Upping The Style Factor For Your Cinder Block Fence

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Upping The Style Factor For Your Cinder Block Fence

17 October 2016
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Due to their affordability, cinder blocks are often used for a variety of purposes around the house. Many people have used cinder blocks to create a fence that secures the perimeter of their property. If you have purchased a home with a cinder block fence, you may be feeling like the fence could use a makeover.

Here are three simple tricks you can try to add more style to your home's cinder block fence in the future.

1. Paint the fence.

Adding a coat of paint to your cinder block fence's surface can be a great way to transform the look of your home. Since paint is affordable, this option won't break the bank. All you need is a gallon or so of paint in the color of your choice and some time to invest in the painting project.

Start by using a brush with stiff bristles to scour the surface of your fence. This will eliminate any loose particles from the cinder blocks and allow the paint to adhere properly to the surface. Apply as many coats as needed to achieve your desired aesthetic, and enjoy your colorful new cinder block fence.

2. Add wood slats.

If you want to update the look of your cinder block fence while still maintaining a modern design aesthetic, the addition of some wood slats to the top of your fence could be beneficial.

All you need to do is place some wood posts vertically through the holes in the top of your cinder block fence. Measure and cut some wood slats to run horizontally up the posts, then attach the slats using a nail gun. The end result will be a mixed media fence that will provide added security and style.

3. Apply a stencil.

If you don't want to paint the entire surface of your cinder block fence, but you want to add some interest through color, you can try applying a stencil. Stencils give you the opportunity to add a design to your fence's surface while still maintaining the neutral background.

Once you have located a design that you enjoy, you can use a projector to display the design on your fence. Then, all you have to do is trace over the lines of the design using some colorful paint to achieve your desired aesthetic.

Adding some style to your cinder block fence doesn't have to be difficult. Try painting the fence, adding some wood slats to the top, or creating a stenciled design to up the style factor for your home's cinder block fence in the future. For more information, contact local professionals like Harrington & Company.

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A Safe Place for Kids to Play

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was just spend time outside. After school ended each day or during the summer, I always headed outside in order to play with my friends. We enjoyed playing games like tag and duck, duck, goose. Unfortunately, our enthusiasm for our games sometimes caused us to run dangerously close to the road in front of the house. While the side of the house was fenced in, the front of the home was not. A good, sturdy fence would have prevented playing kids like me from getting too close to the busy street. On this blog, I hope you will discover the safety benefits of installing a fence completely around a home. Enjoy!