How do I Stain a Fence With Sprayer, Roller and Brush?


Can any member suggest me?

  17 answers
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Aug 25, 2020

    Hi James, I think this will help you:

  • Use a sprayer to apply the stain - it's fast - and then you can use a brush/roller to push the stain into the wood.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 25, 2020

    I tend to agree with the above poster to spray on and then are use the paint brush or roller to further apply the stain it all the necessary cracks and crevices.

    It might be best to check the application method suggested on your stain can/tub packaging can before proceeding.

    Sometimes that can affect your product warranty. I’ve use the BEHR products and they success guarantee their product and even provide replacement product if their warranty year claims fail. This warranty guarantee was used in our pressure treated deck with solid stain. They supplied cleaner and replacement product when a product showed weathering and wear before the advertised interval when applied as directed.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 25, 2020

    Assuming this is pressure treated wood, make sure it is cured. Opinions vary on the time it takes but at least 3 months, make sure it doesn't have the "green" tint any longer. Clean with TSP. Thoroughly dry. After that, I think it is a personal preference. The issues with a sprayer are clean up & overspray. If those aren't an issue, it would be the easiest and quickest way to apply. Roller would be my last choice for stain application. I've never had much luck with it doing a good job. My personal choice would be a brush because it's easiest to control the application.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 25, 2020

    Hi! maybe this will help

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 25, 2020

    Hi! Sprayers are great, except for what goes through to the other side, which may be in your neighbor's yard. All my neighbors on my side of the street have wood privacy fences. One neighbor two houses down tried spraying from his side of the fence. Which would have been great except for the over spray and spray that went between the boards, creating a mess on the other's side of the fence. If you have access to both sides of the fence, you might want to protect furniture, sheds, shrubs, etc. When I sprayed a chain link fence at our prior home, I put sheets of cardboard on the back while I sprayed. Then, I reversed the process. It was fairly neat. Our wood privacy fence has someone else's property on three sides. When we agree on stain or paint, I plan on using a roller and brush for more control. Factor in your access to the other side, talk with any neighbors you share a fence with and decide what approach works for you. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Annie Annie on Aug 25, 2020

    You can get a sprayer at most paint stores. You will go through more paint though, Brush and or roller is a slower but good option

  • Janice Janice on Aug 25, 2020

    The answer of whihc to choose depends on so many facts. Can you easily mask off areas you don't want sprayed ? How large an area are you staining? Any fence I've stained, I've done with two brushes---medium and large. I don't know how well a roller would work for staining. Here's a video showing how to spray.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Aug 25, 2020

    This video shows how to stain a fence.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Aug 25, 2020

    This is also a good tutorial on how to stain a fence.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 27, 2020

    Hi James, I hope this explains the best use of brush roller or sprayer. Good luck with your project.

    The Best Way to Apply Stain on a Fence | Home Guides | SF ... › ... › Home Painting

    Choosing the Tools For the best results with a brush, pick a staining brush that's 4 or 5 inches wide. If you opt for a pad, the best type for fence staining is a pad with a fluffy nap, such as the pads that are sometimes labeled for use on decks. Finally, if you're using a roller, any paint roller will do.

  • We've used them all and honestly, the sprayer has been the easiest. You need to put plastic down to catch the overspray, but it goes much quicker and it's very even.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 30, 2020

    Hi James,

    It is just a matter of your choice, and what you feel comfortable using. I always use a Brush because I have full control. Others use a roller system such as Paint Roller Pro, but if your fence is rough timber, that can be hard on the roller, or If you are competent with a Sprayer then that's the quickest way! Best wishes. You will have to make a start to be able to finish it......

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 30, 2020

    You could put the stain on with a roller that should cover most of the fence then use brush for touch ups

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 31, 2020

    I would use a roller to make it faster

  • I think it's going to depend on what kind of fence this is but a roller and brush will be less messy.

  • Marwen Marwen on Sep 05, 2020

    Enlist a brush, roller, or sprayer to stain the slats. wood stain to permeate wooden fence slats. Dip the tip of the comb into a can of stain, then coat any horizontal slats of the fence from left to right. It's just a simple information if you want to more you may check this link

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