Fence Staining Mistakes You Never Want to Make!
The following are some useful tips provided by our professional fence staining service that you can use to avoid making any mistakes before starting your project.
Fence Staining at the wrong time.
Today’s treated pine lumber is still wet when it is new and needs to fully dry out first. It is important to bear in mind though, that the treatments used today are nothing like they once were. So often it can be a race against time to get the lumber stained and sealed before it has a chance to turn grey, warp, or crack. Warping is when wood twists, bends, or bows and most of you will have seen ugly cracks in wood before.
Throwing prep work out the window.
So, you have put off fence staining for what seemed a blink in time, however, shocker, a year has already passed and your yard just doesn’t look as good as it once did. This would be the best time to apply the stain, however, before you do, you first need to set the stage with some basic prep work to get that perfect finish that you will be proud of for years to come. If you see any black speckles, be careful, as that is living mold, and any green stuff is algae. If you stain over any of these without first killing and removing them, they will eventually come back, and you will have to do the job all over again.
Either you or your contractor will be able to do this using a three-part cleaning process, or mix some water and bleach that will kill both, however, you need to wait until the wood has fully dried out before staining. Once you have done this, you can begin to stain. However, hold on, don’t use any old stain, as there are differences, and applying the wrong one will be a huge mistake, so make sure you use the right one.
If you would like to book an appointment with our fence staining service, please feel free to contact Guaranteed Fence Stain at (817) 618-4885 now, if you live in the Fort Worth, TX region.