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Reasons To Stain Your Wood Fence


There are lot of reasons to stain your wood fence.

After you’ve have your wood fence for a while, you might notice that it’s looking a bit run down. There might be cracks in it or it could just look weathered in general. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t worry! You can revitalize your wood fence by choosing to stain it. Staining describes the process of applying a wood stain to your fence, a process that could benefit your fence greatly. Here are some reasons to apply a wood stain to your fence.


As we all know, fall brings wet weather. This could negatively affect your fence because the moisture could get inside the wood and cause it to rot. This rotting could result in structural damage to your deck, which could lead to expensive repairs. Also, water could penetrate the surface and freeze, resulting in the fence cracking. Another issue to worry about is warping due to temperature shifts.  Adding a wood stain to your fence will create a barrier between it and the elements. It works by creating a seal on the fence’s surface that dirt, water, and intense sunlight will struggle to permeate. This perk is essential because it ensures that your fence will be looking its best and performing well all year long.


Wood stain is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is use a brush or roller and apply it to your fence, ensuring that you cover the fence’s surface evenly. Also, unlike paint, some stains don’t require the use of a primer before they are applied. This simplifies the process even more because you won’t have to take an extra step before refreshing your fence’s appearance. Staining your wood fence is an easy way to keep up with its maintenance, which is one of the most important factors.

Visual Appeal

A newly-stained fence is truly a beautiful sight. You can bring out the natural grain of your fence with a wood stain, which will surely make your fence pop! If your fence is old and looking a bit rundown, instead of trying to replace it, consider staining it instead (unless of course there are structural issues).


When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family home or business, trust the experts at Hercules Fence.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Fence online or give us a call at 800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.

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