Painting or Staining decks and fences is something simple and easy that you can do to add vibrancy to your home's aesthetic look. A freshly stained fence and deck is an eye catch for all those who come by, and overall it's just a great way to update your outdoor space. Re-finishing the fence and the deck around your property is also very important for extending the life of the fence and deck and protecting it from the elements
Low cost Add On to aesthetics and curb appeal.
Keeps the wood protected from the elements. When subjected to water and intense sunlight, untreated wood can break down faster than siding on a house, especially because it is closer to the ground. if moisture gets in, the wood can start to rot.
Paint or Stain?
Either will extend the lifespan of your fence or deck by providing protection against rot, insects, wear, and tear. However, of the two, it is always recommended that you stain a fence or a deck as opposed to painting it. Wood absorbs stain much deeper than it does paint. This means that paint, when it gets old, starts to chip, peel, and appear careworn, requiring near-immediate attention as soon as it starts to show signs of wear and tear. By contrast, stain will simply fade over time.
Staining also shows off the natural grain of the wood, which is preferable to many. Stain works by soaking deep into the wood, filling up gaps that would otherwise soak up moisture.