If you want to save money by installing pine picket fencing, there are steps that you can take to make it last for years.
To begin with, make sure that you choose treated pine picket fencing. This will help prevent cracking and splintering. Next, apply a coat of paint primer before you paint your fencing. This will also help to protect your fencing materials from the elements, such as rain, sun, ice, and snow.
When you are ready to apply paint to your pine picket fencing, choose one that is rated to last a long time outdoors. There are many brands available, but you don't want to choose the cheapest for this job. Apply two coats for additional protection.
As the years go by, check your pine picket fencing for signs of wear and warping, and fix damaged areas before they get worse. Re-paint areas of your fence as needed, and give it a thorough paint job every 2 to 3 years to further protect it from the weather and to help it last for decades.