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Renew Your Wood Fence In 3 Easy Steps

April 27, 2017

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

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Is your wood fence showing its age?

Bring it back to life in 3 easy steps.

  1. Give it a good cleaning. More than likely, the discoloration is purely at the surface, and the grimy coat can be removed with a power washer. Take your power washer and clean your fence thoroughly, being careful not to gouge the wood. Cleaning your fence with a cleaner/brightener that contains a mildewcide will help remove any mildew.
  2. Fix damaged pieces. After cleaning off that grime, you may notice a nail sticking out or a wood picket that is beyond repair. Luckily, these are easy fixes. Take time to hammer in any protruding nails for both aesthetics and for safety. Check out your local lumberyard or fence store for wood pickets that are sold individually and replace as needed.
  3. Apply a finish. The finish will improve the appearance of your fence while prolonging its life. Choose a stain, paint or waterproof sealer. Check out this post to help you determine which is best for your fence.

There you have it. You have a beautiful, renewed fence that is ready for your next BBQ. Now go kick back, relax and celebrate a job well done.

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