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Shabby to handsome in three easy steps

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Introduction

Make a gray, sagging wood fence look new again. With a few simple repairs, a thorough wash with a power washer, and a nourishing coat of oil stain your fence will look almost like it did the day it was built.

Tools Required

  1. Adjustable wrench
  2. Cordless drill
  3. Paint roller
  4. Paintbrush
  5. Power washer
  6. Rain gear
  7. Safety glasses

Materials Required

  1. Caulk
  2. Exterior screws
  3. Exterior wood glue
  4. Semitransparent exterior oil stain
  5. Turnbuckle (if needed)
  6. Wood preservative

How to Renew a Fence Overview

When did your cedar fence lose its rich, warm glow? Who invited that discolored, shabby-looking impostor into the neighborhood? Don’t worry—underneath that thin gray skin, the glow still remains. All you have to do is remove the surface layer of aged wood cells to expose a fresh layer of wood. With a power washer, it’s as easy as washing your car. Then apply an exterior wood oil fence stain to preserve this new layer of wood. It’ll prolong the life of your fence to boot.

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Project step-by-step (13)

Step 1

Power washing makes the huge cleaning task easy

Power washers are aggressive as a fence cleaner. They''s spray will slightly raise and roughen the grain on smooth wood. That''s use. It''t run the power washer without first filling the pump and hoses with water. To do this, attach a garden hose and the power washer hose to the machine, snap in a 25-degree tip onto the end of the wand, turn on the garden hose spigot and hold down the trigger on the wand until water squirts out for an easy fence cleaner. Release the wand trigger and start the engine. If it''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''s color will brighten as the surface is stripped away. Watch closely and stop stripping when no more color change occurs. You don''t improve the color.

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Step 4

Close up of sprayer tip

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Step 6

Glue damaged pieces

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Glue split and broken pieces when the wood has dried for at least 24 hours. Apply waterproof glue and clamp or tape the pieces firmly together.

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Step 7

Tighten loose boards

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Drive weather-resistant or stainless steel screws to tighten loose boards. Recess the head 1/4 in. and fill with a light-colored caulk.

Step 8

Straighten gates and doors

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Realign sagging gates with a turnbuckle. We spray-painted the shiny turnbuckle black to make it less conspicuous.

Step 9

Apply wood preservative

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Brush a wood preservative into the posts around the base to help prevent rot at this vulnerable area.

Did your fence posts rot at the bottom? Here''s cool and humid, allow another 24 hours.

Brush out the fence stain

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Brush the stain (backbrush) into the wood grain and all corners and gaps. Brush out any runs or drips.

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