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    Default gray fence

    What can i do to spruce up this gray fence?
    matching the posts would be good.
    it is about 5 years old in a mild climate
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    Default Re: gray fence

    Would you want to paint it? You could give your kids a job - just mix lime and water and give 'em some brushes...

    What kind of wood is it that it weathered such a nice grey?

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    Default Re: gray fence

    Wild guess...

    The posts are treated (ACQ.. or CCA (*maybe*) and the fencing boards and lattice are cedar.

    You could pressure-wash all the boards and lattice to bring those back close to their original color (15-20 degree tip on PW)... or apply a semi-transparent gray deck stain to the posts to bring those closer to the color of the boards and lattice.

    The latter would be A LOT less work.

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    Default Re: gray fence

    thanks all
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    Last edited by anon125; 01-22-2011 at 04:43 AM.

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    Default Re: gray fence

    If you want to spurce it up, you can pressure clean it but before you pressure clean it apply a weathering restorer cleaner there is a cleaner call x-180 it can be applied by a pump sprayer then pressure cleaned it will remove the top layer of weathering it work great. Cedar cleans up nicely and does not need to be stained. You can find the it on the internet or at a pressure cleaning contractor store you might have one in your a



    Good Luck.

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    Default Re: gray fence

    "before you pressure clean it apply a weathering restorer cleaner"

    please explain why i apply this BEFORE i pressure clean. wont that just remove it?
    thanks
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    Last edited by anon125; 01-22-2011 at 04:43 AM.

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    Default Re: gray fence

    Sorry for the delay , but you apply before so you let the cleaner to do it job then the pressure will remove.

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    Default Re: gray fence

    buy some brown water based paint about the same color as the post.. Mix 1 gallen of water to one gallen of paint.. Get a hudson sprayer and go nuts!

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