How to stain a fence for a beautiful natural look

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 21, 2022
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How to stain a fence

Weather influences on a fence

A fence is always influenced by the weather.

Especially when it rains, a lot of moisture gets into the wood.

In addition to moisture, a lot of UV light also shines on a fence.

With regard to moisture, you must ensure that the moisture can escape and cannot penetrate into the wood.

You should therefore never use a paint that forms a film, as it were, from which the moisture cannot escape.

You will then have to use a moisture-regulating paint to keep the fence intact.

What paint should you use.

Painting a fence is best done with a stain.

Stain is moisture regulating and is suitable for this.

If you want to continue to see the structure, choose a transparent stain.

If you want to give a color, choose an opaque stain.

Another thing you can do is use an eps paint system.

This is also moisturizing. You then have the same primer and topcoat from the same can of paint.

Read the article about eps here.

How to act.

You also have to make preparations when painting.

You will first have to degrease the wood well.

Degrease this with an all-purpose cleaner.

Then let it dry well and sand it with a scotch brite.

This is a sponge with which you can sand fine and with which you do not cause scratches.

Read the article about scotch brite here.

Then you will make everything dust-free and you can paint the first layer of stain.

Then let it dry and when the stain has hardened, you can lightly sand it again, make it dust-free and apply a second layer.

For now this is sufficient.

After a year, apply a third coat of stain.

Then apply a new coat every three to four years.

This depends on the pickling layer.

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