I had a garden makeover last November, but before I can start planting I need to paint some remaining old but solid fence, and some new bright orange dipped fencing! I have a pergola, some trellis and a 3 panel fence with trellis at the top, all of which are cream coloured natural wood at the moment. I don't want to paint them as I know they will age to a lovely grey in time. Then there is a back and side fence which were previously painted chestnut brown, but now have some algae green in parts. Then there is the side fence I had to replace which is bright orange, though the men said it would fade in time ........... I'm going to post some pics to give you a better idea.
You can see that last autumn I did try 6 different Cuprinol garden shades on my back fence! But I didn't like the fact that the colour looked so solid. I quite like a sponged effect using two colours that merge randomly, giving a more natural aged effect. Has anyone ever tried that? The main thing is that the fencing should provide a harmonious backdrop to the garden and also set off the planting to its best advantage. The style will be informal with lots of climbers and the colour palette mauve, purple, blue, pink with accents of white and peach. Any ideas and advice would be so helpful!