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How to Stain a Cedar Fence?

Whether you have a newly installed wood fence or an older fence that needs a fresh coat of paint, there are several things you will need to do before you can stain it. First, you will need to clean the wood. You can do this by using a pressure washer to remove all the old paint and dirt. You can also sand the surface of the wood to remove rough areas. Then you will need to repair any broken boards or screws. You will also need to make sure that the wood is completely dry. If the wood is too wet, you will not be able to apply the stain. 

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After you are sure the wood is completely dry, you can start staining. The best way to apply the stain is with a brush. The brush allows you to reach the more difficult areas of the fence and prevents you from getting lap marks. You can also use an angled brush to brush the stain onto the places between the planks. 

After you have applied the stain, you will need to allow it to dry for a few hours. This will depend on the type of stain you have used, the weather, and other factors. If you’re staining your fence during the summer, you may be able to leave it in the sun for a few hours, but you should not do this if it’s cold or raining. If you are staining during the fall, you will need to wait until the weather cools down. 

If you’re staining a new fence, you’ll need to wait between four and eight weeks to apply the stain. You may need to wait longer if you are staining a pressure-treated fence. The pressure-treated wood is not as dry as regular wood, so it will take a longer time for the stain to dry. 

Staining a cedar fence is easy if you follow the instructions on the label. If you are not sure of how to stain your fence, you can consult a technical data sheet to determine what type of stain to use. There are two types of fence stains: solid and semitransparent. Solid fence stains are the most opaque and block the most harmful ultraviolet light, while semitransparent stains let some of the cedar grain show through. Solid stains last about two to five years before they start to fade. 

Before you stain your fence, you will need to clean it with a pressure washer. This will remove any old paint or dirt that may be on the fence. If you haven’t been able to remove all of the old paint, you will need to sand the fence. Then you will need to repair any damaged boards, replace any broken boards, and hammer in any nails that may protrude. You will also need to sand the fence to make sure it’s totally smooth. After you’ve finished staining, you should apply a sealer to protect it from moisture.