There are a number of finishes that you can apply to make your garden fence sturdier and appear more polished. It is important that you do not take your garden fence’s finish for granted and give it the best finish it can have. Not even modern technology can keep the ever-changing climate and weather from weakening your garden fence and taking advantage of the latest modes of finishes, you can lengthen the life span of your garden fence.
Paint: This is perhaps the most common finish that people across the world apply in terms of strengthening or polishing their garden fence. Modern paint quality has improved as compared to paint in the past few years and there are a lot of options to choose from as compared to years back.
Latex: what makes latex great as an option is that it is easy to apply and is not that expensive as compared to most paint. However, the problem with latex is that it easily peels as time goes by and latex is usually not advisable if you live in an area that experiences bad seasons. It will appear good and will easily spread when you first apply it but if such seasons overwhelm the place where you live, latex is not a good option.
Oil/Alkyd: These are costly options and require more effort when it comes to applying them but the advantage in using them is that they offer good quality finish and helps the wood withstand moisture as compared to other finish. They also get worn better as compared to latex.
Stain: This is another common option and comes in many colors and categories such as wood tone stain, a solid or bold color or a semi-transparent color. If for example you are looking for something that will blend in with the wood then you could go for a wood tone stain which also protects the fence from air and water effects while semi-transparent stains provides texture and the opportunity to add a color.