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Fence FAQs

Fence FAQs2022-05-16T13:47:32-05:00
How is mildew and grey removed from the fence?2022-01-25T15:32:10-06:00

A bleaching solution is used to remove fungi and mildew.

What type of pressure is used to clean the fence?2022-01-25T15:34:38-06:00

Pressure of 40 to 60 PSI, (Pressure per Square Inch), which is equivalent to a garden pump sprayer.

Is the existing stain on the fence removed when you clean the fence?2022-01-25T15:35:09-06:00

No. Generally stain is oil based. The bleaching solution does not possess the properties to remove the oil.

Will the existing and new stain look flush on the fence?2022-01-25T15:35:31-06:00

Yes. Once the new stain is applied it will be flush. However, the overall cohesiveness of the stain has more to do with the wood grain and other unique marks on your fence.

Can the water stains on the fence be removed?2022-01-25T15:35:56-06:00

No. Water stains are scars on the fence and penetrate deep into the grains of the wood. Cleaning and staining the fence will improve the appearance but will not remove them. They will be visible after your fence is stained.

Cleaning with a bleaching solution preferred over power washing?2022-05-16T14:29:09-05:00

Why is cleaning with a bleaching solution preferred over power washing the fence?

Power washing removes a fine layer from the surface of the wood compromising its integrity. The end result of this process leaves a rough texture including splinters on the surface of the wood.

What type of stain do you use?2022-01-25T15:36:43-06:00

We use Wood Defenders. It is a commercial grade oil base stain. The oil is paraffin oil with the ability to deeply saturate the wood.

What is the life expectancy of the stain?2022-01-25T15:37:06-06:00

We guarantee for 24 months but the stain has a life expectancy of 3 to 4 years.

Are rails replaced in the same location when the new rails are replaced?2022-05-16T14:11:40-05:00

No, they will be above and below the existing rail.

Why are rails replaced in a different location?2022-01-25T15:38:00-06:00

You will do more damage upon removal of the old rails and may break some of the pickets.

Do new rails, posts or pickets stain the same?2022-01-25T15:38:25-06:00

No, new wood will stain slightly different.

What do you do about vines, shrubs and fence artwork?2022-01-25T15:38:51-06:00

We ask the homeowners to remove them or we stain around them.

What are the benefits of staining the fence?2022-01-25T15:39:42-06:00

Staining the fence restores the woods natural beauty and protects from nature’s elements such as sunlight, rain, and biological attacks.

How long does the staining process take?2023-09-11T13:08:54-05:00

In most cases, projects are typically finished within a single day. We begin by cleaning in the morning, allowing it to dry for a few hours, and then return in the afternoon to apply the sealant and stain.

How long should I wait to stain my new fence?2023-09-11T13:05:25-05:00

If you’re working with a side-by-side configuration, you can apply the stain immediately. However, if it’s a board-on-board setup, it’s advisable to wait for the curing process, which typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Do you guarantee your work?2023-05-09T14:07:59-05:00

Yes we do have warranties.

  • We have a one year warranty on the concrete under the ground holding the posts. It does not cover leaning or broken posts from damaging winds and severe weather.
  • Our oil fence stain carries a 24 month warranty that will not come off the fence.
Do you subcontract your work?2023-05-16T13:51:29-05:00

At Fence Makeovers LLC, we do not utilize subcontractors for our operations. We take pride in having a dedicated and highly skilled in-house team that handles all aspects of our fence makeover projects.

No Subcontractors

By employing our own crew, we maintain direct control over the quality, timelines, and overall execution of each project. Our crew is trained and experienced in fence installations, repairs, and other related services.

At Fence Makeovers LLC, we prioritize delivering exceptional craftsmanship and ensuring customer satisfaction. By relying solely on our own crew, we can uphold our standards and provide consistent, reliable service to our valued homeowners. Should you choose to work with us, you can have confidence in knowing that your fence makeover project will be handled by our skilled and dedicated crew.

Our crews have been with Fence Makeovers for over 10 years.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your specific project requirements, please feel free to reach out. We are here to assist you and provide the best possible service for your fence makeover needs.

How do we know you are reliable?2023-05-09T13:54:51-05:00

Fence Makeovers is a reliable company for several reasons.

  • Firstly, they have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing top-quality services to their clients. The company takes pride in using only the best materials for their projects, ensuring that their fences are durable and long-lasting.
  • Additionally, Fence Makeovers is committed to providing excellent customer service, which is evident in their prompt response times, attention to detail, and willingness to go above and beyond to meet their clients’ needs. They also offer competitive pricing, ensuring that their services are affordable and accessible to a wide range of customers.
  • Finally, Fence Makeovers has a proven track record of successful 20 year track record of fence installations and makeovers, with many satisfied customers who have left positive reviews and recommendations. All these factors make Fence Makeovers a reliable and trustworthy company that customers can count on for all their fencing needs.

We are insured, bonded, and members with the BBB since 2005 with an A+ rating.

Do you accept credit card payments?2023-09-11T11:30:28-05:00

As a convenience to our customers we offer credit card options. By using this method of payment there will be a 3.5% convenience fee added. To avoid the convenience fee paying with a check, cashiers check or cash is available.

How Are Wooden Fence Posts Being Replaced with Metal Posts?2023-05-09T13:47:19-05:00

I am having my wooden fence posts replaced with steel posts and getting the fence power washed then stained and for this process the fence company has to take the fence down and put it back up tomorrow. Anybody know if there is a better way to do this without having to live with no fence for 1 day/night?

To answer your question, Yes there is a better way especially for security reasons! When replacing wooden fence posts with metal ones, it is important to maintain the stability of the fence throughout the process. Fence Makeovers does this by removing and replacing one post at a time, rather than taking down the entire fence. It should never be down nor should it be power washed due to the high pressure that will scar and splinter it. We prefer using a hydro caloric solution to remove the mildew, dirt and debris on the fence using 40 to 60 PSI equivalent to a garden sprayer and then staining it with an oil base stain.

What Cities Do You Serve?2022-11-15T14:18:31-06:00

Our service area includes many cities in and around Dallas and Collin Counties including Addison • Allen • Carrollton • Coppell • Dallas • Fairview • Farmers Branch • Frisco • Garland • Highland Park • Irving • Las Colinas • Lewisville • Lucas • McKinney • Murphy • Parker • Plano • Prosper • Richardson • Rockwall • Rowlett • Sachse • The Colony • University Park • Wylie. If you don’t see your city listed, just give us a call and we’ll see how we can help you.

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