Wood fences have long been used for purposes such as curb appeal, property line marking and privacy. Fences can be made of many types of wood from pressure treated pine and cedar to western redwood. Regardless of wood type a wood fence should be periodically stained to protect it from the elements. Regular maintenance is necessary to prolong a fence’s life.

Armstrong Clark stain is ideal for most types of wood fences. If dealing with pressure treated pine, pine, cedar, redwood or rough sawn wood then Armstrong is the best stain for fences. Armstrong deck and siding wood stain is designed with an amazing formula consisting of nondrying rejuvenating oils that isolate from the drying oils that stay on top of the wood surface. The drying side of the formula locks in the conditioning oils, which aids in wood rejuvenation. Armstrong stain for fences helps with color retention, water repellency and wood conditioning.

Fences do not take as much abuse as say a deck floor. A deck floor and the tops of deck hand rails are horizontal surfaces. These surfaces are more prone to water damage, sun exposure and foot traffic. A deck will need to be cleaned and recoated ever 1-3 years. A wood fence is a vertical surface that sheds water off quicker, is not as susceptible to sun exposure and does not have foot traffic. Therefore, a wood fence may only need maintained every 3-5 years on average.

A fence should be cleaned with a wood cleaner, then neutralized with a wood brightener prior to being stained. This will give you the best results. Armstrong stain is available in over a dozen different tones. Not only will it protect the fence from Mother Nature, it will also enhance the wood grain’s natural beauty. Whether for privacy, curb appeal or both a wood fence that is well taken care of will always look good and last for many years.

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    Susan · 12/09/2017
    Our fence, put in June 2017, is made of rough-sawn, Western Red Cedar. PIckets are horizontal. Posts are treated pine. We live in Houston, TX. What should we use to clean the wood? Could this cleaning be done utilizing a pressure washer? For testing moisture prior to stain application, the semi-transparent stain portion of your site says to use a moisture meter to make sure the cedar is no more than 15% moist. is this meter an expensive instrument?
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    Armstrong · 07/16/2017
    Nick:
    Building a vertical plank rough cedar fence. Considering applying stain prior to construction. Also reading articles that wood must be installed and aged 4+ months prior to applying stain. Is this true for rough cedar?

    Not for rough sawn cut. you can stain right away as long as the wood is dry.
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    Nick · 07/15/2017
    Building a vertical plank rough cedar fence. Considering applying stain prior to construction. Also reading articles that wood must be installed and aged 4+ months prior to applying stain. Is this true for rough cedar?