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Paint Vs. Stain for Wood Fences
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Paint Vs. Stain for Wood Fences

Let’s say you just installed a brand-spanking-new wood fence for your backyard, or maybe you have a front yard picket fence that needs a little TLC. Regardless of the situation, staining or painting your fence should be a priority to give the wood a barrier of protection from varying elements.

But which one is best for you? Let’s look at the pros and cons of staining or painting your wood fence to help decide what’s best for you!

Painting Your Wood Fence

Good ole’ paint is helpful for many facets of homework inside and out. Let’s cover some benefits and drawbacks you’ll receive from painting your wood fence:

Wood Fence Painting-Pros

The great thing about painting your wood fence is the vast number of customization options that come with it. The variations of color you can use are endless, as long as you choose exterior paint for the job.

Go with the classic white for your picket fence out front. Maybe you want your privacy fence to blend in with the trees and shrubbery. Either way, you slice it; the color paint you desire exists!

Painting your wood fence protects it against the elements, including the sun, wind, and rain, for years after application. You won’t have to worry about reapplying a new coat of paint for up to five years, so annual maintenance is not a big issue!

Wood Fence Painting-Cons

Painted wood fences will flake and peel over time, causing unflattering patches on your wall and allowing moisture to seep into those areas. Additionally, painting your wood fence is more expensive than staining and time-consuming. So, if you decide to paint your fence, go with a trusted professional.

Staining Your Wood Fence

Like painting, staining your wood fence offers both positives and negatives, such as:

Wood Fence Staining: Pros

Staining your wood fence is pretty straightforward and less expensive than painting. All you have to do for prep is scrap the old paint and get staining! Wood stain does not crack or peel like paint and lasts longer before a reapplication is needed.

Wood Fence Staining: Cons

Depending on the state of your wood fence and general climate at the time, staining may require more than one coat. In addition, staining offers far fewer color options for you to choose from.

Contact KNO Woodworks for Trusted Fence Work

When you need various fencing options and solutions in the Minneapolis area, trust in KNO Woodworks!

Start your project online or give us a call at 612-226-5172 today!

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