Comparing Painting And Staining Wooden Fences

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Wooden fences provide a natural and rustic aesthetic to the yard in which they are installed. However, their aesthetic is greatly altered depending on whether they are painted or stained. Despite altering the appearance of your wooden fence in drastically different ways, paint and stain also provide your fence with a distinctive set of advantages and drawbacks. Understanding the differences between painting and staining your wooden fence can help you choose the best option for your fence's needs.

Paint

Paint for wooden fences provide a thick barrier against the weather and any wear that your fence will experience. This helps to protect the fence, and extend its lifespan as long as possible. It is also important to note that paint comes in a massive variety of different colors, which means that you can customize the appearance of your fence exactly how you want – allowing you to match the aesthetic of your fence with the rest of your yard or the exterior of your home with little effort.

However, there are a couple of downsides associated with painting your wooden fence. First of all, you will have to prime and paint your fence at least twice (and sometimes more than twice, depending on the wood and type of paint). Furthermore, paint can chip over time, which requires you to recoat your fence fairly often in order to maintain the appearance.

Stain

Stain represents a number of improvements over paint. First of all, it will not chip or peel over time due to weather exposure, which means that the aesthetic of your fence is much more likely to be maintained, reducing the amount of maintenance that you have to do. Furthermore, stain is much easier to apply to a wooden fence than paint is, as it does not require your fence to be primed, reducing the cost and amount of time it takes to apply.

However, stain isn't a flat upgrade from paint. First of all, while stain can help keep water out of your fence, it is much thinner than paint is and won't protect the wood as much from weather exposure and physical damage, which can cause your fence to begin to loo worn much quicker. Second, and perhaps more important, is the fact that stain only comes in a narrow range of colors designed to complement the natural color of the wood. This means that you can't customize the appearance of your fence to the same extent that you can with paint.

For more information, contact Buyrningwood Farm Inc or a similar company.

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