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Why You Should Think Twice Before Painting Your Fence Purple
By LUCY CLARK
Painting your fence is a good idea, as it can protect your wood fences from elemental damage and add to curb appeal. You can opt for colors like white, rich farmhouse red, trendy dark blue, sleek black, etc.; however, before you bust out a pan of purple paint, you should check with your Homeowners Association (HOA) and local hunting and trespassing laws.
While it isn't illegal to paint your fence purple, it may indicate something more than just a visual preference. The color is a legal no-trespassing indicator in many states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Residents of these states paint their fences or other permanent objects on their property with a bright stripe of purple to ensure no one can legally trespass on their land. If you're planning on painting your fence purple for this reason, check the specific purple paint laws in your area, as they vary slightly from state to state.