When to stain new fence?
The answer will depend on the type of fence you have erected and your personal taste.
The most common reason for staining a fence is two-fold, esthetics (the look of the thing) and preservation (stain helps to extend the life of some types of wood).
For un-treated wood (except cedar) you can and in most areas should stain your fence immediately you finish putting it up.
Semi-transparency or solid, latex/acrylic or oil based stains all work and have various pros and cons.
For cedar fences, personal taste is your best guide. This is one of the woods where preservation is less needed. Teak and cypress being two others (but the prices for these can be prohibitive).
Good cedar will "silver" within a year or two, depending on your area, and the amount of "weather" you experience. If you like the look of silvered cedar, it is completely un-necessary to do anything but wait.
If, however, you do not like the "silvered" look, the fence will need to be stained, usually after the first year.
Pressure treated wood should be allowed to weather a bit before staining. It usually comes with a bit of colour from the chemicals used in the process, so it is best to let that fade, particularly if you are using a semi-transparent stain.
Depending on your area and the amount of "weather" you get this will take anywhere from 2 months to a year.
Once the wood has started to grey give it a good cleaning, allow to dry and apply your stain.
If you are using a solid stain, the timing is less important, you can usually paint it with a solid stain within weeks of finishing your project.
Because wooden fence will suck in the stain, you need to estimate more than the actual surface of the fence. You do not need to account the spaces inbetween the planks, as that´s your reserve, the wood will suck in as much. So basically you manage just by measuring the length of the fence times the height of the fence and doubling that value (you want to stain both sides, yes?) Depending on the darkness…
If you "put up" the fence, one might presume that you purchased the materials and provided the labor, making it "your" fence, even though it may be located on land owned by someone else. Under this theory you did not "give" them the fence; rather they "permitted" you to occupy part of their property with your fence. The fence did not get sold with the property, as it was not theirs to sell. You may…
If you have painted the neighbor's side of a wood fence can the neighbor make you replace it with a new wood fence?
Perhaps you have mixed up your words in your question. It makes sense if read as, "If you painted your side of your neighbor's wood fence can the neighbor make you replace it with a new wood fence?" If that is the case, you had no right to paint your neighbor's fence without their permission and the answer to your question is they can sue you in court for damaging their property. If they sue…
When doing wood finishing do you need to sand the old stain completely if the new stain is much darker?
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Strip off the old clear coat finish with either a liquid or gel stripper. Clean the surface with alcohol. Once dry, try a small amount of the new, darker stain on an inconspicuous area to check for proper color. Once determined, apply the new stain (preferably an oil-based stain). When the stain is thoroughly dry (1-2 days), apply several coats of clear finish. Let dry and you're done.
Well, first start by planning. You will want the fence to be in sections of 8ft. So mark of every 8ft, and that is where you will put your posts. Dig holes at least 1ft, but preferably 2ft deep and set posts in concrete. Then attach brackets if using metal posts, and then attach 2 horizontal 2ft by 4ft, one a foot or so from the bottom and one a foot or so from the…
Most often professional fence painters are paid by the linear foot. Prices vary depending on the fence construction, height and material (paint/stain) used. On an average 6-8ft tall accoustic/privacy fences with both sides being painted, 2 coats using a mid quality paint your roughly looking at $4.00+ a linear foot including paint. roughly $1.00 per linear foot per side labour
Can a neighbor refuse to allow their existing fence to be joined by a new one on the adjacent property?
Yes, they can refuse. The fence is their property, so you must have permission to join their fence to yours. If not, you can build to the edge of your property line, leaving a gap between the two. You can have your property surveyed to determine your exact property line, and if their fence is on the line you can connect at those points only. You can also make them remove the fence if it's…
Rubbing Alcohol will remove permanent marker from your rug. The best time to work on the stain is as soon as possible. A dry stain may not be removable. You should get some clean white cloths, dampen one of the cloths with rubbing alcohol and dab the stain with the cloth. Change the cloth frequently to a clean section of the cloth or to a new cloth so as to not spread the stain. As…
Simply no you do not have any legal responsibilities regarding your new garden fence but make sure that it is actually in your garden you can check this by looking where the supporting posts are as they must be on your ground and if they face your neighbours garden you may need to move the fence in a little bit otherwise they could take it down if the posts are on their land so the…