A Stroke of Sunshine

Brings New Life to Your Fence

So spring has sprung and we are getting ready to usher in the warmer weather. With that, our thoughts turn to our fences. If it’s started to look cracked, faded or is beginning to peel, then your wood fence is exposed. Protect it with a fresh coat of stain and finish it off with Fence Armor.

Here are some of the most commonly used stains when it comes to refinishing fences.

Solid or Opaque Color Stains

A solid stain overall, typically holds up for at least three to eight years and offers the most weather resistance. They are also great for their high-hide effect.

Semi-Transparent Stains

As their name suggests, semis allow the wood grain to show making them an excellent choice for cedar and redwood fences. Generally, semi-transparent stains require a bit more up keep as they are not as weather-resistant as solid stains, and tend to need refinishing after two years.

Transparent Stains

Containing little to no pigment, this stain is ideal for showing off the natural wood grain in cedar and redwood. While some clear stains may contain ultraviolet inhibitors and wood preservatives, they generally contain no water repellents, making refinishing an annual requirement.

While there are other stains to choose from, these remain the three most popular, each with their own unique set of pros and cons. Generally, it comes down to personal preference and maintenance requirements that is the deciding factor on which stain to use.

What’s your preferred stain?

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