Proper Care and Maintenance of Your Wood Fence

You will preserve the appearance of your wood fence when you perform the right kind of maintenance on it. You will find that some tasks take more to do than others, though.

Probably most homeowners ignore it or forget about it, and I know people who never do anything. You can get wood fence maintenance totally wrong, and that is why you should learn proper techniques.

Staining

Until you get used to doing maintenance, it may be helpful if you plan things out from the start and have everything together. First, you want to avoid uneven application of the stain or even paint if you want to paint it. As for the color of your stain, be sure that it will not clash with the stain you have underneath, if you already have a stain there. Weather will include the temperature and humidity which is similar to painting your indoor rooms in your house, and be very sure that you read, understand, and follow the directions on the can. Whatever you’re doing or using, there will be directions and they’re critical if you want the finished job to look nice.

Check the Nails for Corrosion

The gate will come with the usual hinges and other enhancement elements, and you can get locks and other means for securing the gate. It is helpful to look ahead with any decision like this because you can identify potential problems. Wood does not have a strong grasping quality with nails, and that is just the nature of wood and the combination. Any nails that have heads beginning to show should be taken care of immediately. Most people simply hammer the nails back in until they’re flush once again, but check out the nail and if it appears to be corroded, then it’s best to replace it.

Look for Mold

You want to catch mold undergrowth when it is very new so you can immediately take proper measures to be rid of it. You don’t want to use a bleach and water mixture each time you clean your fence because it degrades the stain too much. The regular garden hose water pressure really will not be quite enough to do a good job of cleaning your fence. Truthfully, most of the time your fence will not get terribly dirty, but it is still recommended to clean your fence with water.

Learning proper wood fence maintenance will not break your brain, and in fact it is very easy to do. And you have to take everything into consideration as far as what is needed. If you have washed and worked with staining and stripping, then you will not have difficulties.

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