How Often Should I Stain my Fence?

An image of a wooden fence, prior to staining.

 

 

 

 

 

Staining your fence provides a protective barrier over the wood against the outside elements. Wood stains may be semi-transparent or shown as a solid colour, depending on the level of pigment in the solution.

How Long Should I Wait Before Staining my Fence

Although you may be itching to stain your new fence as soon as it has been put into the ground. However, it is recommended that you wait around 3 weeks to begin staining in order to let the fence wood settle into its new position and environment.

What’s more, waiting a little while will before using a stain on your fence will allow the pores in the wood to open, ensuring the stain can sink in easily to the wood.

How To Stain my Fence?

You will need to make sure your fence is dry before you begin staining, make sure that it hasn’t been raining for at least 24 hours.

If your fence is old and has built up mildew, dirt or other debris, be sure to remove this before you begin staining, ensuring the stain can be soaked up into the wood most effectively.

Choose a time of day that isn’t too hot, typically in the morning or late afternoon, not only will this help your stain dry quicker, it will also prevent it from bubbling, cracking or peeling.

A & J Painting and Decorators – Fence Painting

Staining your fence can make a great difference to its appearance and ensure it stands the test of time. If you have been meaning to have your fence stained for some time, let this be the nudge you need to get it done. Here at A & J Painters and Decorators, we offer a wide variety of services including painting for commercial and domestic properties. For a no-hassle quote, please call us today on 01234 857057.