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Make a worn out fence appear bright and shiny again. All it takes are a few simple repairs. All you need is a power washer and oil stain.

 

Removing Stubborn Dirt

 

You cannot underestimate what a power washer can do. Nothing can stand the water pressure that a power washer delivers. It will remove all kinds of dirt. The fence can get deeply scarred and ruined by its powerful water jets. The use of the proper sprayer tip and spraying technique is highly recommended. Get more information here.

 

Used correctly, the power sprayer works well to your advantage. This can result in a better finish because it allows more sealer to be soak in the wood.

 

No other way of cleaning an old fence can compare with what a power washer can do. It is important to choose the right Painting Tips and test the pressure of the spray before aiming it on wood. Don't be 'trigger-happy' with a power sprayer.

 

Power washers are actually very simple to operate.

 

Make sure that nothing obstructs the path of the water spray along the fence.

 

You also need to wear the appropriate clothing.

 

Spray the power washer evenly across the surface of the fence boards. Stripping away dirt and grime from the boards brightens its appearance. Continuing to spray when you already see the wood exposed does not improve its color.

 

Repair Jobs

 

You may now see the extent of damage that your fence has suffered and what kind of repairs you need to do. If you have broken or split boards, you can repair it with waterproof wood glue. Screws can join loose pieces more tightly than nails can.

 

If your gate has been misaligned, use a turnbuckle support to bring it back to position.

 

Wood preservatives lengthen the life of your fence by protecting it from rotting. It is important to prevent your fence from rotting in this area.

 

The natural blend of the wood's color can be enhanced by using semi-transparent oil stain. It gives an added amount of shade to the natural color tone of your wood.

 

Seal It and Stain It

 

Do not apply sealer or stain unless the fence has completely dried after washing. This takes 1 - 3 days depending on weather conditions. Some kinds of wood take on deeper shades of color over time. You can use toned sealers if you do not want to add color to your fence.

 

A paint roller will do a good job of soaking the wood with sealer.  Sealer is absorbed by wood's pores. Brush the sealer into the wood after the sealer has been applied by the paint roller. Don't forget the corners. Be careful not to leave lap marks, as they show uneven and unsightly shades on finished jobs.

 

If You Think You Can't Get the Job Done Yourself

 

 

There are service people and professionals who offer to clean and renew fences for a suitable fee. Fees vary.ss