Wood Fencing- Paint vs. Stain
The fencing specialists at Fence and Decks of Ocala have years of experience installing and repairing custom wood fences for our clients. Do you have a wood fence that still has life left in it, but is in need of a cosmetic change? If so, you are probably debating between painting and staining your fence. Read below to see the pros and cons of both painting and staining your fence:
Which option is recommended by most professionals?
When deciding whether to paint or stain your fence, most professionals will recommend that you choose to stain your fence. Stain not only generally lasts longer but is also more weather resistant.
What are the cost differences?
Stain will be more costly upfront over paint. However, because you will need to repaint your fence more frequently than you will need to re-stain your fence, in the long term painting your fence will become much more costly. Therefore, if you are planning on making this decision a long-term style choice, staining would be the more cost-effective option.
How much work does each option require?
When starting with an unstained/unpainted fence, the amount of work staining or painting the fence would take would be relatively equal. However, one of the major negatives that comes with painting a fence is that paint is known to easily chip and peel, especially in particularly harsh weather areas. Because of the chips and peeling, when repainting your fence you will need remove all of the old paint before repainting. This process can be very labor intensive and timely. On the other hand, when you stain your fence you will not have to deal with these issues. While stain does fade over time, stain holds up longer than paint and the re-staining process is much easier than the repainting process. The only prep work needed to re-stain a fence would be a quick pressure wash to make sure the old stain is sufficiently removed before re-staining the wood.
Why doesn’t everyone stain their wood fence?
While staining may clearly seem like the better choice, many people opt to paint their fence because they want their fence to be a particular color. Recently, there have been many new stain colors created and produced. Therefore, it is now easier than ever to find the color option you want for your fence in a stain form.
The fencing and decking contractors at Fences and Decks of Ocala are here to make all your fencing and decking dreams a reality. Painting or staining your home or business’s fence can transform the curb appeal of your property. Our fencing experts have many years of experience helping residents and business owners in Ocala, Florida and the surrounding areas find a fencing option that satisfies their aesthetic and practical needs. If you would like more information or do not see the fencing option you are looking to install on our website, please call our professionals at Fences and Decks of Ocala at (352) 254-5275 or visit our website https://www.fenceanddecksofocala.com. Fences and Decks of Ocala prides itself on offering free, no obligation estimates to our customers. Don’t wait, call us today
What are my fencing material options?
It is very important to consider the wide variety of fencing options you have when it comes to picking the right fence for your home or business. Our fencing experts at Fences and Decks of Ocala are here to help you determine what type of fence meets both your aesthetic and practical needs. When you work with our fencing contractors at Fences and Decks of Ocala you can choose from the following residential and commercial fencing options:
While wood fencing may be considered a more simplistic style of fencing, there are many benefits associated with picking a wood fence for your home or business. Wood fencing is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly, making it a popular choice among home and business owners. Wood fencing also presents a sense of customizability as it can easily be stained or painted virtually any color of your choosing. Our fencing company prides itself on offering our customers a wide variety of wood fencing options for their home or business.
Vinyl fencing is a style of fencing that has gained much popularity in recent years as it offers home and business owners an easy to maintain privacy fence option that is considered very aesthetically pleasing. While our fencing contractors at Fences and Decks of Ocala offer a range of color options for vinyl fencing, many customers choose the classic white vinyl fence as it can easily be paired with any home color and landscaping styles.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Aside for the aesthetic style of wrought iron fencing, it is considered to be an extremely durable fencing option. Wrought iron fences will long out last other traditional fencing styles because they do not fall subject to outdoor elements in the way other fencing options do. Wrought iron fences are also considered to be one of the low maintenance fencing options offered by Fences and Decks of Ocala.
Aluminum fences are known for their versatility and ease of maintenance. Fences and Decks of Ocala offers a wide variety of styles and colors of aluminum fencing. Aluminum fences are also considered to be an affordable and durable fencing option. Aluminum fencing is gaining more popularity among Fences and Decks of Ocala customers in recent years.
Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fencing is commonly known as the most affordable and simple fencing option. While chain link fencing lacks the customizability other fencing options offer, it’s durability and affordability make up for it. If your aesthetic needs are minimal, a chain link fence may be the right fencing option for you.
Steel fencing is typically referred to as the most durable fencing option. The security and privacy steel fencing offers is a quality of this style of fencing that cannot be matched by other fencing options. While the durability of steel fencing is comparable to that of wrought iron fencing, steel fencing is rust resistant making it a more popular option in recent years for Fences and Decks of Ocala customers.
The fencing contractors at Fences and Decks of Ocala are here to make all your fencing dreams a reality. The addition of a fence to your home or business can transform the security and curb appeal of your property. Our fencing experts have many years of experience helping residents and business owners in Ocala, Florida and the surrounding areas find a fencing option that satisfies their aesthetic and practical needs. If you would like more information or do not see the fencing option you are looking to install, please call our professionals at Fences and Decks of Ocala at (352) 254-5275 or visit our website https://www.fenceanddecksofocala.com. Fences and Decks of Ocala prides itself on offering free, no obligation estimated to our customers. Don’t wait, call us today!
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