Re featheredge fencing: In the garden I've noticed a couple of low down
bits of wood (approx 30cm high x 7cm wide) which have nearly separated from
the main pieces, in the shape of the grain. (Could be that the fence got
kicked - I don't know). 1. What's the neatest method of repair? 2. How
often should the fence be painted and 3.what's the longest-lasting and
nicest coating to use? (I know they come in all shades these days, but I'll
probably keep to real wood colours.)
Replace any faulty boards using 3.5 x 30 gold screws.
It`s always useful to check your fencing at least once a year ( before winter
wind and rain ? ) and repair any broken bits and refix any loose nails using
screws.( A battery electric screwdriver/drill is VERY useful )
The cheapest and longest lasting fence preservative is old engine oil.
I use Cuprinol Wood Care - it seems very good, keeps it colour much longer
than Creosote (or Creocote as they now sell)
But it ain't cheap.
Personally all the water based ones I have seen fade very quickly.
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