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Outdoor area with grey couch, timber wall and artificial hedging.
Rather than staring at a plain or weathered looking old fence, why not give it a quick D.I.Y. makeover? Here are some super easy ways to give your fence a freshen up, without even picking up a paint brush.

Add some hedging for privacy

If you like the look of a lush green hedge, but you don't want the upkeep (or the water bills), why not cover your fence with an instant privacy hedge. It looks just like the real thing and comes in large square tiles that clip together easily, creating a seamless green cover. Check out our range of Un-Real Heding for more.

Artificial hedging on a fence.

Dress your fence with screen panels

Another way you can dress up your fence is with timber, aluminium or bamboo fence screening panels. They not only look great but they add some privacy to your outdoor space and you'd be surprised how easy they are to install. If you want some help working out which one's best for you, check out our article on how to choose the right screen.

Timber screening panels on a fence.

The finishing touch

Once your screen is up, you'll find it becomes a far more inviting space. You might like to add some outdoor furniture or some potted plants to complete the look.

Outdoor entertaining area featuring timber panelled sceens, artifical hedging, outdoor furniture and pot plants.

More ways to freshen up your outdoors

Check out some more great ways to freshen up your outdoors or pop in to your local Bunnings.

 

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.