Staining / Sealing Wood Fence

Old 06-08-19, 07:39 AM
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Staining / Sealing Wood Fence

I had a new wooden fence built about three years ago. At that time, I used a brownish Olympic-brand stain and sealant for protection. Over time, some of the wood has bowed. I'd like to protect the good wood that;'s left (from sun and rain) but am unsure of what kind of product to use. Some have recommended a clear sealant (specifically Olympic Waterguard Clear Wood Sealer) , but I've also read that may not be good to put on top of wood that's already been treated. Can I just apply a new coat of the same stain and sealant used three years ago? Any thoughts on the best option here?
Old 06-08-19, 08:28 AM
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The bowed wood was likely caused by it being thin cut and not fully dried when nailed up, too far between supports also plays a part. Not much you can do about the bowed wood other than replace it or live with it.

Unlike interior stain there isn't any benefit from applying a clear coating over your fence stain. Nothing wrong with applying another coat of the stain you used originally. 3 yrs is a little soon for a fence stain to fail although a lot depends on the environment it's exposed to. You'll find better stains at your local paint store.

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