Fir is a very sturdy, affordable wood that is perfect for fencing. America's Fence Store has Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets that will give you a consistent color and overall strength you're looking for in your fence. Fir is resistant to bending and warping and also holds nails and screws well without splitting or cracking. The pre-staining gives these pickets a sealant that helps protect them from rot and insects.
Pre-stained vs. Unstained
Our 5/8"x 5-1/2" x 6' Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets come from a great mill where they know the wood best. Mills use mechanical means to perfectly coat and stain these pickets in the ideal conditions. If you wanted to try and stain your pickets by yourself at home, you'd have to wait for a day with absolutely no wind, no chance of rain, plenty of sun and a consistent temperature that is warm enough, but not too warm. If your environement can not meet these conditions, your stain may not coat correctly, and could start to peel after a few years or even a few days.
Most pickets are rough, making it very difficult to roll or brush the stain on. A sprayer would be your best option for DIY staining, but also the messiest. With or without wind you could get spray all over the place. This could include your house, your grass, or even worse, your neighbor's property.
Our Stained Cedar-toned Fir pickets also have the advantage of consistent and complete coverage. If you try to stain your fence once it's installed, you're not going to be able to reach everywhere. The next to impossible spots to reach, between or underneath boards will be tough. This will leave your fence with spots that are not consistant and will be displeasing to the eye, no matter how slight.
If you're worried about having to make a cut to your picket and leave an obvious mark, don't worry. We carry stain on hand for any touch-up spots you may need to cover.
Benefits of Stained Cedar-tone Fir Pickets
- Avoid the headache and heartbreak of DIY staining post-installation
- Holds nails aswell as screws with ease
- Consistant and even stain on the entire picket
- Price is affordable
- Avoid the mess from staining it yourself
- Hard, strong wood choice
Pre-stained fencing materials only add a slight price increase to your project, but make up for that difference tenfold in convenience and quality. Visit us at America’s Fence Store for a premium selection of fencing materials today.