Fence Restaining 101

Restaining your fence preserves and protects your investment. Just like people need to regularly visit the dentist and doctor to maintain their health and wellness, regularly staining your fence will maintain its health and quality by postponing the effects of time and the environment.

When you stain your fence, you’re creating a protective layer between the wood fence and natural elements, like sun, weather and extreme temperatures. You’ll want to maintain this protective layer with regular staining and maintenance restaining. Below we will go over a few things to consider when you’re thinking it’s time to restain your fence.

When should you restain your fence?

Location is the main factor behind your fence staining timeline. When considering restaining your fence, ask yourself these questions:

  • Where are you located geographically?
    • If you get a lot of snow in your area, or experience other extreme weather types, like excessive rain or heat, you will have to stain your fence more often than somebody in a more mild climate.
  • Where is your fence located on your property?
    • If your fence faces the sun, it will need to be stained more often that one located in the shade.

As you can see, climate, weather and temperature are the main things to consider when staining and restaining your fence, but there are a couple of other things you will want to consider as well.

What type of wood is your fence?

Fences are made with different variations of wood to fit personal design choices, geographical locations and of course, price. One thing to keep in mind however, is the type of wood you choose for your fence could affect how frequently you need to stain it.

For example, cedar wood turns grey as it ages in weather and environmental conditions, so it’s going to look worn and dated much more quickly than other wood variations. When you choose a wood like cedar for your fence, you’ll just have to be prepared to stain and further maintain it more frequently than other types of woods.

What type of stain did you choose originally?

Like many things in life, price often determines the quality of the product. The same is true with stains. Did you choose a cheap inferior stain when you originally painted your fence? If so, you need to be quickly prepared to restain the fence.

A high-quality wood fence stain will last longer and not need to be touched up and restained frequently like their cheaper counterparts. One thing to note is that with our fence staining, we only use high-quality products, so you won’t have to worry about restaining your fence for years to come.

So when it comes down to it, how often should you expect to have to restain your fence? A good rule of thumb is to prepared to do it every three to five years, depending on the conditions listed above. If your fence is ready to be restained, New Vision Exteriors is ready to handle all of your fence staining needs. Be sure to contact us today!