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Painting vs. Staining Your Fence

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Once you have decided to utilize our fence company in Evanston, your next step is deciding on specifics regarding your new fence. How tall do you want it to be? What material should it be made of? What do you want it to look like? All of these questions are important to consider before breaking ground. Your fence should not only look good but be able to hold up against extreme weather conditions as well.

Once your fence is installed, there are three different ways that you can “finish” it. You can paint it, stain it or leave it how it naturally looks. At Top Line Fence, we want to make sure you understand the pros and cons of each option! Here’s what you need to know:

Painting It

If you’ve always imagined living in a home with a white picket fence, painting it might be the best option for you. But it is also important to note that choosing to paint your fence requires the most maintenance in the long run. On average, you’ll need to repaint your fence every 1-3 years. And living in a city like Chicago, you might need to do it more often, as the warm summers and frigid winters may cause the paint to chip or crack. When painting a new coat, you’ll need to make sure that all of the existing paint is scraped off, a fairly labor-intensive task.

Vinyl fencing is a material that can help you achieve the look of a white picket fence without the included maintenance. Staining the fence white is also another option to achieve this look.

Staining It

Another finishing option that our fence company in Evanston can complete is a stain. While the initial cost is higher than paint, in the big picture, it will be cheaper because of less maintenance. Stains don’t have the ability to peel or crack, and while you might need to re-stain every so often, all you have to do to prepare is give your fence a power wash.

Stains can be solid to achieve the look of a white picket fence, but they can also be transparent if you love the look of natural wood.

Leaving it Natural

If you want your fence to continue to age over time, giving it a more worn-out, weathered look, you can leave it natural. This style is becoming especially popular, as it saves both money and effort.

Contact our fence company in Evanston if you’re in need of a new fence!

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