I have a very strange question to ask! I have searched on the web and looked in all my Japanese garden books for pictures of path entrances and fencing that have been painted. Does anyone know if they are painted in gloss, or matt, or if dyes are used instead of the usual household paint? I have been toying with the idea of adding a touch of red and black to my wooden arch and fence posts, but understand that this is more Chinese than Japanese. It is my understanding that the Japanese use more black or natural wood.
I know this is an odd question to ask!
Matt (your amateur gardener!!)