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Forum topic by brantley posted 03-29-2012 05:13 PM 5413 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2012 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question fence stain

I am trying to figure out how i should apply a weather proofing stain to my fence. I live in a small town and none of the tool rental places rent out sprayers. WIll a brush and roller work? I know it will be labor intensive but i dont mind that. For the most part i was wondering how much more stain i will go through by rolling/painting as opposed to spraying? Im assuming i would go through much more but the guy at the paint store told me it would be about the same? Thought i would get some input here. THanks


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#1 posted 03-29-2012 05:35 PM

you could use a pump up sprayer,less labor but I think it would take more sealer.

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 06:04 PM

It would help to know what material you want to use and the type of fence, picket or more of a solid privacy fence…

If it’s a penetrating transparent stain you can use a pump sprayer. and probably won’t waste much. If it’s a solid body stain that’s latex based it will be thicker and you can easily roll it, but then you have to catch the edges with a brush if it’s a close picket style. Easiest to do is have two people, one on each side, and you can catch each others runs and misses. Won’t seem so daunting either. Also a lot depends on how dry the wood is.

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 06:05 PM

pay a student to do it for you….

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 06:44 PM

Stain is from Benjamin Moore paints. Pratt and Lambert is the brand. I am going with a semi transparent.

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 06:45 PM

Pine dog eared picket fencing

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 10:05 PM

I would put it on with a roller on a 6 foot long pole. I did my privacy fence and started with a pump up sprayer and there was too much over spray onto the concrete driveway. I went to the much more controllable method of using a roller.

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 09:09 PM

He still has to paint the edges of the pickets. He needs to brush as well as roll. If the pickets are spaced very openly you may be able to get a hot dog roller between them.

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