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Should You Have Your Fence Washed Before Staining It?

November 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Category: Exterior Pressure Washing


Fence Washing Pennsylvania New JerseyAs fences get older, they often start to lose some of their aesthetic appeal, thanks to their constant exposure to harsh sunlight, dirt, rain, or snow. Your fence will begin to lose its finish, and it won’t be long before you’ll notice the wood turning to unattractive shades of grey. Fortunately, you can bring your fence back up to its healthy, attractive appearance by simply re-staining it—but before you do that, you’ll want to have your fence thoroughly cleaned.

Although a power-washing is sometimes recommended for fence cleaning, our professionals believe that a soft-wash can be much more beneficial for your Pennsylvania or New Jersey home. After all, you only need to clean the surface of the wood, and you could end up significantly damaging your fence by pressure washing it.

The professionals at Pocono Non-Pressure Roof Exterior Cleaning will use state-of-the-art formulas and techniques to clean your fence’s wood as thoroughly as possible without causing any damage to any part of your home.

Why Clean Your Fence Before Staining It?

Dirt, grime, and even rotting wood are what are causing your fence to lose some of its luster. Before you stain it, it’s important that you remove those things, or you’ll be putting the finish on over the dirt and grime, which can mean that the staining job won’t last very long at all.

Washing away the dirt, grime, and layer of aged wood will help prepare the wood for being stained. It will also open up the pores of the wood and clean them out, so that they’re ready to receive as much of the staining as possible, giving you a long-lasting, worthwhile stain.

Our professionals will work to make sure that the fence of your New Jersey or Pennsylvania home is washed thoroughly and ready to be stained before our job is complete.

Staining Your Fence

Before attempting to stain your fence, you’ll want to make sure the wood in thoroughly dry. When you’re picking a stain out, you should look for products that have are waterproof and made specifically for outdoor woods. These products will provide your fence with the protection it needs throughout the changing of the seasons.

You’ll want work in small sections at a time and use a roller or a sprayer to apply the stain, then brush it into the wood with a wide paintbrush. If you’ve had your fence professionally cleaned, it should be very welcoming of the stain.

If you are looking for a fence cleaning specialist in Pennsylvania or New Jersey then please call 570-994-6918 or complete our online request form.