We installed this fence two years ago and up until this weekend we had not stained it yet. It was such a feat just to get it up that we kind of just moved on to other projects and forgot about the fence. My sponsored post for HomeRight this month was an outdoor project so the fence finally got bumped up to the top of the to-do list. I got the fence on both sides of our yard (a total of around 500 feet) stained in an afternoon. I'll share with you the fastest way to stain a fence!
The Fastest Way To Stain A fence
When we first moved here we installed a small fence to separate our front yard from the back and I used a brush. It took me all afternoon for less than 20 feet of fence! A paint sprayer is the only way to go. It is so much faster and WAY less messy.
I chose to use my HomeRight Super Finish Max. (affiliate link) It has a larger container and holds more stain which mean less refilling. I used the blue tip that is meant for stains.
You can find the tip chart on the HomeRight website and in the owner's manual.
I chose a warm gray stain. Partly because I really like gray and also because when the fence naturally ages, it will turn gray. My hope is that as the stain starts to fade over time, it will be less noticeable because of the weathering of the wood.
Mix and stir! I had some stain that we bought after installing the fence (we had good intentions to get started right away) and a couple of cans we bought this weekend. I knew even though it was the same color, that formulas change over the years. Plus with different people mixing it, it could potentially be slightly different, so I poured them all into a 5 gallon bucket. I was right, one batch was slightly darker.
Use a paint stick and stir every time you fill the canister. This will ensure and even color each time.
I started at the top and sprayed four pickets wide, back and forth, and slightly overlapping. Adjust the sprayer so that just enough stain comes out to cover the wood.
Wear gloves and mask. When filling the container, I tend to get a little stain on my hands. I have paper towels handy too in case I drip it down the side of the can or the container. It was breezy the day I stained and sometimes it blew a mist of stain in my direction. I ended up putting on one of those inexpensive face masks and it helped.
It was actually really fun to spray and see the progress happening so quickly! Listen to a podcast and you'll be done in no time.
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I would use it to paint the bricks in the front of my house, as well as the door and shutters. I have the paint and have been dreading doing it by brush, but this would make it SOOO much easier and faster.
You’re fence looks amazing. If I won the giveaway, I would pass the sprayer onto my husband, who refinishes furniture. The sprayer would make the jobs much easier.
Brilliant! I neeeed this to simplify my work!
I would use the sprayer to paint our picket fence and railing!
I would use this to paint my shed and deck.
I would use this to stain my said looking fence.
This post couldn’t come at a better time! I am rebuilding our fence and staining it section by section and this seems so much faster. I have been dreading it but now it seems doable. Thanks!
I have about 200 of of fence to restrain this spring. The last time I used a brush also. Thought I was never going to finish. This is definitely the way to go. It
You did a great job The coverage looks nice and even. And I love the color.
I have a super long fence that needs staining.
redo the porch and then the new fence we put up last year
Never thought of using paint sprayer for fence. Good tip
We are planning a new fence this summer. The Finish Max Super would make this job really go quickly and save so much valuable time. What a wonderful thing!
I’ve always wanted to try a sprayer. You make it look easy and fun!
Hi, I'd use it for our deck and other projects we have.
Jennifer Van Der Heide
I would also stain my newly installed fence.
I would like to use this sprayer on my daughters basement ceiling. This would be so much faster than using a brush!!
I would use this to paint a storage shed,
This would be perfect for the dresser I have that’s in desperate need of a new paint job.
Hi, I actually have a bunch of 4x8 sheets of plywood to stain (like 8 to 10 sheets) that I will be ripping down into natural shiplap. it would be so much easier to get this all stained if I had the Home Right sprayer! Thanks so much for the giveaway. =) (Your fence looks fantastic!)
Wow! Super easy. Love the color. This is definitely a new tool I need for home improvement projects.
We have couple projects that need new paint badly .. so this would be perfect tool for it. Thank you for the chance and sharing this with us!
I would use it to repaint my kitchen cabinets.
I need to spay some furnature and this looks like the way to go!
I would use it for the fence painting
Great job, looks professional! I have 200 ft of fence to do including my front door would love to have this machine to make the job easier!! Thanks for the opportunity.
I would use it to repaint the doors inside my home and the porch out back.
I have a back deck AND a wrap around porch that all need to be stained this summer...this would make the job a breeze!
This is beautiful! I I want to do my wood shed to match!
Our privacy fence is also due for more stain.
I would spray paint my cabinets outside with them! There are so many uses for this paint sprayer. I would love to win one. Thanks for the chance to win!
Fence project is on the top of my too do list! Could really put this to good use.
I could use this right now for the fence I just installed?
Your fence looks great! It would be nice to be able to paint without getting paint everywhere. I have a lot of painting coming up in my house and this would be a big help.
Would use to stain our deck.
I'd love to use this to paint some outdoor furniture that needs refreshing.
Can't believe you did this so quickly! I would love to do my similar fence.
I have a porch swing that is in great need of a new paint job. Then there's the fence, now that I see how easy it is! And the dining room chairs and the kids bed....I have a VERY long list!
I would use it on our fence as well.
I need to repaint my front door. I'd love a smooth, even finish on it.
I have been wanting one of these. I need to paint my garage doors, some indoor furniture and outdoor furniture, too!
I have a fence and a garage door that need to be painted! My husband just isn't up to it and this would be a great help! Thanks for the giveaway! Just in time!
I would love to stain my fence this way!!
I just went and read the specs on this. I would toatally paint a couple of pieces I have chalk paint for, I did not know you could use chalk paint in any type of sprayer. This would be a game changer for me and actually get my hutch done.
I am still trying to work up the courage to paint my kitchen cabinets!
My fence has been badly neglected so I would use the sprayer to stain it and a swing in our backyard.
Beautiful color. I would use the sprayer for the same job to start and then the inside of my home.
I have a patio table and chairs that I would like to spray paint.
I have some unfinished furniture that needs to be stained. I have been waiting for allergy season to finish so I can work outdoors again. This would sure speed the project up. Thanks for the chance to win it. Your fence looks great!
I would repaint my trim throughout the house!
Love your fence. I would love to win this painter.
To paint my kitchen cabinets.
I would use it to stain my fence! What brand of stain did you use?
We just bought a new house so we have plenty of need for a sprayer!
I would use the sprayer to paint my kitchen cabinets
I would like to paint wooden deck chairs.
We borrowed our neighbor’s sprayer to paint our barn. It wasn’t a new model and took a lot of work. Reading your comments on painting your fence makes me want a Home Right Super Max Finish sprayer. Your fence turned out great!
I would stain our deck
I have been waiting to tackle this project.
This would be great to have this summer. I am building a porch bench and will be refinishing some thrift store finds.
I want to repaint a couple of end tables.
I also have a fence that needs stained and have put off because I don't want to brush it.
I'd use it to pain our shed and the kids treehouse.
I am planning to paint my kitchen cabinets this summer. The sprayer would be so useful. I can't imagine what the time difference would have been brushing all that stain on!
My Dad (who just turned 90!!!!) is moving in with me soon, and we will be giving his house a spruce-up before putting it up for sale. This would make that job much easier!
Amazing tool! I could do so many jobs with this, fence, furniture, kitchen cupboards . . . .
We actually just bought a house and had a fence built, so I would use the sprayer exactly how you've described! Looks great!
I would use it on an old nightstand I want to refinish.
For the bench in the garage.
I would use it for painting the fence in our yard.
I would use it to spray our deck and garage!
. Fence looks good.. I would love to try this on my patio furniture
I'd use it to stain my handicap ramp, it's due to b restained.
I would use it first to paint around the bay windows we have that jut out into the backyard.
First thing that popped into my head was... huh, can I use that indoors.
Then I thought about our shed that needs a coat of paint.
I would use it on my new shed
I would use it for my fence as well.
I would use this to paint our fence and house if I won!
I would use it on our outdoor furniture!! It looks really fast and easy to use. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!
We need to restain our wooden furniture. This would be great!
I'd stain my deck and some of my doors
Nice job! Our next project is to repair and rework our front porch. This would be perfect to help finish it up with a nice coat of paint.
I have a bench outside that could use this. Thank you
i have an antique wardrobe that's needs staining
I would love to use to paint the foundation of my home! Would save on backbreaking paint job this summer!
We are putting up a fence so this would be perfect!!