About Fence Stain

Treat your Fence with Oils, Stains and Varnishes

When your fence starts to crack and peel from exposure to the outdoor elements, it’s time to consider a product that will restore its natural beauty. A fence stain, oil or varnish might one of the things you look for, with a range of products available to help you treat your wood and timber fencing in the best way possible.

Promain supply a comprehensive selection of advanced fencing stains, tried and tested to deliver the high-quality finish your garden fence undoubtedly deserves. We have a range of colours available for those of you looking to create a decorative look, or clear wood stain for those of you more concerned about protecting the wood itself.

If you are looking for the best fencing oil or wood fence stain to protect and decorate your garden fence, Promain can give you advice to help you with your project. Within our range, you will find a selection of decorative products that offer outstanding protection, including penetrating wood finishes, wood stains, wood preservers and wood treatments.

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Solignum Architectural Solvent Based Opaque

Solignum Architectural Solvent Based Opaque

Solignum Architectural Solvent Based Opaque Wood Preservative is a BBA certified low-maintenance, solvent based microporou...

From £69.83 (£83.80 Inc VAT)
Owatrol Solid Colour Stain

Owatrol Solid Colour Stain

A hard wearing, long lasting protective paint which provides a decorative finish for coating decking, barns, cabins, cladd...

From £62.73 (£75.28 Inc VAT)
Bird Brand Stud Fence Stain

Bird Brand Stud Fence Stain

Stud Fence Stain prevents harm to horses by discouraging the ingestion of fencing and rough sawn timber

£29.50 (£35.40 Inc VAT)
SikaGard Universal 5 Star Wood Treatment

SikaGard Universal 5 Star Wood Treatment

An all-in-one treatment for wet rot, dry rot, fungi and wood boring insects that out-performs solvented products.

£16.35 (£19.62 Inc VAT)
Bedec Timber-Flex

Bedec Timber-Flex

A NEW water based elastomeric mico-porous matt paint that has been developed for use on timber such as cladding, garden fu...

£49.99 (£59.99 Inc VAT)
Blackfriar Wood Preservative Gold Star

Blackfriar Wood Preservative Gold Star

Blackfriar Wood Preservative available in CLEAR and 5 colours for sheds and fences.

From £25.70 (£30.84 Inc VAT)
Bedec Barn Paint

Bedec Barn Paint

Bedec Barn Paint is suitable for featheredge, waney edge, metal and plastic cladded, fencing, exterior wood, metal, brick ...

From £25.67 (£30.80 Inc VAT)
All in One Spirit Based Complete Wood Preserver

All in One Spirit Based Complete Wood Preserver

A Spirit Based Complete Wood Preservative for sheds, fences and exterior timber, HSE approved.

£81.75 (£98.10 Inc VAT)
Ecosote Wood Preserver

Ecosote Wood Preserver

Ecosote Wood Preserver is a water based preserver that fight fungi and also control green algae growth.

£36.49 (£43.79 Inc VAT)
Water Based Fence Concentrate

Water Based Fence Concentrate

Concentrated water based fence treatment makes 400 litres of dilute for dipping fence panels, sheds and garden furniture

£128.17 (£153.80 Inc VAT)
Owatrol Aquadecks

Owatrol Aquadecks

Owatrol Aquadecks for all Interior and Exterior Wood such as decking, garden furniture and cladding

From £25.76 (£30.91 Inc VAT)
Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint

Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint

Owatrol Shed and Fence Paint is water based, opaque matt finish paint for exterior wood substrates such as sheds,fencing, ...

From £62.73 (£75.28 Inc VAT)
Solignum Architectural Water Based Opaque Woodstain

Solignum Architectural Water Based Opaque Woodstain

Solignum Architectural Water Based Opaque woodstain is a micro porous that protects against the damaging effects of sunlig...

£69.83 (£83.80 Inc VAT)
Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain

Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain

Osmo Natural Oil Wood stain EFFECT a satin matt transparent wood stain for exterior use.

£100.97 (£121.16 Inc VAT)
Rustoleum Fassitek Thixo

Rustoleum Fassitek Thixo

Fassitek Thixo a protective and decorative finish for interior or exterior joinery, woodwork and cladding offers excellent...

£19.37 (£23.24 Inc VAT)
Owatrol Tropitech All in One

Owatrol Tropitech All in One

Waterborne coloured protecting finish for hardwood, softwoods, pressure-treated timber decking, docks and cladding.

From £72.68 (£87.22 Inc VAT)
Owatrol D1 Pro Honey Gold

Owatrol D1 Pro Honey Gold

Owatrol D1 Pro solvent based UV resistant long lasting saturating wood oil for interior and exterior wood.

From £106.56 (£127.87 Inc VAT)
Owatrol Textrol Penetrating Oil Finish

Owatrol Textrol Penetrating Oil Finish

Textrol protects soft and hardwoods against moisture and UV damage, Quick and easy to apply, will not crack, peel or flake

From £23.36 (£28.03 Inc VAT)
Osmo One Coat Only HS Plus

Osmo One Coat Only HS Plus

Osmo One Coat Only HS Plus is a solvent free semi-transparent, satin-matt Exterior and interior finish for hardwood and so...

£63.66 (£76.39 Inc VAT)
Solignum Fencetone AQ *CLEARANCE*

Solignum Fencetone AQ *CLEARANCE*

Fencetone AQ is a water based concentrate designed specifically for use on rough sawn timbers.

£9.99 (£11.99 Inc VAT)

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Stain for Wood Fence: What is it used for?

Fence stains are essential when it comes to repelling weather damage, eroding, insects and UV light degradation. When applied correctly and left to dry for the advised length of time, your fencing will be able to withstand attacks from sunlight, water, insects and mould growth. A quality wood stain will help you fence to resist many of the outdoor elements that would usually be harmful to the wood.

Fences that have been left untreated for a long period can become dull, broken, damaged and lifeless. Treating your fence with a fencing oil, stain or varnish will help you to restore beauty to your fence and your garden on a whole. You can purchase sprayable fence stain or varnishes that can be applied by brush, giving you the flexibility you need to protect your fence the way you like.

What is the Best Fence Stain?

When it comes to finding a quality stain to enhance the look of your fence, it’s important to consider all the different options first. There really isn’t a ‘best fence stain’, but there are a few solid options out there that we would recommend. Solignum Architectural and Owatrol Solid Colour Stain are just a couple of the stains we would recommend for treating and decorating your fence. Of course, it all depends on the substrate and the environment in question, as well as the level of protection that is required.

When is the Best Time to Stain Your Fence?

Staining your fence is a job for the spring/summer time. When temperatures are warmer (between 10-35 degrees celcius) and the relative humidity doesn’t exceed 80% are ideal conditions. Check that fog and rain aren’t part of the forecast as this could make staining your fence a lot trickier. Protect your fence from direct sunlight during the application process if you can, although this is just a general rule and may vary from brand to brand. Always consult with the manufacturers data sheet to ensure you stain your fence in the right conditions.

How to Stain a Fence?

Before you even consider staining your fence you will need to find out the best way to prepare the surface based on the technical data sheet provided by the manufacturer. We’d always recommend you consider the weather conditions as this will have an impact on how well your product functions.

As a general rule, we’d advise that all lose and flaking paint is removed and that the fence is abraded and thoroughly cleaned and degreased prior to application. All previous products should be completely removed and your surface should be clean and dry. Owatrol Dilunett is a solvent free paint remover that can strip previous coatings from your fence for you. After this, Net-trol can be used to neutralise the Dilunett and make sure the timber is clean and at the correct PH level prior to applying your stain.

How much will I need?

This totally depends on the system you choose to stain your fence with, as coverage rates can vary between brands. Wood is a natural substrate with carrying levels of porosity that can affect consumption. The chosen method of application can affect how much stain you need also. Sawn timber will consume more product and planed timber will give you a higher coverage rate, so be sure to find out about the surface you are treating.

Choosing a Product to Protect your Fence

If you need help finding the right stain or oil to restore your garden fence, the Promain technical department are here to help you along the way. By calling us, we can talk to you about the different products we have for staining fences, as well as the different fence stain colours and fencing varnishes we have available to help you make an informed decision.

As well as offering a comprehensive range of stains for fences, we also have stains for decking, interior wood and garden furniture, as well as interior and exterior wood cleaners to help you keep your wood looking fresh. We also stock a range of quality products for painting fences, should you wish to achieve a different look.