Fence Painting and Staining Port St Lucie

Wooden fences last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Fence painting and staining help your wooden fence to last even longer! When you invest in installing a fence, you’re investing in quality, protection, and curbside appeal. Fence painting or staining can add life and appeal to your investment by protecting it from wood rot, disease, and wear and tear while enhancing your home’s aesthetic value.

Fence staining is a better option than fence painting, however, due to maintenance and appearance over time many choose painting to enhance their fence’s appearance. Neither paint nor stain will last forever. Wood absorbs stain and will fade over time and fence paint will chip and look less attractive. However, the higher quality of work done to the fence, the longer it will last, saving you time and money! We all want to “wow” our neighbors with our home’s appearance, but it’s important to make sure we are properly painting or staining our fences so that we remain happy with the results 

If your fence isn’t brand new, you may also want to consider hiring us or purchasing wood filler and supplies needed to correct any wood damage. When choosing tools and supplies make sure to consult the manufacturer’s instructions to see what they recommend when using their products 

Make sure to mow your lawn and trim around your fence to remove any obstructions. Sweep any trimmings and debris away from your fence to prevent them from getting stuck to the wet paint. Check the weather for the week and make sure not to paint before rainfall or if rain is expected within the next few days 

Lastly,  we will cover up any areas that you do not want to accidentally get painted.

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Fence Painting and Staining FAQ

Is it better to stain or paint a fence?

Stain is more forgiving than paint – it may not require primer, and you don’t have to work so hard to get a uniform color. If you have a textured or rough-hewn fence style, stain will work much better than paint. It enhances raw wood’s natural beauty and texture.  Unlike paint, stain won’t peel, crack or blister. 

Is staining a fence worth it?

A well-built fence should last 20 years. Staining it could add another 5 years of life to the fence but only if annual maintenance, cleaning, and re-staining practices are upheld.  Fence builders will say that staining your fence is the way to make you fence look natural and beautiful, but may need to be re-stained more frequently than most homeowners want to do. .

Can you stain a fence that has been painted?

Unfortunately, you can’t stain over paint, you only can paint over the stain. With paint, comes an immeasurable selection of colors.

How long should you wait before staining a new fence?

A good rule of thumb is to wait a month or two if the fence is made with dry materials. This will allow it to weather enough but not too much. If the fence is made with pressure-treated materials it may be 3-4 months for the posts to dry enough and can be checked with a moisture meter.

What happens if you stain over stain?

If the stain that you are replacing is darker than the new stain, then yes, you will need to remove the old stain. If you are going to re-stain it the same or a darker color, then you don’t need to worry too much as the previous stain won’t be visible once the job is done.

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