Board Fence Painting Costs

Fence re-painting typically requires more preparation work than will new-fence painting. Re-painting a wooden board fence is a routine activity that adds to property value while protecting the wood surface and increasing curb appeal of the property.

You will find that the cost to re-paint an average wooden board fence depends upon size, preparation and re-coating requirements, accessibility, equipment rental rates, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the complete application.

Fence repaint: prepare and re-paint 360 linear feet of 60” tall wooden board fence (3600 sq. ft. both sides one coat); includes spillage, equipment, preparation, and clean up.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Fence boards, posts, and rails: supply the oil-based white paint for one coat applied by roller and brush; includes equipment and other miscellaneous material.$0.28per sq. ft.3,852$1,096
+ Labor Cost$25per hour21$525
Total Cost$4.50per foot360$1,621


Fence repaint: prepare and re-paint 360 linear feet of 60” tall wooden board fence (3600 sq. ft. both sides two coats); includes spillage, equipment, preparation, and clean up.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Fence boards, posts, and rails: supply the oil-based white paint for two coats applied by roller and brush; includes equipment and other miscellaneous material.$0.40per sq. ft.3,852$1,534
+ Labor Cost$25per hour29$725
Total Cost$6.28per foot360$2,259


Other considerations and costs

  • Minimum preparation includes a complete power wash, minor scraping, masking tape, and otherwise protecting nearby objects from paint spillage.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • This project may be suitable for the able DIY persons.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.

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