Brooke Cagle
Brooke Cagle

Giving The Fence Some Love

Of late gardening has experienced an unprecedented surge, with Google data showing an impressive 39 percent increase in online searches, year-on-year.


I live in a home that is now 30 years old, and while I have always titivated and primped the interior; not so in the garden. But in keeping with trends, I too, have been spending more time in my garden in the past year, doing my best to bring it up to spec, thereby releasing its true potential.


Apart from the tidying and the reinventing and redesign of areas within the garden, I am now tackling the fences, and have been amazed at the difference fresh fence stain has made. Prepping and cleaning the fence is quite a process, and takes almost more time than the painting itself! The brilliant weather however, makes being outside a treat, that and listening to my current favourite podcast. I’ve found it’s good to start early in the day while it is cooler and then take a longer break in the middle of the day when it’s hottest.


For my fence I chose Resene Woodsman wood oil stain in Resene Treehouse. It only needs a couple of coats and fits in well with the colour we have used on the house. Prior to starting my fence project I had a good read of information and advice available online on fence cleaning and staining as well as paying a visit to my local Resene ColorShop where, as always, the staff were super helpful and answered all my questions with patience and good humour.


As I write this, I look forward to finishing my fence project during the time afforded by the double lot of long weekends ahead of us. Can’t wait!