We have been slowly transforming our 'backyard' AKA courtyard since moving into our Victorian inner city home.
The previous owners kindly left us a cheap and nasty shed which was located in the left hand corner of the space (I forgot to take a before pic, but the you can see the discolouration in the fence where is was originally located).
Three sides of the neighbouring fence are in ok condition - apart from one section which is literally crumbling. We have decided to leave this for now until phase 2 of the make-over (which will involve sorting out drainage problems etc).
Phase 1 of our make-over was to remove the shed and to spray paint the fence. We bought a spray gun which cut down the painting by hours and painted it in Dulux Domino - a dark grey with cool undertones.
The first coat took us around 1 hour in prep time using Cabot's Deck Clean plus 2 hours to spray paint.
The following day my husband painted the second coat in just 1 hour! He watered down the paint a little more for the second coat which worked a treat.
I cannot rave about using a spray gun enough...it saved us hours and hours of paint time and there was practically no mess to clean up. Just ensure that you soak the spray gun afterwards to ensure it doesn't get clogged!
This makeover is one of the top 10 fence projects on Workshop. Check out the rest here - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Outdoor/Fence-makeover/m-p/279
And feel free to ask any questions about your own fence project.