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.