Is It Better To Spray Or Roll Stain On A Fence?

Can you use a sprayer to stain a fence?

It’s possible to use a pump garden sprayer to apply stain on a fence.

When staining a fence with a pump sprayer, the process might go faster, but you may also need to back-brush as well.

A fence pump sprayer doesn’t get the stain deep into the pores, but the agitation of the brush helps you achieve that finish..

Is it worth it to stain a fence?

A well built fence should last 20 years. Staining it could add another 5 years of life to the fence but only if annual maintenance, cleaning and re-staining practices are upheld. Our fence builder told us that staining your fence is the way to make the highest maintenance fence you will ever own.

Can you stain a fence without pressure washing first?

You definitely should pressure wash your fence before staining, and here’s why. If you don’t pressure wash your fence before staining, it’s more than likely that the new stain won’t penetrate the wood as it will just sit on top of the old finish(es).

How many coats of stain does a fence need?

two coatsIn most cases, solid-color stains are like traditional paint and need just one coat to protect your fence. Semi-transparent penetrating stains often need two coats, with the second coat applied approximately an hour after the first coat.

Is it better to spray or brush fence stain?

When using a roller or airless sprayer, ALWAYS back brush the stain to really work it into the wood grain. Spraying is a great application (just be extremely cautious of overspray), but the magic is in back brushing it into the wood.