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How often should you stain your fence?
Last Updated: 18th May, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, how often do you stain wood fence?
As a rule of thumb you should stain a fence every 5 to 7 years depending on the type of wood. We always recommend a Cedar fence. Cedar has natural oils and acids in the wood that make it undesirable to most insects.
One may also ask, how many coats of stain do I need for a fence? In most cases, solid-color stains are like traditional paint and need just one coat to protect your fence. Semi-transparent penetrating stains often need two coats, with the second coat applied approximately an hour after the first coat.
Similarly, how long does stain last on a fence?
But while semitransparent stains can last anywhere between two to five years, extreme temperatures and precipitation can prematurely age the finish. Don't rest on your laurels too long and risk the weather damage: Aim to stain your fence every two to three years to preserve its sheen and weather protective qualities.
Is it better to stain or paint a fence?
Painting or staining a wood fence can help your fence last longer and look better. However, of the two we always recommend that you stain a fence rather than painting it. Wood absorbs stain much deeper than it does paint.