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How to Remove Stain From Wood Fence?

Before you apply a stain to your wood fence, make sure that it is clean and dry. If you fail to do this, your wood fence will have a hard time absorbing the new stain and will end up with unsightly water spots on it after you’re finished. 

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Aside from changing the look of your wooden fence, stains can also help it last longer and protect it from the elements. Oil-based stains penetrate and seal the wood, preventing moisture, sunlight, mold and mildew from damaging it. 

To remove a stain from wood, you can try using vinegar or white vinegar, dish soap, laundry detergent or even diluted bleach. All of these can help you get rid of the stain, but each method will require scrubbing. 

The best way to remove stain from a fence is to start by cleaning it with a pressure washer or high-pressure spray nozzle attached to your garden hose. This will remove dirt, paint or varnish peelings and any mildew or mold growth. 

Once the dirt and grime are removed, rinse your fence thoroughly with a hose. This can be done with a normal garden hose, but for a more thorough job, you’ll need to invest in a power washer or a spray nozzle attached to a pressure washer. 

When you use a power washer to clean your fence, be careful not to damage the wood slats as this can cause them to rot and break apart. For this reason, you’ll need to sand your fence after a wash with the washer to ensure that the slats are smooth and free from scratches and other damage. 

Staining a fence isn’t a one-day job, but it can be made easier by using proper tools and techniques. Before you begin, be sure to choose a sunny day with low humidity and no precipitation in the forecast. 

If you’re not confident about your staining skills, you can ask for assistance from a friend or hire an experienced contractor. The contractor can give you tips and tricks for removing stain from wood, as well as advice on how to prepare the wood. 

Depending on your fence’s condition, you may need to sand it first before applying the stain. Sanding helps you remove surface blemishes and dust from the wood, which can prevent your stain from sticking to it properly. Whether you choose to use an orbital sander or hand sanding, be sure to wipe off all of the debris and dust before you begin painting. 

You can also use a brush, roller or sprayer to stain your fence. Just be sure to back-brush the wood to prevent any lap marks from forming. 

Before you begin to stain your fence, take a few minutes to decide on a color and brand of stain that will be appropriate for the wood’s age and condition. Various brands of stain have different tints and finishes, so it’s important to choose the right product for your needs.