Painting your Fence
If your wood fence looks like it needs a new paint job, stain job, or if your fences wood is exposed to the elements then call San Diego Paint Pros to give your fence the protection it needs. Fences are one of those tricky surfaces that are constantly under attack from man made forces. Sprinklers for example are one of the leading causes of wood-rot, discoloration and decay of wood fences, as the wood is consistently soaked and then quickly dried out from the San Diego sun. This continual expansion and contraction of the wood significantly effects the lifetime of the fence, however there are precautions that can prevent such degeneration.
Either painting or staining methods can be used in this situation to protect your fence. Staining allows for a classic wood finish and is much less noticeable if your preference is to maintain the appearance of the wood color, but staining requires routine maintenance to uphold its effectiveness. Stained fences should be stripped and re-stained every 5 years in Southern California. Before we stain your fence our crew will sand down the fence to provide a smooth surface to apply the stain. Once the wood is sanded down we will apply two coats of stain to the fence. San Diego Paint Pros will take the necessary steps to ensure the longevity of your stained fences.
Painting a wood fence can only offer a 5-7 year period of protection for the wood but with a wider variety of color choices. The advantage of using paints rather than stains is the ability to add a waterproofing agent. Waterproofing agents are relatively common these days as technology is continually improving, and by adding such ingredients into your paint an extra 10 years can be added to the lifetime of your fence. Before we paint the fence we will sand down the wood and old paint to give the wood a smooth finish. The next step is to paint on the primer to provide a good surface for the paint to adhere to. Once the primer has time to dry, we use an industrial strength sprayer to apply 2 layers of the desired paint.