If you have an existing wooden privacy fence, or are considering having one installed, it’s important to know (if you didn’t already) that staining it should be part of its regular maintenance and upkeep. Because a wooden privacy fence is constantly subject to the ever-changing elements such as rain, moisture, heat, cold, insects, and all the other things that seek to wreak havoc on your investment, it’s important to keep your fence protectedso that it can live a long, happy life protecting you from everything that it does.
Stain vs. Paint? How Often?
Experts recommend that you use a heavy-duty wood stain that not only works to seal your wood from the effects of the elements, but helps to beautify it and bring out the richness of the wood, too. While paint is also an option, it usually requires extra steps beforehand to prepare the surface for paint, and may require more frequent maintenance over time. Even though stain tends to cost more than paint, it soaks into the wood better than paint does, which allows it to provide better protection, which means less frequent application. Depending on your climate, experts recommend that stain be reapplied every 2-3 years or whenever water no longer beads up on the finished surface.
Trust a Fence Professional
Regardless of why or how often you choose to reapply stain to your wooden privacy fence, it goes without saying that it’s not worth the hassle and expense of doing it if it’s not done correctly. At First Fence of Georgia, you can be sure that with over 15 years of experience and over 20,000 fence installationsunder our belts, we’ve proven ourselves to be the premier fence installation and service experts in the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Not only will First Fence’steam of skilled and helpful technicians prepare your fence properly, but they’ll also make certain to apply the proper stain using the appropriate process for the type of wood.