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Old 01-17-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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When using stained fences in landscaping, how often do you tell you clients the fences need to be re-stained? My rule of thumb is ever 5 years depending on the location. Is that too often or not often enough?
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:04 AM   #2
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Number of factors such as weather, sprinklers, stain used, Ive seen some that go 2 years and need some attention others may go longer.

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Old 01-18-2016, 06:39 AM   #3
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Thanks man. I was thinking the same thing. I know that a coastal fence requires attention much sooner because of the sun and heat.
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We say 2 years. With some darker colors, you can get another 6 months to a year.
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Number of factors such as weather, sprinklers, stain used, Ive seen some that go 2 years and need some attention others may go longer.
Sprinklers make a huge difference. Without regular rainfall and outside the range of sprinklers you can get away with 5 years. With regular exposure to water you really have to stay on top of that stuff though, or you'll end up replacing the whole fence.

I live in Idaho where it's dry and sunny most of the time, and if half a fence is in sprinkler range, you can just see that portion rot away underneath the otherwise pristine wood. It makes a huge difference.

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When using stained fences in landscaping, how often do you tell you clients the fences need to be re-stained? My rule of thumb is ever 5 years depending on the location. Is that too often or not often enough?
2 Years is a safe bet
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What ever the stain manufacturer says than I just advise them of the factors that will reduce the life of the stain.
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It depends on the type of stain you are using. Read the instructions and manufacturers recommendations. Typically 5 years max but 2 years is better. Clear stains require more staining. I like oil based stains.
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It's depends on whether its a transparent, semi-transparent, semi-solid or solid stain. The materials and design can also make a difference.

Typically, I'd recommend 1-2 years for transparent oil based stains and about 4-5 for solid waterborne stains.


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It's depends on whether its a transparent, semi-transparent, semi-solid or solid stain. The materials and design can also make a difference.

Typically, I'd recommend 1-2 years for transparent oil based stains and about 4-5 for solid waterborne stains.


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I use Woodrich stain because it's the only stain I could find that works on wet wood. If it's a fence it's pretty much guarantied to be wet where I am. It's also a tough stain, been using it a long time. I tell them three to five years on a fence.

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