Your fence is much like any other component of your yard, in that it requires its own fair share of maintenance. Now, a fence does not require an overbearing amount of work, just some general upkeep from time to time. One example of maintenance that a fence will need from time to time is staining. When you stain your fence, you are protecting and helping to preserve the lovely look of your wooden fence, and also help defend it from moisture damage. If you are new to staining, then you may want to follow these staining tips.
Clean before staining
Before you can get started staining your fence, you have to prepare your fence for the new coat of stain by cleaning it up a bit. Staining an unclean fence can quickly turn into a huge mess, as you run into spider webs and spread dirt all over your fence as you are staining. Use a hose or power washer to give your fence a quick rinse off before you apply a coat of stain to it.
Wait for the right weather
Also when staining, you want to look out for the right type of weather before you start to stain your fence. During times of high humidity and high temperatures, the stain on your fence will have a difficult time drying correctly, so the coat you just put on will be ultimately wasted.
Invest in quality
You do not want your fence to look like you did a shabby job on it. That is why you will find that it is worth the investment in getting a high quality stain and high quality paint brush to help you get the job done and make you fence look like it was just freshly installed.
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No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.