We've just had some repairs made to a stockade fence (flat stockade topped
with a 1' high section of lattice) and of course the repaired sections stand
out garishly against the nicely weathered original. is there a way to
accelerate the weathering? I think that staining would not be the answer as
it would always look somewhat different whereas if I do nothing it will
probably be indistinguishable in a couple years.
Is there anything I can do to ameliorate the discrepancy in the meantime?
<< Is there anything I can do to ameliorate the discrepancy in the meantime? >>
It is very likely that the repaired section will never match the rest, so you
have as options:
1) Ignore it and worry about something more important.
2) Admire it as a sign to your neighbors that you care enough about your
property to keep it well maintained.
3) Conceal it with shrubbery suitable to the rest of the landsacape.
Might be other options as well. HTH
This is Turtle.
Paint it with used motor oil out of your car or truck and darken it darker
than the other part of the fence you want to match. then in about a week or
two you will see it have that grey weathered look. the Used motor oil will
also be a good weather proofing stuff. Now the E.P.A. is not going to like
you at all. Some of the farmer around here just use the used motor oil for
their fences to protect them from rotting. The new motor oil will only dull
it just a little and your going to have to use too much oil to get it darken
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