I was quoted a whopping £800 to transform my boring garden fence but did it myself for £16 | The Sun

FOLLOWING the harsh winter weather, chances are your garden fences are looking a little worse for wear.

But if you're looking to give your garden fence panels a total glow up, there's no need to spend a small fortune.

One man who was quoted a whopping £800 by a professional has told how he took matters into his own hands – and did it himself for just £16.99.

In a clip shared to TikTok (@thedesichef), he posted an impressive transformation video showing what the fence looked like before and after.

And it's fair to say the once dull-looking fence now looks completely unrecognisable.

"I got quoted £800 to paint the fence," he says.


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"So I did it myself for £16.99."

He continues: "Don't spend 4+ hours painting your fence.

"Get a spray machine and do the job in under one hour."

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The savvy homeowner goes on to explain how he already had 'The Stanley Air Compressor with spray gun,' but points out they can be bought second hand.

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"You can buy either second hand for £40 or brand new for £109," he says. "Comes with compressor so you can attach a nail gun etc."

So all he needed was the fence paint, which he nabbed for £8 a tub on clearance.

The DIY whizz captioned the post: "It was overpriced, so I did it myself."

The video has since gone viral, racking up a whopping 170k views and several comments from social media users – with many stunned at the extortionate price he was quoted in the first place.

"£800?? "What a rip off!" wrote one.

A second penned: "You can put a fence up for less mate."

A third commented: "My hubby had the same quote and did the same. These guys!"

Meanwhile, a fourth asked: "Who's quoting £800?"

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Another enthused: "Good job…bro!"

A further added: "£800 – are they fitting in a brand new fence?"

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