Sunday, 27 September 2009

Painting the fence

One of the big advantages of owning a home rather than renting is that you can paint anything you like without needing permission. (Of course, the downside is that you have to pay for it too...) So, last weekend we did just that.

Here is the before shot. This fenceline was crowded with shrubbery which blocked out a lot of light, so we cut that back several months ago. That only left approximately 18 square metres of corrugated iron to paint...

I chipped off some samples of green paint from the fence that was already painted, and we took it to the paint shop to match. The colour we chose was as close as possible, and it looked fine... until the sun shone on it! Then I realised that the colour we'd chosen (a lovely deep, blue-based bottle green) was completely different to the previous colour (brown-based, more of a khaki green). But only when the sun shines directly on it - in the shade, they both look extremely similar.

There was a little bit of paint left, so I painted over the old paint. I ran out just before I got to the end, but at least it's not so obvious now. I'm very happy with the way the fence looks - it freshens the whole back yard up. And now all that's left is to fill the border garden with my summer vegetables.


  1. Can you please tell me the name of this paint colour? Thanks.

    1. It was Dulux Karaka, however it got mixed a bit wrong at Bunnings and turned out a bit more of a blue green than a brown green.

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