Tips for Staining a Wood Fence

Staining and sealing a wood fence can make the wood last longer and make the wood more resistant to mold and rotting. Stains can also make your wood fence more aesthetically pleasing as well as make your yard stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

There are numerous ways to stain your fence including a paint brush, roller or paint sprayer.  For larger projects, it may be worth it to invest in a quality sprayer as it will make the job go much faster and save time on labor.  For smaller projects, a simple roller and paint brush for those hard to reach areas should work just fine.

Choosing a stain is the biggest decision you will have to make when staining your fence.  There are so many variations of stain offered and big box retailers offer generic brand stains at an affordable price.  Remember though, as is the case with so many things in life, sometimes you get what you pay for.  So be sure to do PLENTY of research before settling on a stain, look up reviews for the brand to get a better understand of how well the stain will work.  Going with a cheaper brand of stain without doing your research can mean re-staining the fence in just several years. Another thing to consider is the color of the stain and how it will look on your fence.  If possible, try and get a sample of the stain prior to applying it to the whole fence, this way you won’t regret spending all that time and hard earned money and in the end have to   re-stain the entire fence.

Finally, it is time to stain the fence.  It is a good idea to wait several weeks if the wood is new for the treatments to settle in. If you live in a wet or humid climate like the Michigan, allow time for the wood to dry in warmer weather.  Make sure to apply plenty of stain to the fence and paint away!

If you need a wood fence to stain, please contact Anchor Fence for a free onsite or online estimate.


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