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Protecting Your Fence: Painting vs. Staining

Protecting Your Fence: Painting vs. Staining

Now that you have a brand new fence, you will want to make sure that it will last.

Now that you have a brand new fence, you will want to make sure that it will last. Two of the most common methods for ensuring this are to paint your fence or stain it. Here’s a little bit more information on what the difference is, and how each of these processes can make your fence last longer.

Painting Your Fence

Let’s take a closer look at painting your new fence. Painting has been the way to go for centuries, way before staining was even thought of. While painting does help, you will need to spend a lot of time making sure that the paint doesn’t chip, crack, peel, or fade away. In other words, there’s a huge time commitment to make sure that the paint stays on and always looks good. After all, an ugly-looking fence can create a distracting eyesore that will drag down your curb appeal. One alternative is to choose a vinyl fence that is painted white, instead of constantly painting and repainting your white picket fence. Vinyl is much easier to maintain than wood is, but the choice is yours.

Staining Your Fence

Let’s say that you’ve decided that painting is not for you. Either you don’t think it will produce good results, or you just don’t enjoy the prospect of bundling up to go work on your fence in freezing temperatures. Another possibility is to stain your fence instead. Adding a layer of stain is more expensive at first, but the upside is you won’t need to reapply it. To keep it clean, all you need to do is use a good power washer. That way, you can put on a new layer of stain without needing to remove old paint first. You can also choose to do neither of these things and let your fence just be a fence. But if you do this, your fence can wear out extremely quickly.

Choose Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia for All of Your Residential and Commercial Fencing Needs

Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterest, and Flickr.

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