To stain top cap of fence first you have to understand what a top cap is. A top cap is a horizontal piece of material that is attached to the top of a fence post or a series of fence posts. The purpose of a top cap is to provide additional support to the fence structure, prevent water from seeping into the end grain of the fence posts, and improve the overall appearance of the fence.
Top caps can be made of various materials, such as wood, vinyl, or metal, and can be designed in different styles to complement the fence design. Some top caps are flat, while others have a peaked or rounded shape. They can also be stained or painted to match or contrast with the fence color.
Many homeowners add trim with a top cap to enhance the look of the fence as well. In the design world it is called curb appeal. There is an added cost to add trim and a top cap however it will and can enhance the overall look of the fence, making it appear more finished and polished.
Now that we know what a top cap is, let’s move on to How to build a top cap.