cedar fences tend to fade to gray after a few years. learn how you can clean your fence with a pressure washer, then stain it to restore its original beauty. how to clean your cedar fence angie's list
part i in the series of how to restore an old, weathered, wooden fence. join us as we prep the wooden fence for stain. in total we spent $5 on bleach and a spray bottle in order to clean the fence
should the need arise to restore weathered cedar to a state where it can be painted or stained, significantly more effort will be required to prepare the surface of the wood for coating. in some climates, western red cedar does not weather uniformly and is likely to become dark and blotchy
make a gray, sagging wood fence look new again. with a few simple repairs, a thorough wash with a power washer, and a nourishing coat of oil stain your fence will look almost like it did the day it was built. when did your cedar fence lose its rich, warm glow? who invited that discolored, shabby
what is the best way to restore weathered, gray wood? i am going to restore my backyard fence and have heard several methods of removing the weathered gray layer of wood. should i pressure wash, use a chemical cleaner or both? i do not want to kill the grass and plants near the fence.
if you buy a new property that has an old fence, your first instinct might be to tear it down. but if it's structurally sound, building a new fence from the ground up will waste time and money. instead, you can restore the fence through sanding, staining and replacing the hardware, if needed.
here's how to restore an old denver wood fence. difficulty: moderate. step 1 - begin the refinishing process when there is no rain in the forecast for several days. this will allow your newly stained and sealed fence to dry thoroughly. step 2 - clean the fence with a pressure washer.
how to stain a fence with a sprayer: it's amazing how great a brand new fence looks but how quickly the wood dries out and looks dull. before you know it the sun, snow and rain have their way and your fence looks weathered and gray. restoring a fence with a new coat of stain is an ea
prepping your fence for a new stain. to keep your cedar fence in top condition, its important to restain it every 3-5 years. staining your fence isnt merely an aesthetic choice stain protects the wood from the elements and helps prevent checking, cracking, rot and other deterioration.
how to restore a faded wood fence. it's possible to restore a grayed-out fence to its former brightness. photo courtesy of angies list member donna s. of beaverton, oregon get quotes from up to 3 fence companies enter a zip below and get matched to top-rated pros near you.
we normally do only new fences, but a good customer has asked us to repair and stain their 9 yr old, never previously stained, weathered wooden fence located in the harsh southern california sun. it would cost a fortune to replace the entire fence, so that isn't really an option.
did you know that a 800 foot long cedar fence can cost upwards of $6,000 to replace? using teak and deck professionals to restore, refinish and protect your fence will extend its life exponentially, not to mention youll have a great looking fence as a feature of your backyard.
prior to re-stainning your deck or fence it is important to clean the wood area first. properly cleaning the material ensures that the stain you apply will adhere properly and last longer. proper cleaning of the wood will also bring the fence back to life and make it look newer. over time, dirt, mold, moss,
bought a garden bench and table 3 years ago and they have weathered badly, splitting the wood in places and they are a very dull grey colour - is it how do i restore v weathered wooden garden furniture? 17 posts i just repainted my weathered garden set with a fence stain carer the set looks like new now i choose a dark brown to help
the split-rail fence is as much a part of americana as the buffalo, the big red barn and the american flag. used to enclose pastures or simply installed as a decorative way to define property
restoring your western red cedar decking. deck surfaces should be refinished when the western red cedar starts to lose its color. the new finish needs to penetrate into the wood. finishing too soon leads to inadequate absorption; finishing too late means the coating may have been applied to weathered wood, which reduces the performance of finishes.
restoring aged cedar closets. do you have an old cedar closet or chest that has lost its aroma? do you think it has to be trashed? wrong-o that is the beauty of eastern red cedar. it can easily be restored. air and sunlight work together to clog the tiny pores of the cedar. this stops the natural evaporation process of the cedar oil.
the fence company i used to work for did alot of cedar fence back in the 80's, and the pickets left over from a job would get stacked back in the yard. the owner had one customer call the day we finished their fence and ask why it was already 'weathered'. his reply was that the got some of the rare 'silver cedar' that he got on a special load.
you don't have to do much to cedar shingle siding if you prefer its weathered gray look, other than clean and coat it with a clear water-resistant preservative and inspect it for rot and damage periodically. coating the cedar shingles with a water-resistant product helps to preserve the wood against moisture damage.
cedar has natural preservatives and holds up to all types of weather. over time, however, any wood siding can succumb to a blackened surface from algae or mold or simply turn a weathered shade of
uncoated, weathered cedar can often be restored to its original color by applying commercial products called cleaners, brighteners or restorers. although intended primarily for restoring horizontal wood surfaces, they generally work almost as well on vertical surfaces. some products are formulated with thickening agents to help the liquid cling better to vertical surfaces.