Botched stain on cedar fence

Old 02-23-20, 02:44 PM
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Botched stain on cedar fence

We had a cedar fence installed last summer and a few things went wrong I wanted to let it go natural so we didnít stain it but after a few weeks it became blotchy grey and wasnít aging in a way I experienced in a cedar fence I installed at another home. It looked really bad. So my husband convinced me it needed to be stained. So we did. Except in his eagerness to get the job done he stained in the sun and one section is much darker than the others. And the graying continues. So now the fence just looks like hell with unevenstain over blotchy grey and I donít know what we should do! Any help would be appreciated!
Old 02-23-20, 05:21 PM
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It should have been cleaned first. I use a bleach and water solution but others opt for oxalic acid.
Old 02-24-20, 01:00 AM
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Its the same as what is the difference between a good and bad hair cut, time!
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What kind of stain did you use? another coat might help.
pics would be nice -
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Old 02-24-20, 03:59 AM
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Yes, send pics. What might look bad from your view because you're so close to it, may look OK from a distance. Using a pressure washer with spray vs a stream, you may be able to "start" over. Try not to raise the grain with the pressure washer. Let it dry thoroughly then apply the stain of your choice. I like to use a combination of roller and brush.

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