Tips to Make an Old Fence New Again

If you have an old or run-down fence, that doesn’t mean it’s heading for the scrap pile. There are still plenty of ways to renew your wooden fence and make it look brand new. Carnahan-White has some tips on how to freshen up your fence and make it look new again.   


Your fence can go through a lot, from rain and sunshine to hail and harsh winds. Sometimes all a fence needs is a good cleaning. A little soap and a garden hose can usually do the trick, but getting your hands on a power washer can make a drastic difference. Years of wear and tear can be washed away in an instant, leaving fence panels completely clean of dirt and mildew.  

Yes, because wooden fences need a bit of maintenance every few years. A fresh coat of paint or stain can do wonders for your fence if it’s looking a bit run-down. Stains and paints come in a variety of different colors, so you have tons of options to change up the look. A brand new color may be all your fence needs to look good once again.  

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Weeds and ivy love fences and can take over if you aren’t careful. Keep a close eye on your fence and trim any unwanted climbing plants or weeds that attach themselves. Even general landscaping can improve the look of your fence. 

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Holes in your fence may seem like normal wear and tear, but they can mean bad news for your fence if the holes are actually wood rot. Wood rot can spread from panel to panel and slowly eat away at your fence, so any panels with rot need to be replaced immediately. Not only will your fence look better, but it’ll also prevent your fence from completely falling apart if left untreated.

If you find that your fence needs to be completely replaced or you’re just in need of a new look, Carnahan-White Fence Company can help. We’ve been in business since 1952, and we’ve seen it all. Pick from one of our many fence types, and we can install a brand new fence for you. Contact us today at 417-883-0733 to get started.