New Homeowner...Sealant Recommendation

Old 07-10-17, 04:09 AM
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Question New Homeowner...Sealant Recommendation


We're new to owning a home. Very excited, but the wife made a comment regarding our fence. We'd like to pressure wash it and then seal it. I've saved some YouTube videos on how to clean the fence but the question now is, what type/brand of sealant do we get? I searched this forum but did not see anything close...can anyone recommend a brand?
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A lot depends on what you want the fence to look like. Most any siding or deck stain will do a decent job [assuming you stay away from the cheaper coatings] Depending on what the fence currently looks like, I usually apply a bleach/water solution to the wood before rinsing it with a pressure washer.
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Along with cleaning something like that, pressure washers can also damage the wood, if the pressure is set too high. So go right ahead, it's what I would most likely use, but start at a lower pressure and work your way up as needed to remove the mold, mildew, and whatnot.

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