IS YOUR FENCE IN NEED OF STAINING OR PAINTING?
Nothing beats the look of a new fence. Wood that has been freshly painted or stained is like Botox for your home, transforming a tired yard into a welcoming haven. A questing that is often asked by our loyal customers is: "Is paint or stain the best way to protect my fence?". That, of course is an excellent question! And, one we absolutely love to address. Because, the climate in the Colorado exposes your fence to four seasons of alternating cool moister and, high and dry heat. Selecting the most protective finish is critical component to protecting and preserving your wood fence over time.
Below are some methods for keeping your wooden fence looking great for many years. Plus, the benefits and drawbacks of staining and painting your wooden fence so that you can decide which option is best for you.
Things to consider when painting and staining your wooden fence.
Painting and staining are both viable options for protecting your fence, whether it is new or old.
Parker Fence Pros works with a variety of paint and stain vendors to match the existing color of your fence or assist you in selecting a new color or tone that you'll love.
If you were relying on upfront costs to make a decision, you'll need to look a little deeper. The cost of painting or staining your fence with Parker fence Pros is fairly consistent. Instead, it is the additional services that cause the price difference.
Paints and stains can last between two and eight years, depending on the level of care and maintenance you provide and the outdoor elements your fence is exposed to.
Using a protective stain on your fence
Many of our customers appreciate the clean, classic appearance of a natural wood fence. The cedar planks we use are naturally beautiful and sustainably sourced. However, if you want to protect your investment and extend the life of your wooden fence, we recommend staining it. Do you like transparent stains that let the natural wood shine through? We feel the same way! Just keep in mind that sheer stains have a shorter lifespan than opaque stains.
If you're staining a new fence, you have the option of using transparent, semi-transparent, or opaque stain. Do you want to update your existing fence? You must first arrange for your fence to be pressure washed. A thorough power washing removes caked-on grime and prepares the stain for absorption into the wood. Solid (or opaque) stains are the best way to cover any irregularities caused by previous wear and tear when adding a new stain over an old one. That is, however, welcome news! The longer the protection lasts, the darker the pigment in the stain.
Paint that is past its prime will peel, chip, and crack. Staining, on the other hand, will simply fade over time. When it rains, look for beading to determine whether your fence needs to be reapplied. When a fence is weather-protected, beading forms and raindrops roll down the plank. If water is being absorbed rather than repelled, it is time to reapply.
Using a Protective Paint for your Fence
f a house with a picket fence is your ideal, we have good news for you. Painting your fence is an excellent way to protect it.
But don't limit yourself to a white fence. One significant advantage of painting your fence is the freedom and creativity it provides. Do you want rainbow-colored slats? That's a fantastic way to live a colorful life! Do you prefer a splash of color against the grey sky? Let's get started!
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We can help you find the right stain and or paint that suit your fence's needs.