Step Two – Prep Fence A For Staining
Now that all the repairs or replacement fence pickets have been done. It is now time to cleaning the fence.
We will share how to do this properly so the stain will adhere the best and last a very long time.
Clean A Fence
- Clean the fence with a solution of bleach and water. If a pressure washer is used ONLY use a 40-60 psi. If the pressure washer is set higher it will damage the wood by scarring it, making it look fuzzy and it will look terrible.
- Clean both the inside of the fence and gates as well as the outside too.
- Let dry for approximately ½ day or 2-3 hours before applying any stain.
- Recheck the fence in all areas as some areas may be more prone to heavy green moss or black mold. In this instance a second or third time with the bleach and water will remove “Most” of the residue.
- Sometimes it may be best to go over any areas that have paint on the fence with a wire brush to remove the paint
Step 3 – Prep For A Fence Staining
Last but definitely not least every fence picket and section is rinsed off with a water through a hose to remove any last particles, dirt and grime. This also is where someone can see if the fence needs to be bleached again for any missed areas or spots.