How to Build a Wooden Fence
This is the seventh of a seven-part series on building a wood picket fence:
- Part 1: Fencing Options for Your Yard
- Part 2: How to Set Fence Posts in Your Yard
- Part 3: How to Layout Wood Fence Panels
- Part 4: How to Install Wooden Fence Panels
- Part 5: How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length
- Part 6: How to Reinforce a Fence Gate to Keep It from Sagging
- Part 7: How to Stain a Wooden Fence in Your Yard
Stain is a better choice than paint for a wood fence, since it penetrates into the wood, doesn’t peel, and lasts longer. Paint basically coats the wood and requires regular maintenance.
When applying stain to a fence:
- Use a roller to apply the stain to the wood, covering as much of the fence as possible.
- Go behind the roller with a brush to cover spots the roller missed and force the stain deep into the pores of the wood.
- Use drop cloths under the fence to keep the stain off the lawn.
- If you live in an open area, you can use a sprayer to apply the stain quickly, but watch out for overspray drifting onto nearby objects and cars.
Watch this video to find out more.
I have a pressure treated wood fence that has “weathered” naked for about 5 years. We are finally going to waterseal/stain it this summer. Do I have to do any acidizing process before the stain?
No question just want to thank you for some ideas