How to dress up a fence

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.

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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.

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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 is best for you, check out our article on how to choose the right screen.

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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.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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