CLEAN & WATER PROOF YOUR FENCE

 

HOW TO CLEAN AND TREAT A FENCE

-CLEAN THE FENCE WITH CLEAR WATER AND A STIFF BROOM TO REMOVE ANY DUST OR DEBRIS FROM   THE FENCE BOARD.

- USE A DETERGENT TO HELP CLEAN THE FENCE. THE DETERGENT HELPS PENETRATE DEEP INTO THE WOOD AND LIFTS DIRT TO THE SURFACE TO BE RINSED AWA.  IT ALSO REMOVES DIRT, STAINS AND MILDEW. YOU CAN PURCHASE IT AT HOME DEPOT OR LOWES.

-USE A GARDEN SPRAYER TO SPRAY THE DETERGENT ONTO THE FENCE.  POUR THE DETERGENT INTO THE SPARAYER AND PUMP THE TANKS. USE THE SPRAYER TO SPRAY THE DETERGENT ABOUT 6 INCHES AWAY FROM THE FENCE.

-LET THE DETERGENT PENETRATE FOR ABOUT  15 MINUTES.

-POWER WASH YOUR FENCE.  PRESSURE WASHING YOUR FENCE HELPS REMOVE TOUGH STAINS AND DEBRIS THAT’S ON YOUR FENCE.

- LET IT DRY A COUPLE DAYS, BEFORE APPLYING THE TREATMENT/STAIN. DO NOT STAIN YOUR  FENCE UNTIL THE WOOD HAS HAD TIME TO DRY OUT.

-PURCHASE A WATER PROOFER THAT:

  • PREVENTS  WATER DAMAGE AND  MAINTAINS THE WOOD’S NATURAL COLOR AND COATING AND THAT WILL RESISTS MILDEW GROWTH.
  • USE A SEALER WITH A UV BLOCKING ADDITIVE. BLOCKING OUT UV RAYS WILL AID IN PROTECTING YOUR FENCE FROM DISCOLORATION.
  • YOU CAN GET A SEALER WITH A COLOR ADDITIVE AS WELL IF YOU WANT TO DARKEN OR CHANGE THE COLOR COMPLETELY, JUST MAKE SURE IT ALSO HAS UV ADDITIVES.
  • WE RECOMMEND SOMETHING LIKE THOMPSONS OR TWP.

-FOR BEST RESULTS IN APPLYING A WATERPROOFER OR STAIN ON YOUR WOOD FENCE, USE AN EXTERIOR APPLICATOR PAD WITH A LONG HANDLE.AVOID LAP MARKS BY APPLYING THE WATERPROOFER ALONG THE VERTICAL BOARDS, MOVING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND WORKING ON ONE OR TWO BOARDS AT A TIME.

-IF A PUMP-UP SPRAYER IS USED, BACK-BRUSH WITH A PAD OR BRUSH TO EVEN OUT THE FINISH.

-TO PREVENT LAP MARKS, KEEP THE LEADING EDGE “WET” AND DISTRIBUTE THE FINISH EVENLY. BRUSHES ARE PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE IN TIGHT OR HARD-TO-REACH SPACES.

-FOLLOW PACKAGE DIRECTIONS TO CLEAN TOOLS WITH EITHER MINERAL SPIRITS OR SOAP AND WATER.

-A NEW FENCE SHOULD BE PROTECTED, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AFTER IT’S INSTALLED. ANOTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO APPLY A WATERPROOFER TO THE BOARDS BEFORE YOU INSTALL THEM. THAT WAY YOU CAN THOROUGHLY COVER EVERY SIDE AND END.