Selecting a Stain for Your Cedar Fence

Selecting a Stain for Your Cedar Fence

Whether you are thinking of installing a new cedar fence or it is just time for your existing cedar fence to be stained you are probably thinking of color choices.  With today’s large market the selection is wider than ever.  Before selecting your color, there are a few items to take into consideration.

Examining the colors in the environment surrounding the fence can help when choosing your stain color.  Consider the colors of your home, such as your roof, siding, trim, and foundation.  Look at any landscaping surrounding your home, including the driveway, large plantings, or trees.  You may want to select colors that enhance these existing features or hues that will tie these elements together for a more coordinated look.

Prior to making a final decision it’s important to talk with a service professional about the specific stain color you are considering, as they will be able to provide additional guidance.  Dark colors tend to look even darker over a large area.  Reds and yellow-browns frequently appear more red and yellow.  Some mottled colors look exaggerated over a large area and other mottling effects can be completely lost.  The natural color or grain pattern of the wood itself can greatly influence the final color.  Semi-transparent stains will allow the fence’s original wood grain and coloring to come through.

The service professionals at Bright Services are happy to assist you with the selection of a stain color for your cedar fence.  Give us a call today at 215-357-3058.