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.
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.