Stain, Paint, or Varnish

Regardless of whether you have a weathered old fence that needs to be done up a bit or if you are getting a brand new fence, you will need to make a decision on how you want to protect the fence and how you want it to look. You have a lot of finishing products to choose from, stain, paint, and varnish being the top choices for most people. There are a number of things you will want to think of when choosing the finish for your fence, and in this article we will be discussing a few things that you might want to consider before making the decision.

The first thing you should think of is the amount of time the finish will last. Paint generally lasts the shortest amount of time and will begin to peel off pretty quickly compared to the other two. Varnish and stain will stick to wood much better as the wood will soak it up. Between the two, stain will last longer than varnish. The stain only really begins to fade away but does not scrape off of the fence. So if you are happy with the look of stained wood, which can honestly look amazing, you will have to worry about your fence the least in that situation.

Another thing you will want to consider is the cost of the entire operation. Stain will be the cheapest of the lot but you will need a lot more stain to do the job which is why it can end up costing more in the initial staining process on the raw wood. However, stain will need to be maintained a lot less as it lasts longer. If you wish to get the fence stained then you can call the Edmonton deck and fence company to do the job.