If you have a wood fence. it's a beautiful thing but over time the elements wear it down and you may have even scratched it with a lawn mower or snow shovel. Either way, eventually it needs to be repainted and as with most projects around the house, this one is easy to do yourself and low cost.

Besides good weather, this is what you'll need: paint, possibly primer, a good brush, a roller (choose the size depending on the fence), a roller extension, cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, a pale with soap and warm water, a couple of rags), sandpaper, scraper, maybe a kneeling pad.

Now, before you start painting you have to make sure the fence is clean. Here are some suggestions:

* Remove any grass, shrubbery, and seeds from the fence.
* Wash off dust with warm water plus little detergent.
* If the fence touches any parts of the house you may want to separate the edges with painter's tape.
* It's a good idea to have some cardboard or thin sheets of wood handy to slip under the fence so you don't get the brush dirty from the ground when painting the underneath. It will also help block any branches that may still be in the way.

While you are cleaning, inspect the fence for other problems:
* Is any paint chipping? If so you'll need to do the following. Scrape off the old paint and sand the edges a little to smoothen them out. If the wood is bare you may need to add a little primer on the spot. If so, let the primer spots dry before moving on to the real paint.

* Loose planks? If you find parts of the fence are seriously beginning to wear you may need to nail them back or replace the piece.

* Termites: They show up when you least expect it. If you find signs of them replace those planks too.

Painting:
Ok; you've made it to the real part of the job. Don't worry if it took a while to get here. It's better to have the fence ready and free of all other obstacles than having to stop painting in the middle because of one of the above issues

1. Blend the paint to ensure its every one of the one shading and not clumpy 

2. Pour your paint in the roller skillet at the base. 

3. Take your roller, plunge it in the plate, and start starting from the top. Perhaps utilize the brush for the top open grain. In the event that you hit those spots first, you can evacuate any trickling as you advance down. 

* NOTE: If your fence has a board and after that opening and afterward another board (your standard wood fence), it's a smart thought to do one board at any given moment, however, do the fence in segments. For a moment do a column of one frontal agree with one edge and after that returned and do the other when it's dry.