We're looking at installing some fencing to keep the dogs safe. Part of it, near the house, will probably be picket style. My husband, who doesn't want the fence at all, keeps insisting that if we're going to do it, it should be vinyl, which is of course way more expensive. I would be fine with green-treated wood, painted. He wants the vinyl so there is no upkeep, but I think his ulterior motive is that because it's so expensive, we'll just never do it and he will have his way. If we go with treated wood, and let it weather and dry appropriately before priming and painting, how long might we expect a paint job to last? We're in Wisconsin, so have the hard winters, hot/humid summers, etc. I just thought I'd pick some brains about paint experiences, and any tips to enhance the project.