|Forum topic by WOODIE1||posted 09-03-2016 06:16 AM||543 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-03-2016 06:16 AM
Ok told gardener to do simple 20’ of 6’ high fencing on side of house. The is SOCAL and he installed red/brown coated fir posts and already bought the 2×4’2 for the rails.
Problem he disappeared and I went wood shopping. I got lured in by the redwood fencing vs the regular cedar. Only a $1 more a piece so $50 at most extra.
Then I decide that what the heck I will run the smoother side through my planer. Now I have 40 pieces of very nicely planed fencing. The rough side has some sort or red coating I guess to make it look more uniform.
Honestly I am impressed at how nice it cleaned up. Problem is now I have to be more particular about the finish as it is dead smooth. The inner side will just keep the red/brown factory coatings.
What do you guys recommend for the now planed side? Can I use just regular UV stains? Most exterior stains are targeted at decks due to wear. I know the sun will be rough on it and can deal with fade just down’t want flaking, etc
Any ideas for a nice rich finish??? We don’t like the mix of heart/sap? wood and want to blend it in more uniform. I know it is a fence but any help would be appreciated.