If you are going to go through the expense of having a beautiful cedar wood fence installed in your backyard, then let’s talk about what is a good wood fence maintenance schedule.  Click on the video below to watch this quick video:


Wood Fence Maintenance Schedule

So what is a good maintenance schedule to keep your fence looking amazing?  So let’s first talk about what you have on there now.  If your fence shows most of the wood grains and knots, then you probably have a transparent stain on.  That gives your fence a very natural look.  And if you have a semi-transparent stain, that will give you a bit more color.  And a semi-solid has even more pigment.  These are the three types of stain color-types.

So how many years can you go in between a good cleaning (power washing) and stain job?  I’d say the best wood fence maintenance schedule is every 2-3 years. Whether your fence is used as a backyard dog kennel fence, garden fence, or anything else it is important to have a good maintenance schedule. 

Mark’s Favorite Wood Fence Stain Review

So before you apply that cedar stain, you’ll need to get your fence nice a clean.  Check out my other blog post on how to care for your wood fence.  My favorite brands for wood stain are Ready Seal for its transparent stain.  Sherwin Williams has both a wonderful semi-transparent and semi-solid stain.  Finally, Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat has a great semi-transparent and semi-solid stain Ready seal, transparent.  And if you are bothering to stain your wood fence, you might want to check out what are some of the different types of decking material.

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So to sum up, I’d high recommend using any of the three brands mentioned above.  My favorite type to use is the oil-based wood stain.  It might not last as long, but I believe an oil-based stain is the best for your wood cedar fence.  You can go 4-5 years between a good cleaning and staining, but the best wood fence maintenance schedule is every 2-3 years.  Take a quick minute to watch my new video above, and make sure you have the tool list too to get the job done.  Check out my 160+ videos on my DIY YouTube Channel too.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on pressure washing and staining your wood fence, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the St. Charles, Warrenville, Orland Park, Naperville, St. John IN, Plainfield, Joliet, Shorewood, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.