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Fence Painting/Staining Services Near Columbia, SC

A fresh coat of paint or stain can make a dramatic difference in improving the look and extending the life of your wood fence in Columbia.

Over time, fence paint wears off due to sun exposure, moisture damage and general wear and tear. This leaves the wood vulnerable to termites, cracks and deterioration

Process We Follow for Fence Painting/Staining

Inspection and Prep Work

The key to a successful paint or stain job starts with thorough inspection and prep work. Our team will walk the entire fence line and make notes of any problem areas that need repaired prior to painting.

This includes checking for loose boards, protruding nails, cracks, rotted wood or sections that need partially replaced. We may sand and/or apply wood filler to damaged areas of your fence before priming.

Proper prep work also includes completely cleaning your wood fence prior to painting. We power wash at close range to remove built-up dirt, cobwebs, mold or mildew. For severely dirty fences, we may use a long handle brush and cleaning solution if needed.

Our team takes care to keep overspray off landscaping, pools, outdoor kitchens or patio furniture. We’ll mask off any areas as needed before starting the paint or stain process.

Choose Your Paint, Stain or Finish

We offer several types of finish coatings for your wood fence painting or staining project:

Acrylic Latex Paint

This type of paint has built-in primer and provides excellent fade resistance. It’s available in flat, satin or semi-gloss sheens. We typically apply two finish coats of acrylic latex paint. Pros are it’s affordable, flexible finish and fast drying time. Cons are it requires more frequent repainting than oil-based.

Oil-Based Alkyd Paint

Alkyd paint contains petroleum-based oils that provide maximum wood penetration and protection. It has excellent blister resistance but requires at least 24 hours drying time between coats. Oil paint also emits strong fumes during application. Pros are long-lasting color retention and durability. Cons are strong odor and slow drying time.

Semi-Transparent Fence Stain

This lighter bodied alternative allows some of the natural wood grain to show through. It offers UV protection without completely obscuring fence texture.

We typically apply two coats of semi-transparent stain. Pros are color variety, wood preservation and no peeling finish. Cons are requires more frequent reapplication than solid stains.

Solid Color Fence Stain

This heavy pigmented version obscures wood grain to provide complete opaque coverage. The acrylic-based stain offers protection from moisture damage. Pros are excellent durability, fade resistance and wood grain hiding. Cons are darkens and obscures natural fence color over time.

We’ll help you select the best finish option for your specific fencing needs in terms of appearance, protection level and application considerations.

Application Process

Our team takes great care in applying your chosen paint or stain finish correctly:


For new wood that has never been painted, we start by applying a high quality oil or latex primer coat designed specifically for exterior wood. Priming provides a uniform surface for the finish paint to properly bond. We also spot prime any repaired sections as needed.

First Coat

Per the manufacturer’s recommendations, we apply the first coat of your selected paint or solid stain finish carefully using brush, pad or sprayer. We check weather conditions and avoid painting in direct sunlight, rain or extreme humidity. Proper drying time is allowed between coats.

Second Coat

For optimum protection and appearance, a second finish coat is applied once first coat is completely dry. We often use a different applicator for the second coat to ensure proper coverage. The two coats combine to provide complete coverage across all fence board surfaces and edges.

Protect Landscaping and Clean Up

We take care to avoid accidentally spraying or dripping paint onto pools, patios, outdoor kitchens or landscaping. Drop cloths and masking materials are used to shield plants, trees and decorative hardscapes.

Once painting is complete, we do a final inspection for drips or overspray. Any minor spills are immediately cleaned to keep your property looking pristine.

When the paint or stain has fully cured, we return to remove all protective coverings and masking materials. All equipment, ladders and supplies are taken away and your property is left clean. We haul off any debris to complete the project.

Cost of Fence Painting/Staining in Columbia, SC

  • Fence painting or staining costs range from $2 to $6 per linear foot in Columbia, SC.
  • Smaller projects under 100 linear feet may have a minimum service charge.
  • Factors affecting price are fence height/width, number of finish coats and prep work needed.
  • We provide free estimates to review project specifics and pricing details.
  • Volume discounts may be available for large scale community fence painting jobs.
  • Our pricing is competitive for the high quality of materials and workmanship we provide.

Contact our team today to receive an exact quote tailored for your particular fencing paint or stain project. We are happy to answer any questions on products offered or what is included.

Great Reasons to Choose Us


Our team has over 10 years combined experience designing, building, and installing fences to meet each client’s unique needs.


We customize each fence to match your home’s style and architecture using 3D design software for accuracy.

Quality Materials

Only the best cedar, vinyl, aluminum materials that are built to last for decades even in extreme weather conditions.

Professional Installation

Our uniformed crew neatly and efficiently installs fences with minimal disruption to your property.

Customer Satisfaction

We follow up on all projects and provide a satisfaction guarantee – your happiness is our top priority.


With bulk supplier discounts, we can offer very competitive rates on all fence products and installations.

Examples of Our Fence Projects in Columbia, SC

FAQs About Fence Painting/Staining in Columbia, South Carolina

Should I paint or stain my wood fence?

Stain penetrates wood grain to preserve texture while paint obscures it with an opaque coated film. Paint holds up better to frequent moisture while stain needs more frequent reapplication. Choose paint for a bold, uniform look or stain to showcase natural wood variations.

How long does fence paint or stain last?

On average expect 2 to 5 years from fence paint versus 1 to 3 years lifespan for stains. Durability depends on product quality, proper surface prep, application thickness and local environmental factors.

What is the cost to paint a 6 foot privacy fence?

Figure around $4 per linear foot for a typical 6′ tall cedar or pressure treated pine privacy fence. Double that rate for painting both sides. Cost covers materials and professional prep work, priming and double coating.

Can you paint a fence in extreme heat?

Avoid painting when surface temperature is over 90°F to prevent finish defects like bubbles or cracks. Early morning is best in peak summer to work before fence gets too hot. Proper drying also requires 50°F or above temps.

How do you prepare rough wood for painting?

Fill cracks with exterior wood putty, sand splinters smooth, check for protruding nails, replace rotten pickets, drill loose knots and brush/power wash away dirt, mildew and cobwebs so paint properly adheres.

What kind of paint adheres best to wood fences?

Exterior latex or oil-based paints formulated especially for wood provide superior adhesion and water resistance. Always check if existing finish is latex or oil-based and use compatible new paint. Oil sticks best to bare, untreated raw wood.

Can I paint over stain or do I need to strip the wood?

No need to chemically strip or sand to bare wood. Simply power wash stain residue off, lightly sand glossy areas for texture, spot prime as needed and apply compatible paint finish per manufacturer instructions.

How many gallons of paint needed for a 6ft wooden fence?

For the typical backyard wooden privacy fence, expect around one gallon to cover 350-400 sq ft or about 100 linear feet perimeter when painting front side only. Calculate precise amount using fence height and lineal footage measurements.

Who is responsible for painting a boundary fence?

Neighbor fence ownership, maintenance and painting responsibilities depends on local property laws and recorded plat maps. Typically if fence sits fully on one property that owner bears costs. Shared boundary fences often have shared upkeep costs.

How soon can I let my dogs back in yard after painting fence?

Keep pets off for at least 2 days while oil-based paint dries. Water-based latex usually dries within a few hours but check label instructions to be sure. New paint can stick to pet fur and paws so exercising caution prevents tracking marks or smears.

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Why Local Columbia, SC Residents Trust Us

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We are so pleased that we chose this company. Our fence was completed on-time and on-budget with minimal disruption to our yard.
carol Alex

Columbia, SC

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I’ve already recommended them to several neighbors considering new fencing based on their responsiveness and high-quality end product.
Mark Allen

Columbia, SC

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They provided us with exactly the fence we wanted at a price we could afford. We couldn’t ask for better service or results.
Scott Handy

Columbia, SC

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