Unpredictable weather in DFW is the main cause of unsightly discoloration and deterioration of your own fence. Years of snow, sleet, rain and hail can eliminate your fencings natural glow. That’s where we come in. Staining is a popular and affordable alternative to fixing fences.
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DECIDE ON APPLICATION METHOD APPLICATION OPTIONS
3) Airless Sprayer
4) Pump Up Sprayer
5) Professional High-Pressure Sprayer
Roller and brush are self-explanatory so should we have to cover either of these, you might like to reconsider. Just ensure you use brushes and rollers that are suitable for use with petroleum-based products. Don’t purchase the high dollar ones; this is fencing.
Airless and pump up sprayers We don’t use airless sprayers, but they’ll work so we’ll refer you back to your owner’s guide. Pump up sprayers may work; I don’t use them for stain application though…I use them for cleaning solutions. You pump them up and start spraying the stain. As you use it, the pressure is likely to run down that’ll typically begin to change the grade of your coverage. With either type of sprayer, pay attention to your spray pressure and try to keep it as consistent as possible, to keep the stain application uniform (more on that in a moment).
The preferred method of application is to use a pro-grade high-pressure sprayer, that’ll ensure a uniform delivery of stain through the job and shorten the period needed to get the job done. It a bit tough for most home owners to access this kind of equipment, much less know how to use it. Whichever tool you use, Wood Defender products can help ensure the most professional results possible. This removes the requirement for back-brushing or rolling required to ensure many goods have a uniform appearance and mitigates pressure variations during sprayer application. In this regard, Wood Defender is the do-it-yourself best buddy.
No matter which way you choose, this will be a messy procedure which can get stain on you, your clothes and shoes. We recommend you wear clothes you’re tired of because they’ll get stain on them and not be good for much else. Wear comfortable shoes that you won’t mind having stain spots.
PROTECT PROPERTY AND SENSITIVE VEGETATION
Identify any land or vegetation which can be damaged by stain or bleach and develop a plan for protecting them. We recommend fences be bleached prior to rust to kill mold, mildew and algae and to prepare the surface to receive the stain. Normal household-strength bleach is suitable for this task and, in that concentration, it might have effect on vegetation in receptive environmental conditions. Nevertheless, if you’ve plants If you’ve plants or shrubs that you consider very sensitive, then cover them with a tarp or plastic while discoloration and spraying, then spray them with water when you’re finished. Wood Defender goods may be easily cleaned off non-porous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, etc. Dawn dishwashing detergent is extremely capable of cleaning these surfaces.
Unlike the non-porous surfaces described above surfaces will must be wetted before, during and after staining. This is especially challenging when dealing with pergolas along with other overhead structures, however it may be done. Remember to consider neighboring yards and let your neighbors know that you will be working on your own fence.
Cleaning the fencing is the initial step in preparing the fencing for staining. You’ve to decide if you wish to bleach the fencing or power wash the fencing. Power Washing is tough on timber and we prevent it at any cost since you’re essentially driving water to the timber at a few thousand PSI so as to strip off the outer coating of wood to make it look new. In case you’ve a movie forming product such as paint or Water Seal, you must either reuse the current product or power wash your timber because oil-based stains such as Wood Defender won’t comply with the film. Bleaching is a far best option in most cases for either unstained or previously stained fences. Why ? Since it kills all the mold, algae and mold growing in your timber damage. A combination of those four things is the reason for your fencing turns black or gray and you want it gone before you apply blot! utilizing a bleach compatible sprayer, use bleach to the timber on your fence in the top to bottom. It’ll kill the grass under the fence so that you do not have to border for a couple of weeks. In case the fencing is truly blackened, you need to use bleach right, if it’s moderate to light gray, 3 parts bleach to one-part water will find the job done.
STAIN THE FENCE – Prior to staining, you must mix the stain. The very best way we’ve found to achieve this is to pour the stain in another 5-gallon bucket and then use a stick and get the stain. When they are well mixed, pour the remainder of the blot from the first bucket to the second bucket. Lastly, pour about a half cup of paint thinner or mineral oil to the first bucket and use a brush to get all the pigment on the bottom and side of the bucket and pour the mixture into the second bucket. Yes, this is a small a little chore, but we do it with each bucket of stain to ensure you get the protection and quality you’ve purchased.
Something will go wrong. Fantastic prep and planning will assist mitigate the effect and minimize negative results. When staining the fence where it combines the home, apply stain to the 3-5 pickets closest to the home by hand. This may enable you must point the sprayer away from the home when staining the rest of the fence close to the link point and prevent or minimize overspray which will get on the home.
Consider the weather when booking your bleach and stain jobs. Prevent days with strong wind and bad forecasts. Don’t stain the fence when it’s wet. Wait until it’s dry. Pressure treated wood may be stained, but the results will not be optimal before it’s dried. This could take a few weeks due to the level of saturation throughout the pressure treatment process. Be patient and allow it dry. The better result will be well worth the wait. Our guideline is to wait at least sixty days following a pressure treated fence was installed prior to applying stain. Like any job the standard of the timber and pressure therapy may have an influence on your results.
Preparation is the key to the prevention of overspray or stains. Have a fantastic plan and spend some time to execute it. Talk to your neighbors before staining to ensure you do not inadvertently harm any of their property. Ensure you correctly mix stain to ensure even pigmentation. If staining with a volume of stain, occasionally check the blot to ensure isn’t settled into its component layers. In case your fence has flaws, blemishes brands of sprinklers, or variations in color and texture, consider picking a Semi-Transparent stain. Semi Transparent stains have more pigment and will be more efficient at covering these up.
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