How to take care of Pressure Treated Pine Board on Board Fences have been challenging. Sprinkler systems that are not set properly will show water marks. Setting the sprinklers properly (not watering the fence itself) will diminish the signs of water damage and may prevent the mold, mildew and black marks that appear on the fence over time.

A good maintenance process will help keep a pine fence looking good for years. It is recommended to clean the fence every three to four years with a bleach solution to clean all the dirt, debris, green mildew and mold off the fence. By doing this the fence doesn’t get the white and black scars on the fence.  Once the pine wood turns white there is no cleaning it, bleaching it to make it look new.  The white and black on a pine fence means there has been years of neglect on the fence pickets where the water continues to absorb into the wood. Over time the pores of the wood seal up (get clogged) then may turn white or black.  The scars in fact are permanent.

Watch this 3 Part
Pressure Treated Pine Board on Board Fences
Video Series

In the videos below Robert Barnes shows you what to look for on the pine fence. This particular fence has so many challenges but offers a great visual of the different problems a pine fence has without a good maintenance program. This particular fence has a lot of mold, mildew and years of water damage. The water damage actually comes from the sprinkler system not having the sprinkler heads adjusted correctly so the water does not hit the fence.  When the water hits the fence pickets every week for years the pictures above are a result of what can happen.  Don’t be discouraged because when you see the final result nobody will know how the fence looked Before the fence repair, and the cleaning. All you will see is a Fence that looks brand new.

Part 1 – Why is my fence Green and Black? What is this? – Pressure Treated Pine Board on Board Fences – How to Fix

Mold and mildew on fence

Part 2 – Power Washing vs Bleaching My fence

There are many schools of thought on which way is better power washing or bleaching. With Fence Makeovers, LLC our preferred way is to bleach the fence at a very lower pressure of 40-60 psi.  This will not damage the fence and leave it fuzzy, rough or scared. Watch how the fence gets cleaned with bleaching. This prepares the wood for the stain that will be applied to make the fence look new!

power wash vs bleach a fence

Part 3 – Coming soon

Fence Makeovers Estimators will be happy to come to your home and give you a free estimate on repairing your fence, cleaning your fence or just staining your fence.  The team has over 30 years of experience in maintaining fences. They are able to give you on honest review of your fence repair. Our goal for the homeowner is to “Just Restore – Don’t Pay More”.  Fill out the Free Fence Repair Estimate form and our friendly office staff will be able to schedule an appointment when it is convenient for you!  Our estimators always show up for appointments.

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