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How often should you take care of your cedar fence? It would help if you cleaned as well as stain your wood fence every two-three years. Cleaning and staining your wood fence is essential to remember; otherwise, your fence will look run down and terrible. 

 

Cleaning and Staining Your Wood Fence

When it comes to the wood fence and adequately cleaning it. Make sure you have an excellent cleaning schedule for your fence. You should clean and restain your cedar fence every 2-3 years. You must start the process by selecting a good pressure washer. Because you will certainly need to either lease a pressure washer or hire a professional contractor that owns one. 

Make sure you see to it you make use of a good chemical cleaner to use with the pressure washer. But you don’t need to worry, because the majority of cleaners nowadays are biodegradable. So that way, it will not be hurting any bordering plants and vegetation. Before you start using the pressure washer on the fence, make sure that you find an excellent psi to use on it. Once you do that, then you, or a professional, will need to wash the fence with the cleaner carefully. 

Caring for a Wood Fence

When the fence is cleaned, the next step in maintenance is that you’ll be able to look at the fence and can quickly tell if you have any of the boards that are decomposing. Once you have done that and replaced any decomposing boards with new ones, the next step is to apply a coat of oil-based varnish. The reason I’m so ‘married’’ to making use of an oil-based varnish is that I feel the oil varnish penetrates the wood far better than an acrylic varnish does. 

After you have applied a single coat of the oil-based varnish, you then have the choice to select between a transparent, semi-transparent, or semi-solid stain. If you desire a more natural look, I would recommend that you go with a transparent stain. But if you want much more body or more color, then you should use a semi-transparent or semi-solid stain for that.

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When it comes to taking care of your cedar fence, make sure you clean it thoroughly and then make sure that you reapply the varnish and stain to your fencing every 2-3 years. Whether it’s fencing for your pet, a garden area, or your yard, a proper maintenance schedule is necessary. 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on cleaning and staining your wood fence, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, River West, Near West Side, Printers Row, Dearborn Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore East, New East Side, Streeterville, Near North, Loop, Old Town, River North, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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