A wooden fence is an affordable option for many people, but the material also comes with a decision that you’ll need to make – whether to stain it or paint it. A wooden fence looks bright and new when it’s first installed, but weathering due to the elements will quickly turn the wood color into an unappealing gray. There’s no right or wrong choice between paint and stain. Ultimately, the decision of whether to paint or stain is one of personal choice and how much time, effort and money you want to devote to maintenance.
The look and grain of wood fencing isn’t appealing to everyone. With the high-quality wood paints now available, you can customize the color of your fence in any color of the rainbow – providing it doesn’t violate any local ordinances and your neighbors don’t object.
Paint sets on top of the wood’s surface and a primer will need to be applied prior to painting. Over time, paint will peel, crack and chip. It will last about 5 to 6 years before it must be repainted. Before you can repaint, you’ll need to scrape off the old paint and reapply primer.
Wood stain penetrates into the wood. It helps protect it, while enhancing the color of the raw wood grain. Be advised that wood stain is typically more expensive than paint.
While stain doesn’t crack, chip or peel, it does fade due to weathering. Stain will need to be reapplied approximately every 3 years. A pressure wash prior to re-staining is typically all that’s required. Be sure to let the fence thoroughly dry before applying the stain.
There’s a myriad of stain colors from which to choose. A plain pine fence can be stained to emulate the look of expensive wood species such as redwood, walnut and pecan. High-quality wood stains are also beneficial for making the wood less attractive to insects, while helping mitigate mold and rot. Stains are also friendly to people, pets and the environment.
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