Before your dog-eared wood fence faces the unrelenting dog days of summer, it’s time to add a layer of finish to revitalize, protect, and beautify it. Start with a premium wood cleaner and brightener to remove the ground-in dirt and help restore the original color of the wood.

If your fence has been previously stained, then use a premium wood stripper to help get back to basics and remove any loose or peeling coats of old stain. Plan on doing all this when you have at least 48 hours of clear, dry, warm weather.

After allowing the fence to dry for another 48 hours, apply a coat of premium transparent or solid stain to seal the pores of the wood and ensure years of lasting beauty.

This Summer Survival Guide tip is brought to you by Flood Wood Care: simple across the board.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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