How to Use a Moisture Meter

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Using a moisture meter is an essential step before you start a new staining project. However, learning how to use a moisture meter is not as straightforward as it seems. There are a few tips and tricks you must know to get an accurate reading. I have used many moisture meters in my fence staining … Read more

Your Guide to Fence Stain Colors

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There has been an explosion of fence stain colors available today. Gone are the days when you have to choose between a half dozen shades of brown or red. With this bounty of choices comes the challenge of narrowing it down to just one.  If you are looking for inspiration for your next fence staining … Read more

Should I Stain Both Sides of my Fence?

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There are several reasons why you may want to stain only one side of your fence. Staining only one side can reduce the cost of staining. Also, the other side of the fence may be in a neighbor’s yard you cannot access. Either way, if at all possible, we recommend staining both sides of your … Read more

How To Stain A Fence

Learning how to stain a fence is a great way to make your wood fence look great and last longer. A fence stain will protect your fence from rotting and will keep it looking new instead of turning an unattractive gray color. Plus, you can save a bundle over hiring a fence staining company.  At … Read more

Should You Stain a Cedar Fence?

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Cedar is a natural wood choice for fences because it naturally resists rotting and insects. But, does this mean that it shouldn’t be stained or sealed? Every cedar fence should be treated with a high-quality fence stain. Staining the fence will make it last longer. While cedar has its own natural resistance to decay from … Read more

Fence Stain vs Paint: Which Is Better?

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Cedar is a natural wood choice for fences because it naturally resists rotting and insects. But, does this mean that it shouldn’t be stained or sealed? Every cedar fence should be treated with a high-quality fence stain. Staining the fence will make it last longer. While cedar has its own natural resistance to decay from … Read more

How to Clean a Fence Before Staining

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It is important to know how to clean a fence before staining in order to get the best stain job possible. Any dirt on the fence can interfere with the stain’s ability to penetrate resulting in an uneven appearance. Also, mold stains and gray mildew can tint the stain’s final appearance so you don’t get … Read more