How do you stain a fence that has already been stained?

How do you stain a fence that has already been stained?

How to Restain a Fence

  1. Slip on a pair of rubber gloves and goggles. Pressure-wash the wood fence with a unit featuring a 25- or 40-degree tip.
  2. Allow the fence to dry for at least 24 to 48 hours.
  3. Allow the first coat to penetrate the wood for one hour.
  4. Wait 72 hours for the final coat of oil-based stain to dry.

Can I stain my fence myself?

This process is very simple. You are going to apply the stain using a brush, roller, or a hand-pumped fence stain sprayer like the Olympic® Premium Deck Care Sprayer. No matter the method you use, make sure to apply an even coat of wood stain to the fence. Cover the entire surface.

How do you prepare a wood fence for staining?

Clean the fence surface by applying a cleaner — a small solution of soapy bleach water may be all you need, but seek out a fence/deck cleaner for tough stains. Scrub with a stiff bristle brush to remove dirt, debris, and mildew. Rinse thoroughly with a high pressure nozzle attached to a hose or a pressure washer.

What is the best roller to stain a fence?

3/8 to 1/2-inch roller covers are best for lightly textured surfaces. When applying stain with a roller on rough surfaces, like weathered exterior wood, use 3/4-inch or thicker roller covers. Tip: A paint or stain’s manufacturer will list whether a long or heavy nap, or if a short nap will work best.

What is the easiest way to stain a fence?

Drape drop cloths over nearby surfaces and objects to protect them from stain spatters. Apply stain to broad surfaces using a ½-inch nap roller. You can also apply stain with an electric cup sprayer. Move the sprayer vertically to apply stain with the wood grain on the fence.

Is staining a fence worth it?

Benefits of Staining and Sealing Fences Staining and sealing wooden fencing not only keeps it looking good it also ensures it will last longer, particularly if a softwood like pine has been used for construction.

How many gallons of stain do I need for a fence?

For a small fence, up to 175 square feet, you will only need one gallon of stain, in any transparency. If your fence is larger, up to 550 square feet, you will need to buy 2 gallons of stain. For very large fences, up to 700 square feet, you will need 3 to 4 gallons of stain to complete the project.

Should I use a brush or roller to stain a fence?

For the best results with a brush, pick a staining brush that’s 4 or 5 inches wide. If you opt for a pad, the best type for fence staining is a pad with a fluffy nap, such as the pads that are sometimes labeled for use on decks. Finally, if you’re using a roller, any paint roller will do.

Can you use a roller to stain fence?

If using a roller, opt for a medium nap roller cover, then fully saturate the nap with the stain. Apply the stain in two- to three-foot sections of the fence at a time, taking care to back-brush, or re-paint over uncovered areas left by the previous stroke, with a wide brush.

How many coats of stain do I need for a fence?

two coats
In most cases, solid-color stains are like traditional paint and need just one coat to protect your fence. Semi-transparent penetrating stains often need two coats, with the second coat applied approximately an hour after the first coat.