Wooden fencing is by far the most popular type to use around the house. A wooden fence gives your home a nice traditional feel and natural wood is always beautiful when it is maintained. Maintenance is key to keeping your wooden fence looking its best because it is susceptible to sun, rain, rot and deterioration over time. One of the best ways to bring out a wooden fences natural beautify and protect it from the elements is to stain it. A quality stain will block out moisture and make the wood grain easier to see.
If you are planning to stain your wooden fence then you will need to gather
A two inch paint brush
A couple of four inch paint brushes
A nylon scrub brush
Goggles and gloves
A wood cleaner
Then just follow these simple steps
- To begin clean your wooden fence well. Follow the instructions carefully to make sure you remove any debris or stuck on dirt from the fence.
- Leave the cleaner on the fence for twenty or thirty minutes. Then you should use one of the brushes to give the fence a good scrubbing. Once you have finished, spray the fence down with a water hose and let it dry out for about twenty four hours.
- Get one of the 4 inch brushes and start applying the stain to the fence. Cover all of the large areas and make sure that you brush with the wood grain instead of against it. Once you have the large portions done, switch to a 2 inch brush for the harder to reach areas.
- Keep applying the stain until it completely saturates the wood. It will offer more protection if it is absorbed deeply into the fence.
- Once you have finished a section, you should allow it at least fifteen minutes to dry before you touch it again. When it has dried you should use a dry brush to remove excess and hardened stain.
Staining a wooden fence is highly recommended to reduce wear and prevent moisture damage. For a new fence you should stain right away, if you have an older fence that may be ready for replacement call our professional fence contractors 770-506-3222. We can give you a free quote on replacing your wooden fence today!