Step 4: Painting

Next, grab your brown paint and paint the entire fence. It's easiest to lay the sections on a couple drop cloths and use a sprayer. If you have many hands to make light work, consider yourself lucky and grab the old paint brushes.

When your newly assembled fence sections are dry, dry brush (remove most of the paint before brushing) various areas of the fence with the gray paint. Experiment and see what you like.

Another possibility: It's hard to see in the second pic, but the cross tombstone was painted different shades of gray and then painted white. When the white paint was getting close to being dry, I sprayed and misted it with water. This washed away and thinned the white paint which reveals some of the grays. I think you could have a nasty white picket fence if you paint the fence brown first, then applied the white paint technique. Might be worth a try.

<p>How do you store this after Halloween? I have limited space in my garage but really love this idea. I currently have about 8 pallets I am tearing apart in hopes of re-creating your awesome idea.</p>
This is a fantastic idea! <br> <br>We picked up a bunch of free pallets from Home Depot and Lowes. We asked, they said take all you want. We just had to pick them up by the dumpster. The rebar and zip ties are an excellent idea. If you want a little more stability, you could attach a few PVC Conduit Clamps to the back and slide the rebar down through (or the fence down over the already installed rebar.)
Really great project! I'm going to try and knock one of these out today for the most part. thanks for the idea!
Great idea ! You're so right about it never being to early to start building props
Very cool! What a neat way to spookify your yard.

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