Good fences make for good neighbors but they also add a handsome, country feel to the space outside your home. To protect your wood fence from regular exposure to sunlight and moisture, you should finish it. Staining a wood fence is a great way to not only protect your wood fence but also create a more elegant look.
Things You'll Need
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Tack cloth
- 220 grit sandpaper
Sand the wood fence with 120 grit sandpaper. Wipe the wood clean with a tack cloth.
Sand with 220 grit sandpaper. Wipe the fence clean with a tack cloth.
Wipe the fence with a damp cloth to raise the grain and lightly sand again with 220 grit sandpaper. Wipe the fence clean with a tack cloth.
Wipe a coat of stain onto the fence with a cloth. Allow the stain to absorb into the wood for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer then wipe off excess stain from the fence's surface with another cloth.
Allow the stain to dry for the amount of time as recommended by the manufacturer and apply an additional coat to create a richer finish.
Tips & Warnings
- Wipe with the grain
- Sand with the grain
- Wear gloves to protect your hands from stain.
- Wear eye protection to protect yourself when sanding.
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