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5 Tips for Successfully Staining a Backyard Fence

Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 7:11 am , Posted by Admin

Having a tall wood fence surrounding your backyard is one of the best privacy features you can have. It makes your yard more private and gives you more freedom to go about your business without worrying about the neighbors. The one downfall about wood fences is that they do require maintenance to ensure they stay in top form and look their best.

Over time, wood will fade. It’s just a fact of life, especially for exterior surfaces. From the sun to other weather events, your fence will fade. When this happens, rather than thinking about paint or replacing your fence, staining is a great option that is simple to do and offers a number of great benefits that helps you get more out of your initial investment in your fence.

While there is some debate about whether or not you should paint or stain your fence, either option provides you with ample protect against the elements, insects, and normal wear and tear.

Here are 5 tops for successfully staining a backyard fence:

  • Inspect your fence: The first thing you should do is inspect your fence for issues. Look for broken boards, cracks and other issues that may need to be repaired before you begin the staining process.
  • Prep the fence surface: Once any issues have been addressed, it’s time to prep the fence surface. If you have previously painted or stained, you may have to remove paint chips and sand the surface. One effective way to get your fence surface prepared is to power wash it.
  • Choose the deck stain: Choosing a deck stain really comes down to personal preference. Choose the color that makes sense for your aesthetic look you are going for, but make sure you choose a stain that will stand the test of time and ensure your fence has maximum protection.
  • Stain the fence: When you stain your fence matters. Always apply stain to a dry surface. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have sunny weather in the forecast before staining as it will take about 24 hours to dry completely.
  • Touch ups: Once the first coat of stain is applied, inspect the fence and do some touch-ups to complete the job and give it a professional look.

Staining your fence can be a relatively simple process if you take the time to plan, prepare, and choose the right products and supplies. If you are planning on staining your fence, or any other wood surface, contact us today! We are happy to assist you with all your fence staining needs – we have all the fence staining products you need to stain your fence like a pro!

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