If you need to keep your wood fence looking good, you will have to maintain it every few years. To keep the wood from rotting, apply a wood preservative to seal it. It’s like wax on a car helping to protect it from the elements. Especially weather and water corrosion.  Water-repellent preservatives and sealants are sold at home-improvement and hardware stores. 

Pressure Wash the Years Off

Clean the wood every two to three years to remove dirt, moss, mildew, and graying.  The fence should be examined for rough spots and broken wood. Using sandpaper, smooth rough areas. Replacing nails that have popped out is necessary. Screw or nail additional nails or screws into loose boards. To keep the fence from discoloring, use aluminum nails or screws that will not rust.

Clean the fence with a pressure washer after removing any moss, loose paint or peeling paint. The surface of your wood fence can be cleaned by power washing. For the safety of yourself and the wood, keep the sprayer about 18 inches from the fence.  Ensure that the nozzle is continually moving around the fence surface to avoid dings and gouges.

Stain for Protection

Seal the wood with a water-resistant preservative or sealant to prevent moisture from entering. Pay attention to the joints and parts of the fence near the ground.

The wood fence should be painted or stained. Consider a product made for the outdoors that contains a water-repellent or preservative chemical.

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