Facts Concerning Wood Fence Maintenance

Theresa Castro November 25, 2019 0 Comments

Wood fence maintenance is something that you should know so you can keep your fence looking brand new. Overall, it really is a breeze when you have done it once, and you will see that it will not take up much of your time.

Probably most homeowners ignore it or forget about it, and I know people who never do anything. We will cover some of the most basic maintenance tips for your wood fence in this article.

Until you get used to doing maintenance, it may be helpful if you plan things out from the start and have everything together. Always get detailed instructions, but very quickly one tip is to make sure you apply the stain as even as possible. You can find some stains that are too thin or they are not made for outdoors, so choose wisely and be sure you get the right type. Avoid staining your fence on a humid day unless the manufacturer says the stain will be all right in these conditions. Of course you want the fence to come out looking terrific, and this is only possible when you do it as it is recommended by the manufacturer.

If you want a truly rural looking fence, then find wooden dowels that are used in place of nails. It is helpful to look ahead with any decision like this because you can identify potential problems. What is known about regular nails is they will start to protrude from the fence just due to cycles of heat and cold. Some points are unique to wooden fences while others are not and they may be unique to metal. After some time you will not be able to save the nail, and it is possible you may have to form new nail holes.

There are tons of cleaning products for wood on the market, and your fence contractor may have something to sell you. Of course scrubbing it down is not needed, and many prefer something like a power washing unit. Washing it down with a hose and water can work out, and if there is any mold growth then you will have to take stronger measures. The main thought when using this approach is that bleach should not be in an amount that is greater than water, and then this will do the job and also avoid caustic damage to stain. On the other hand, you may be averse to the application of bleach and introduction to the environment which it surely will cause. The best wood maintenance practices are those that protect the wood and metal parts. You may have some difficulty finding what you need in terms of knowledge you can use. And it’s sound advice that you should take seriously so your fence will last a life time.