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Question DetailsAsked on 6/23/2014

What's the best color for privacy screen slats on chain link fencing with cedar lattice?

I need to keep neighboring ivy and blackberries out of my yard. Have chain link fencing now. Thinking of adding privacy screen slats and also adding cedar lattice to the top of the chain link fencing--to get a little more fence height. What color privacy screen slats would blend the best--not stand out?

And does anyone have a better idea??

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OK - is this a trick question ? How about Cedar - though not all manufacturers make cedar colored slats, in which case probably redwood or dark brown, unless you are in a dark shaded area where a beige/tan might look better.

Personally, I find black and dark green too dark and they make the fence look like a wall to me, whereas light green and blue and white and red of course make it look like an amusement park.

When buying be careful - most "universal fit" slats are narrow enough to fit the narrow opening fence, so leave a not of open space - hence less privacy. But, the wider ones will not fit with some brands of fencing - so check your opening spacing before buying - ideally get a sample strip and test fit and also see what it looks like. I recommend buying a single package first and trying it out to see how you like it - many people change colors or decide they do not like slats after they install a test section, or decide to paint the fence and poles first before slatting.

Also - check the edges for sharpness if getting metal versus vinyl - some off brands have quite sharp edges that are not suitable for small kids or dogs that claw at the fence, and in my opinion should not even be on the market. Also, some of the cheaper imported ones have rough spots on the sheared edges that can cause NASTY cuts.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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