How to fix a fence paling

DIYMATT36Ccropped
View the video

How to fix a fence paling

View the video
×

More D.I.Y. Advice

Persons nailing in palings 00:48

Gates & Fencing How to build a fence Find out everything you need and the two important things you must check before you start building a fence.

Person securing horizontal rails 07:06

Gates & Fencing How to build a gate We show you how easy it can be to add extra privacy, security and street appeal to your home simply by building a wooden gate.

garden screen

Gates & Fencing How to choose a garden screen An outdoor screen is the ultimate concealer. You may want to hide something in your garden, add some privacy to an area or create an eye-catching feature. No matter what you want to do, there are a few options to consider.

Man installing gate catch plate 03:25

Gates & Fencing How to fit a ring gate latch A ring latch is a simple way to keep a garden gate closed. Learn the basic steps for installing one yourself.

Person installing the wider palings 01:22

Gates & Fencing How to install fence palings Enjoy the privacy of an easy to build paling fence. This video will show you how to install evenly spaced palings in no time.

Man painting a timber fence green using a spray gun 02:49

Gates & Fencing How to spray paint a picket fence Spray painting is a fast and efficient way to paint a fence. We’ll teach you the techniques to do the job properly.

Person measuring distance between post 04:18

Gates & Fencing How to install colorbond fence panels Once you’ve set up the posts and frame for a Colorbond fence, it’s time to attach the infill sheets. Follow our step-by-step guide and we’ll show you how.

Man attaching the bamboo screen to the fence 03:14

Gates & Fencing How to install bamboo screening A bamboo fence is a great way to add some privacy or even just hide an ugly fence. Watch our step by step guide and we’ll show you how to install one.

Project Overview

Replacing old or broken palings on your fence is an easy D.I.Y. job that anyone can do. For a small investment of time and money, you can make your fence structurally sound again. Plus it will help keep your home looking neat and tidy. This video shows you everything you need to know to get the job done. Continue to step-by-step instructions
Time Required

Quick Fix

Quick Fix

A quick fix project usually takes around 1-2 hours

 

Step by Step Instructions

1 Remove old or broken fence palings
2 Measure and cut your new palings
3 Nail the new palings onto the fence
  • Step 1. Remove old or broken fence palings

    Starting at the base of the paling, use your wrecking bar or ‘jemmy’ to pry the board off the horizontal rail. Because the timber is a soft wood, the paling should come off without much effort. Work your way up the board, prying the paling away as you go. Once the paling is removed, use a claw hammer to remove any nails that didn’t come off with the board.
  • Step 2. Measure and cut your new palings

    Measure and mark up your timber to length. Use a circular saw to trim the timber. To get a cleaner cut, start with the blade slightly away from your timber, wait until the motor has reached full speed, then start your cut. This technique also reduces the chance of kick back.
  • Step 3. Nail the new palings onto the fence

    Rest your paling on the base of the fence. Use a spirit level to make sure your paling is straight. Hold the paling in place with your foot and hammer in the nails. Start with one nail in the top rail, then – making sure that your board is still straight – work down the paling, hammering two nails into each rail. Finish off with a second nail into the top rail to secure it into place.
Persons nailing in palings 00:48

Gates & Fencing How to build a fence Find out everything you need and the two important things you must check before you start building a fence.

Person securing horizontal rails 07:06

Gates & Fencing How to build a gate We show you how easy it can be to add extra privacy, security and street appeal to your home simply by building a wooden gate.

garden screen

Gates & Fencing How to choose a garden screen An outdoor screen is the ultimate concealer. You may want to hide something in your garden, add some privacy to an area or create an eye-catching feature. No matter what you want to do, there are a few options to consider.

Man installing gate catch plate 03:25

Gates & Fencing How to fit a ring gate latch A ring latch is a simple way to keep a garden gate closed. Learn the basic steps for installing one yourself.

Person installing the wider palings 01:22

Gates & Fencing How to install fence palings Enjoy the privacy of an easy to build paling fence. This video will show you how to install evenly spaced palings in no time.

Man painting a timber fence green using a spray gun 02:49

Gates & Fencing How to spray paint a picket fence Spray painting is a fast and efficient way to paint a fence. We’ll teach you the techniques to do the job properly.

Person measuring distance between post 04:18

Gates & Fencing How to install colorbond fence panels Once you’ve set up the posts and frame for a Colorbond fence, it’s time to attach the infill sheets. Follow our step-by-step guide and we’ll show you how.

Man attaching the bamboo screen to the fence 03:14

Gates & Fencing How to install bamboo screening A bamboo fence is a great way to add some privacy or even just hide an ugly fence. Watch our step by step guide and we’ll show you how to install one.

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 Test.
Top of the content