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How To Use Marbles To Plug Holes In Your Wooden Fence

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If you have a wooden fence that has some small holes in it, you might think that you have to replace the entire fence to obtain the privacy you want. However, with a little creativity, you don't have to go through this expense of time and money. In fact, you can use marbles as a simple fix to plug the holes and add unique sparkle and character to your fence. This guide gives you five steps for this simple, yet effective project.

Step 1: Inspect Your Fence

Inspect your fence for holes before you begin the project. Find all the holes you can so that you don't have to keep revisiting the fence to plug holes that you missed. Walk the length of the fence checking every area from top to bottom. Keep count of the number of holes you need to repair.

Step 2: Purchase Your Supplies

Gather the following materials to begin your project:

  • marbles of varying shapes, colors, and sizes
  • dish washing detergent
  • a clean towel
  • clear craft glue
  • a clean rag
  • a drill (optional)

Step 3: Wash the Marbles

Wash the marbles well in your sink with the dish soap before you plug the holes with them. Then rinse off the soap and dry them with the clean towel.

The cleaner the marbles are when you insert them into the fence the better. Look through the marbles and find the shiniest ones by holding them up to the light. Avoid using dull marbles if you're looking for a more brilliant shine. This quick step results in a much more colorful finished product later.

Step 4: Insert the Marbles

Test the marble you'll be using to make sure it is the right size for that hole. Apply the craft glue around the edges of the hole you are filling and insert the marble into it.

Depending on the size of the marble and shape of the hole, you can be generous with the glue since it should contact on all sides. Hold the marble in place for a couple of minutes to give the glue a chance to take hold of the marble as well.

Step 5: Wipe Off Extra Glue

Wipe away any glue that oozes out with the rag before it dries so that the surface looks smooth and clean. In doing so, you'll allow even more light to shine through the marble, and more of its color to show.

If you want to make the look more dramatic, carefully use a drill to add more holes and plug them with marbles to your liking. As the sun shines on your fence, you'll notice a shimmer of light and some color coming from the marbles. What's even better is that your fence provides you with the privacy you want once again.

For information on replacing or installing a different type of fence, contact a business like Quality Chain Link Fencing.