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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pressure Washed and Stained the Fence

nON October 7th, I dug out all the hibiscus bushes inside our backyard and  re-planted it  outside along the  back fence.  I decided to do it because my husband mentioned that our backyard is being over-crowded by flowering bushes, so I solved  his issue.  I am glad I did it too because three days later after that, our neighbor's son gave us a full bucket of wood stain.  He said that his wife did not like the stain he bought for their deck so he gave it to us.  The outside part of our fence is stained/painted with this color but the inside part isn't.  So it was a blessing that he gave  us that.
 So the next day, hubby and I pressured washed  the  fence.  Our neighbor Dpn lent us his pressure washer (I have  awesome neighbors!)  That's why even though my husband has been trying  for us to leave this house, I totally hate the idea because it is seldom you find good neighbors.
 So anyway, we got it all cleaned out.  The green stuff that was  growing in the fence are all gone and it looked like new again.
 It was hard to clean the bottom part because there are plants.
 Glad we had a sunny day that day, we were able to washed and let it dry.
 The next day, I started staining the fence.  My goal was to finish it before sundown because it was suppose to rain that night and it did.
 Here's how it looks like.  It's not the prettiest color that I would prefer  to choose but it will  protect the fence so I didn't mind it at all.
 It rained that  night after I stained the fence so I was worried that it washed away the stain but it seems that it was able to dry out before it rain so I am glad.
 I just wish that it did not rain that night but glad  that I got it all done.
 It looks better now.  Got all the green stuff out and  was able to treat  the wood.
 The stain was not enough to cover all the  panels so we have to do this next time, if we can find the right kind that he gave us.
Hopefully, the fence will hold up for more years.  I love having the fence around our house  because it provides privacy and it keeps our dogs inside our property.  Painting it  with plants around was hard especially the bottom part.  My body was painful after  a whole day work but it's worth it.

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ladyleemanilasphotos said...

good job on the fence :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Painting the fence does give a fresh feel to your garden area. Lots of hard work here.

Cloudia said...

Frontier fort! What a lovely space! And I like the reddish color.

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Carolina Sebastian Walker Inhofe Martinez said...

fence is a nice tool for shadows.

Jessica said...

I think your fence looks like it's got a new lease on life! It definitely makes the space look finished and will help you and your family (and your dogs) enjoy your backyard.

Masshole Mommy said...

It came out great! I have been thinking about renting a power washer for my house actually.

Stefanie C. said...

The fresh look is great! I think it will definitely help your fence last a long time! We have a very similar fence and we love it because of the privacy and it keeps our pets safe!

Jeannette said...

Great job on the fence! I love your yard. It looks welcoming and warm. I wish we knew our neighbors. I miss that from when I was a kid.

Lisa said...

You did a great job. Last summer, we tore down our wood fence and ended up doing vinyl.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Your fence looks great! My husband is always doing things like this around the house. It really helps the place look spiffy.

Mistee Dawn said...

Wow. That was a lot of work, but well worth it! Glad you got it done before it rained!

mimicutelips said...

Looks good, I wish we had yard that we could actually do something with.

Liz Mays said...

I'd say this project was a success. It's great that you're neighbors were friendly enough to give you some supplies!

tiarastantrums said...

it looks fantastic - it looks so much better! Cleaning the fence is hard work

Ricci said...

Looks like you did a great job!! I need to pressure wash the siding on my house!

Deal Match Maker said...

You did an amazing job! Nice final result and looks like you had so much fun.

TayaBelle said...

i have found that pressure washing alone can do wonders on wood surfaces! almost makes them look brand new! your backyard looks great!

Ourfamilyworld said...

That's a lot of work, but you did a great job. I love the reddish color of the stain you chose.

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

I love the nice clean look and you have inspired me to use my pressure washer again. My fence is so long though, it will take forever, I need to put it off until the Spring.

Echo A said...

Your yard is beautiful, wow! Also, you do have awesome neighbors! Having great neighbors is such a blessing. Your fence looks amazing!

The Girl Wearing Her Heart On Her Sleeve said...

You did an awesome job, I love the red stain that you chose and I now need to get a pressure washer for my deck! It makes it look like new.

Bonnie Gowen said...

You did a fantastic job! Looks really nice and very pretty.

Corina Ramos said...

You have a lot of fence. The staining turned out very nice!

jo said...

I love kind neighbors and wish ours would lend their pressure washer too. LOL. Staining is hard work I should say... Esp when done during summer and if you have a long one.

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

Looks good. I can't even imagine how hard that must have been. You have a gorgeous yard

Two Boys and a Hubby said...

You did an amazing job. It looks lIke a whole new yard. The pain will go away and you will feel so proud that you did that. :)

mail4rosey said...

I had a wood fence once upon a time that was so hard to keep up. I wish I'd have treated it when we bought the house. That is smart thinking.

Clarissa Esquivel said...

Your backyard looks so nice! you did a great job!

alexandria waning said...

Theres nothing I want more in my next house than a big fenced in yard. Every time my daughter is at friends house with a fence, shes like a different child. She is everywhere!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg the fence came out great!!!! I need to do this to our fence. Ya so gross and dirty!

Kate Kryder said...

What a great project! It looks awesome!

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