Restoring a Wooden Fence

The cleaned and stained fence looks great!
Mildewed and dirty fence.
Washing the fence.
Cleaned and dry, ready to stain.
Staining- note the cardboard to protect the grass.

Restoring an old wooden fence really dresses up your yard. This article will give you all the details on how to restore your wooden fence. I recently restored 103 linear feet of 6 foot tall treated picket fence (one side only). The first thing to do is power wash to remove dirt, mildew and the loose wood fibers. I used a 2700 psi washer with a 15 degree tip, keep off the wood 10” and clean with the direction of the wood. I cleaned one half of a picket per swipe. Be careful not to splinter the wood.