So, I'm putting up Centaur fencing with the hot wire inside. I LOVE the look of the white, especially since my barn is going to be a dark gray with white trim, but does the white fencing STAY white????
The last thing I want is nasty dirty white fencing...
I always thought I wanted the white too. Little old house on the property is white, black shuttters/roof.
But I went with black and could NOT be happier. Yes, originally did so because of the 'mold' showing issue, and hearing it will happen (!) However, now? I am so happy with the black for another reason: In my case the property is quite small. The 'pastures' are one section on one side of the driveway, and another on the opposite side. the side of the driveway that has the 'barn' attached to it is divided into: a sacrifice area connected to barn: leads into a smaller turnout that can be opened, and leads into a larger turnout (dressage arena sized) and all can be opened to each other.
The black '3 board' look is much less 'chopped' looking than the white would have been. I think it makes the property look bigger and much less boxed off. And I like the 'standard' gate colors with the black much better than with the white. Mine are the hunter green. And, I used the black coated wire, both at top rail and along bottom rail ...(thinking 'mini' companion)
Soon to come will be roof raising/replacing over barn area, interlocking stall mats edge to edge in run in , and interlocking stall mats edge to edge in outdoor washrack, and (!!) huge hunter green corian counter top with sink and Eccotemp propane on demand water heater installed in outdoor wash rack with cross tie posts.
I love it!!!
Last edited by ayrabz; Mar. 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM.
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I have brown because I didn't want to stain the posts. There are some pics on my website that shows the brown fencing. I like it.
Not a fan of white for reasons already stated. Also it blends in with the snow which for some reason bothers me. I guess I think it's not as much as a visual barrier? Maybe I'm just overthinking that whole thing.
Black looks really sharp. Especially if you also stain the posts black. I was really torn between brown and black but I knew realistically I'd never keep up with keeping the posts stained/painted.
DO NOT GET WHITE. It looks terrible after it gets dirty, and it gets dirty fast. The farm we bought came with white flex fence and it was the first think we ripped out. I cringe just thinking about it. Brown or black would look great. My preference would be brown, I like to go as natural as possible.
I have brown because that fit our place better - house is Craftsman/NW style in brown with green trim and barn was designed to match. White would look silly here, plus my friends that had the white had to peer wash it all the time to keep it from turning green. Plus with the brown, I didn't need to paint the posts. For cross fencing, I used brown Horseguard tape and it all looks really nice together.
In your case, Since you plan to go dark gray and white for the barn, I'd take a look at the black Centaur. I bet it looks great with your barn and I know I'd prefer it to the white.
We put up the white fencing but now wish we had put up the brown. The fence DOES grow green stuff and needs to be cleaned occassionally but not that often. Centaur fencing is nice no matter what color you choose.
I have the white centaur fencing and I love the look of it. However, like mentioned above, it does get very dirty. How do you clean it? Will bleach affect the integrity of the vinyl? Do you wipe it afterwards, or just spray it?