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Advice on Cleaning & Sealing Cedar Fence

Posted by karenlynn KY (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 21:25

Does anyone have any advice on cleaning, staining, sealing a cedar privacy fence. We put up the fence about 5 years ago. When we put it up we semi-stained it. It has been looking bad the past couple years. A lot of faded & green color I assume is algae although it gets lots of sun. Also the birds have left their mark. We want to clean it & stain/seal it. Can a pressure washer be used to clean it? What kind of cleaner should we use. And what is a good stain/seal? We originally stained it a cedar color. Would we have to stain the same color again. Thanks for any help.

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RE: Advice on Cleaning & Sealing Cedar Fence

If it's been sealed, you might need to sand it before staining.

We accidentally found that CLR applied with a stiff brush restores our teak furniture beautifully, so if you have some of that, try it on a section of the fence maybe with a toothbrush. Rinse, and I bet it will take the gray's and greens out.

Good luck!


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