseal Fencelife Red Cedar
Cuprinol Ducksback Rich Cedar
Wickes Shed & Fence and Shed & Fence Autumn Cedar
|For a more defined and noticeable fence.
This works well with dark evergreens and traditional red brick houses.
|Light oak tones||Ronseal Fencelife Harvest Gold
Cuprinol Ducksback Autumn Gold
Wickes Shed & Fence Red Cedar
|Works best with Cotswold paving and golden stone chipping.
Closest match to new fence panels and a good choice for preserving the original colour.
|Combine wood protection with appealing different colours while still showcasing the natural grain of the wood.|
When you’ve painted your fence, make the most of it as a backdrop to your garden. Foliage shrubs such as variegated plants (a plant which has different zones of colour on the leaves) or climbers planted against fencing in complementary or contrasting hues look particularly effective.