We clean and stain fences for many reasons. Some people just need a little extra help getting their fence looking good again after a storm or other damage. Others want to add a new look to their property that will last for years. And others simply enjoy the challenge of working on a project that requires skill and patience. Before we dive into the process, we would like to answer this question too:
Why should I clean my fence before staining?
When it’s time to clean up your yard and give it a new look, the fence is one of the items more than likely needing attention. When a wood fence starts losing its beauty from sun damage, wind damage and it starts to go through the greying process it may be time for new stain to be applied to restore the fence.
To restore the fence properly it must be cleaned first. No different than preparing a home to be painted. It’s part of the prep work. Proper preparation gives the fence a new look without the cost of a new fence. Cleaning the fence will remove built up dirt, grime, green mildew, and black mold. If this process is not done first the stain will not adhere to the fence.
If any repairs are needed, we can do the repairs first, then clean or clean first then fence repair. Some fence pickets may need to be replaced, add screws to lose boards, caps and replace kick boards if necessary.