The Easiest Way to Stain a Fence

Save

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
  • Cloths
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Stain
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • 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.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit louisbourg fence image by pcphotos from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!