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Renewing a Worn-Out Fence Clean an old, damaged fence and make it look new. Here’s a DIY for simple home repair. A power washer and a good coat of oil stain is all that’s needed to refinish your fence. Learning to Use a Power Washer You cannot underestimate what a power washer can do. Nothing can stand the water pressure that a power washer delivers. It will clean off grime. But it can also damage the wood. This is why it is also important to understand how the power sprayer works.
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Used correctly, the power sprayer works well to your advantage. This is beneficial as more sealer can be absorbed in the wood because there is more surface area to work on.
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No other way of cleaning an old fence can compare with what a power washer can do. A wide angle tip is recommended for cleaning old fences. Don’t be ‘trigger-happy’ with a power sprayer. A power sprayer is a fairly easy equipment to use. First clear the surface of the fence of anything that can block the spray, like loose plants. You also need to wear the appropriate clothing. Spray the power washer evenly across the surface of the fence boards. The boards will brighten as the pressure of the spray passes each section. You only need to clean the wood a little with the use of a power sprayer. Straigthening Up the Gate You may now see the extent of damage that your fence has suffered and what kind of repairs you need to do. If you have broken or split boards, you can repair it with waterproof wood glue. Bind separated joints with corrosion-free bolts and nuts instead of common wire nails for better fitting together. Turnbuckle supports can be used to straighten up the fence gate. It might be necessary to brush or spray the bottom of your fence with wood preservative. It is important to prevent your fence from rotting in this area. The natural blend of the wood’s color can be enhanced by using semi-transparent oil stain. Wood stains contain pigments that add a blend of color to the wood’s natural shades. Seal It and Stain It After cleaning, let the fence dry completely. This takes 1 – 3 days depending on weather conditions. Some kinds of wood take on deeper shades of color over time. Sealing is easy, it’s a DIY job anybody can learn to do. Use a paint roller to apply a good soak to the wood. Let the sealer be absorbed by the wood as much as it can. A paint brush is a good way to finish off applying the sealer after the paint roller. Don’t forget the corners. Avoid lap marks. If You Think You Can’t Get the Job Done Yourself If you are not up to cleaning and staining a fence yourself, you can contact service providers to do the work for you. Depending on the extent of the work needed to be done, appropriate fees are charged.

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