Heather generously offered to lend me her pressure washer. After using it for a day, I can see we’re going to have to get one of our own. I am totally amazed at the transformation of our fence. And with all of the wood surfaces we have, this would certainly make maintenance a lot easier.
Here’s what our fence looked like before – gray and stained. The fence is over 20 years old, and I’m sure it never had any stain or waterproofing.
it looks practically new:
It’s definitely a time-consuming project, though. The Pontiff and I switched off working on it, because your arms get tired after a while. We didn’t get through the whole fence in one day, but we were able to finish most of it.
Now we have to decide whether to stain it (and of course, then re-stain it every couple of years), or just leave it alone and pressure wash it once a year. If it was new wood, I’d definitely treat it. But considering that it’s already pretty “aged”, I don’t know how well a stain will last on it.