All wood fences require maintenance like sanding and staining at some point. Wood fences can add curb appeal, value, and charm to a home, but they require a lot of work and TLC. Staining fences are popular because it gives them protection without concealing wood’s natural beauty. It allows the natural grain, color, and texture of the material to shine. Here are some helpful tips if you are staining a wood fence for the first time.
Know The Weather
Make sure there is no rain in the forecast for at least 48 hours before you start staining. This will ensure that your stain dries flawlessly and can perform perfectly to prolong the life of your fence.
Choose Your Tools Ahead of Time
When you stain a fence you can either brush, roll or use a spray gun. Each has their own pros and cons, so it depends entirely on your own preferences. For example, a spray gun will get the job done much faster, but you will get a far more high-quality job if the time is put in and the job is completed by hand.
Cover the area around the fence with tarps or drop cloths to avoid getting stain where you don’t want it. Some people even put plywood down.
Before a fence is stained, it is important that it is clean and in the best possible condition. Inspect your fence for rotten or weak boards before staining and repair it. It is important that the fence is clean as well because painting over dirt can create a lumpy and uneven finish. Pressure wash your fence with a hose or power nozzle to make sure it is as clean as possible. Only stain your fence after it has been repaired, washed, and dried completely.
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