|Forum topic by Millo||posted 03-27-2010 03:07 PM||16824 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
03-27-2010 03:07 PM
I’m still NOT a real lumberjock as I haven’t completed anything—just done some exercises, more on that in a few weeks, to try document what I have learned and tried to learn, LOL!
Anyway, I moved past November, and as strange as it might be for Austin, Texas, it has rained pretty much every week since then. The Winter was fairly cold and long as well, preventing me from sealing our fence. Well, now our fence looks like crap. Now the weather forecast says there is not going to be any rain until Friday. We already have had 2 days without rain—woohoo! So now…
I still want to seal/stain my fence. I’ve noticed some neighbors that seem to have used only stain and it seems to wear out anyway—and this is a fairly new neighborhood. Also, I’ve seen the sprinkler patterns on the bottoms of section of their fences. So, it seems applying a good seal is the way to go.
Now, there is some graying starting to occur, which I guess it’s fungus, mostly on the horizontal braces that hold the boards up, but also on some of the boards. The boards have lost much of their attractive natural color. They’re the typical rough cedar.
So, what do you guys recommend, if anything? I HATE GREY FENCES in a neighborhood environment. I know, it’s part of how it goes, but I still dislike it. For a farm, sure, but for a house in a neighborhood the greying looks kinda depressing.
I was wondering a few things, like: should I powerwash it? Then apply some anti-fungal thing? Then seal with semi-transparent stuff? Or…
Just seal it with a solid color? Are there any products that stain, seal, and kill fungus all-in-one?
And finally, are Behr and Olympic pretty much the same thing, or is one better than the other? I know Behr has some anti-fungal crap as part of their line and obviously tell you to use Behr sealing after that treatment, as opposed to using any other brand. Not sure Olympic has it. Of course, the Behr thing could be just another product to sell people, or it could legitimately useful. Any experiences with these? I have been talked out of Thompsons Water Seal by more than a few people.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!