Preparing Your Wood Fence To Be Stained

Prior to staining your fence Tex Stain and Painting perform the following preparation.

Tex Stain and Painting

5/9/20232 min read

A wood fence can provide a beautiful and functional addition to any property, but it requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. One crucial step in maintaining a wood fence is staining it regularly to protect it from the elements and enhance its natural beauty. Before staining a wood fence, there are several preparation steps you should take to ensure the best results.

  1. Clean the fence: The first step in preparing a wood fence for staining is to clean it thoroughly. Use a pressure washer or a stiff-bristled brush and a garden hose to remove any dirt, debris, or mildew that may have accumulated on the surface. Allow the fence to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

  2. Repair any damage: Inspect the fence for any damage, such as cracks, splits, or loose boards. Repair any damage before staining to ensure the best results. Use wood filler or epoxy to fill any cracks or holes, and replace any boards that are beyond repair.

  3. Sand the fence: Once the fence is clean and repaired, it’s time to sand it. Sanding helps to remove any remaining debris, smooth out any rough areas, and open up the pores of the wood to receive the stain. Use a fine-grit sandpaper to sand the fence, and be sure to sand in the direction of the grain. Remove any dust with a clean, dry cloth.

  4. Choose the right stain: Before staining your wood fence, choose the right type of stain for your specific needs. There are several types of stains available, including clear, semi-transparent, and solid-color stains. Clear stains allow the natural grain and color of the wood to show through, while solid-color stains provide more coverage and can hide imperfections. Semi-transparent stains provide a balance between the two.

  5. Apply the stain: Once you’ve chosen the right stain, it’s time to apply it to the fence. Use a paintbrush, roller, or sprayer to apply the stain, and be sure to work in small sections at a time to ensure even coverage. If you’re using a sprayer, be sure to protect nearby plants, furniture, and other surfaces from overspray.

Following these steps above will help your wood fence look amazing. At Tex Stain and Painting we ensure that all of these steps to prepare your wood fence has been taken prior to staining your fence.