I am installing fence which is using 4x4 redwood posts for the
supporting structure. The fence will run the length of an old concrete
wall that is topped with a chain link between along my property line.
Because the fence will be abutting this wall, I will have not have
ready access to the posts once the fence is installed.
I am looking for the best way to protect (painting or staining) these
posts from weathering and rot over the long haul so that I do not have
to restain/paint them for as long as possible. Asethetic is not a key
concern since the posts will be for the most part obscured by the
concrete wall. The only portion visible will be the portion that is
above the wall and visible from through the chain link fence on my
Any suggestions? I have read that solid color alkyd stains are good
for my intended purpose, but I have no real clue on this. Also any
suggestions on products would be helpful. Thanks.
I use Cabot's Decking Stain, the opaque version, which has pigments, but
does not peel.
Did my decks three years ago, and they look fabulous.
Cabots opaque stains are top rated this year by Consumer Reports, among all
deck and fence treatments.
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