Do your jump rails and standards look a little tired after a long winter of being out in the elements? You can give the arena on your PA horse farm a little flair by re-painting your jumps this spring. It takes a bit of effort, but a good paint job will help your wooden poles and standards last longer as well as making them look good. If your horse property is for sale, a freshly-painted jump course can make a great impression on potential buyers.
To begin, select the paint colors you’d like to use. Make sure you purchase outdoor paint, especially if your jumps will beused in an outside arena. Oil-based paints are more durable than latex-based, but are trickier to clean up, so choose wisely! If you’ll be painting over poles and standards that were painted previously, you’ll need to sand off the old paint before slapping on a new coat. If you’re working with unpainted wood, a good coat of primer is always a good idea.
Once you give your poles and standards a base coat, you can tape off sections and add stripes or other designs. Or if you’re tired of painting by now, colored duct tape is an easy way to add a little excitement to your jumps! Duct tape comes in tons of colors and patterns these days, and wrapping it around jump poles is a quick and easy way to brighten up fences.
When it comes to sprucing up jumps on your PA horse farm, the only limit is your imagination.