This post was updated on January 24, 2024
Best fence stain?
Deck stain can be used to stain a fence, but not every deck stain is appropriate for this purpose. Semi-transparent penetrating deck stains are best for fences because they penetrate the wood to protect it against both moisture and sun. The penetrating nature of these fence stains make it easier to apply so that you can avoid the drips that are inevitable when painting a fence. Semi-transparent penetrating stains are also best for fences because they allow the natural grain of the wood to show through. The best semi-transparent penetrating stains for fences are TWP, Armstrong Clark, and Restore-a-Deck.
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As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites.
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