Although your wooden fence is treated with special chemicals to ensure its longevity, there are many proactive measures that you can take to make sure your fence lasts for many years. By following the steps in this guide, we will show you how best to care for your wooden fence and maintain its beauty and purpose at all times.
Over the years, your wooden fence will begin to lose its beautifully rich glow. This discoloration happens when the wood cells in your fence break down due to the ravages of climate and the sun’s penetrating UV rays. But although this discoloration is unsightly it doesn’t mean that all hope is lost! By using a power washer you can remove the surface of aged wood to bring out a fresh layer underneath. When using a power washer always consult the manufacturer’s labels regarding safe usage.
Wear safety goggles and protective body wear at all times when operating the power washer.
After you have power washed your fenced to bring out the fresh layer of wood underneath, allow the fence to dry for at least 24 hours before applying a wood polish. There are many varieties of wood stains available on the market so be sure to do your research before purchasing. A good wood oil will preserve the life of your roof for many years.
If your fence has seen better days, consider making repairs. This can mean anything from nailing down lose boards, getting rid of rusty nails, to applying a wood preservative to vulnerable areas of your fence.
By following these easy steps you can be assured that your fence will continue to be a focal point of admiration and privacy for many years!