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How to Seal Your Wood Fence

Wood fences need extra protection from the elements, which is why it’s a good idea to seal your wood fence. The frequency with which you seal a wood fence depends on the climate where you live and the kind of sealant you use. You may have to seal up to every 8 months in wetter climates, while in dry climates you could go up to 18 months between seals. For those somewhere in between, a good rule of thumb is to seal once a year. Here’s how to seal your wood fence:


Wash the Fence

Get a gallon bucket and pour one cup of dishwashing liquid in, then fill the rest with cool water. Use this solution to clean the fence with a medium-bristled brush. After you’ve cleaned the fence, rinse it with the hose, making sure to remove all the soap.

Remove Mildew

Pour a cup of bleach into a gallon bucket, and fill the rest with cool water. Use this solution and the medium-bristled brush to scrub off any mildew from the fence. After you’re finished, rinse with the hose, and make sure to remove all the bleach. Let the fence dry completely.

Seal the Fence

Once the fence has completely dried, paint the sealer on using a paint brush or sprayer. Wear gloves and goggles to protect your hands and eyes from the sealer. If you use a sprayer, you may have to thin the product, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions for doing so. Make sure to apply the sealer evenly, and let it dry for at least a day before getting the fence wet. Oil sealers, while more expensive, will last longer than wax sealers.


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