What kind of stain is best for a cedar fence?
Oil-Based. Oil stains are the most classic and commonly used product for protecting your cedar fence from UV rays, water damage, mold/mildew, and more.
How do you naturally stain cedar?
How to Stain Cedar Boards
- Prepare the surface.
- Choose an oil-based, semitransparent penetrating stain, which is best at protecting the cedar from water and sunlight.
- Apply stain to cedar boards that are in the shade.
- Use a brush to apply stain for optimal penetration.
Should a cedar fence be stained?
A newly installed fence with the beauty of natural cedar adds value to your property. Staining a new fence can help preserve its look, and once an older fence has been cleaned, stain can help bring back its natural beauty. When selecting a stain for cedar, choose one that’s oil-based and semitransparent.
How can I make my cedar fence look natural?
Clear Weeds and Plants
- Clear Weeds and Plants.
- Clear away any weeds along the fenceline, and tie back any plants growing in front of the fence.
- Mix Cleaning Solution.
- Mix a solution of 1 cup bleach and 3 cups water in a bucket.
- Scrub Fence with Cleaning Solution.
Should I use oil or water based stain on fence?
We have all seen striped fences and decks – it’s not pretty. Our team of experts suggest using a water based solid stain to cover blemishes on old wood. Our top recommended and most used stains are commercial grade Oil Based Stains made with oils that penetrate, look great and work well in our climate.
Is linseed oil good for cedar?
Its natural resistance to insects, disease and water-induced rot are factors in cedar’s longevity, but a protective application of oil can enhance the wood grain and increase the lifespan of the furnishing. Brush a heavy, dripping-wet coat of linseed oil onto the wood and let it soak in for approximately 30 minutes.
Will linseed oil Keep cedar from turning gray?
Boiled linseed oil, despite not providing much water-resistance to wood when applied in the usual way associated with furniture, will do much to slow the weathering to that natural grey/silver colour if applied heavily and re-applied periodically.
Can you stain just one side of a fence?
A question that customers sometimes ask is whether both sides of the fence should be sealed. In reality, if one side of the fence faces a neighbor and they choose not to stain or seal their side will discolor and yours won’t, without this affecting the structural integrity of the structure.
Can you oil a cedar fence?
To keep you cedar fence looking its best, here are some handy tips: You never want to use Clear Water Sealer or anything clear on Cedar. You want to use a high-quality Teak oil. If you are going to oil the wood you should have planed the wood before installing the pickets.
What Colour is natural cedar wood?
Most types of cedar wood are a pinkish-red color, though it can have some purple tones as well. As it ages it loses its reddish hues and becomes a silver or gray color.
Should I paint or stain my cedar fence?
Cedar wood does not take paint well, and paint can actually reduce the lifespan of your cedar fence. For this type of wood, we recommend an oil-based stain or an oil-based wood treatment such as linseed oil to preserve the raw look of the wood.