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How soon do you stain a new fence?
Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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Moreover, how long do you have to wait to stain a new cedar fence?
Answer: Staining or sealing your fence protects it from the damage of the sun and moisture. If you choose not to stain the wood fence it will weather to a silvery gray. You should wait four to eight weeks after initial installation before applying a stain.
Similarly, should I stain a new fence? New fences should not be stained right away. The type of wood used in your new fence will influence when, approximately, you should stain it. Wet wood won't allow the stain to properly penetrate the wood grain and protect the wood.
Similarly, it is asked, what happens if you stain treated wood too soon?
The truth is as soon as the wood is dry enough, it is ready to be stained. There is no waiting period for today's pressure treated wood to let chemicals leach out. Waiting too long to stain and protect your deck means the wood loses more of its ability let the stain adhere.
How do I keep my cedar fence from turning GREY?
To prevent the cedar from fading to gray, you need to treat the fence with a stain that blocks ultraviolet light and contains a mildewcide. The stain should be transparent or semi-transparent to let the natural wood coloring show, and oil-based so the stain will penetrate into the wood.