Rain, wind, insects, sun—your beloved wood fence has so many enemies. But you don’t have to just sit back and take it. This week we’ll look at some ways to protect your fence from that huge fiery ball in the sky. Which is something we know a lot about here in Texas.
Prep Your Fence
Let’s start by making sure your wood fence is pristine—a regular part of your fence maintenance. That means clearing it of pesky vegetation. Carefully unwind those vines, lest ye bust a picket. Trim back any plants that look like they’re waiting to pounce on your fence as soon as you turn your back on them.
Once your fence is bare, time to power wash. Throw a little cleaning solution on there and hit both sides of the fence with a fan tip sprayer to remove layers of dead wood cells. Ah, there’s that beautiful wood underneath! Stand at least 36 inches away while power washing so you don’t blast your fence too hard.
Now it’s time to let your fence dry for at least a day.
Stain That Fence
Your fence’s best protection against the sun is UV blocking stainer. Yep, sunscreen for your fence. You can brush or spray it on, whichever you prefer. Just make sure it penetrates into the wood. Read the directions and follow them faithfully. Do it right and your fence should look awesome for the next few years.
Help with Fence Repair
Are you afraid your wood fence looks a bit too awful to fix yourself? Is it time to call in a fencing company for a more thorough fence repair? Buzz is here at the ready, for all your fence and gate repair needs. Give us a call and we’ll have your wood fence looking better than new.