Taking Care of Your Wooden Fence

Wood fence maintenance is something that you should know so you can keep your fence looking brand new. You will find that some tasks take more to do than others, though.

Maybe it will help to motivate you when you remember how much you paid for it, and you want to keep it looking brand new, hopefully. Here are some very handy tips you can use right away or during the next weekend when you have more time.

Fence Painting

Most of the time you’ll read that it’s not a good idea to paint a wood fence. There are some pros and cons to staining versus painting, and maybe the best thing is to speak with your fence contractor. This is why it is so important for you to take matters into your own hands and find out the best information. Do the usual practices with painting and possibly staining which is to use a coating of primer so the outer coating will have something to stick to. Staining can be funny sometimes, not humorous at all though, in that the tint when it is dried on your fence may be darker than what you looked at when you were shopping.

Addressing Molds

Be on the constant lookout for mold on your fence, and if you see then swing into action and eradicate it the best you can. When talking about maintenance, most people have no clue about why it needs to be done, and this is an excellent example of why it should be done on a regular basis. Mold will not do as much damage as other intruders such as regular and real insects, though, but it can do it if you let it go long enough. The only way you can stop this from happening is with good staining and then taking quick action if you see it.

Hiring Professionals

One of the more unusual types of pests is simply molded, and this will begin to occur after some months, etc. One very important cleaning tip is to avoid bleach in any form, and if you do use it you will begin to see patches. Just read what the instructions say, and while the installation contractor is there you can ask him questions. An inexpensive water pressure booster will not cost much, and then you will be good with cleaning the fence.

The list of tasks you need to do for wood fence maintenance should not be that long, and it is a very good idea to learn all that should be done. Bear in mind that it can be difficult to remember what needs to be done and at what proper interval. There may be a short learning curve, but rest assured it will not be too steep.