Featured Product: Stained Cedar-tone Fir Picket

A stained cedar-tone fir picket fence with an American Fence logo plate in the upper left corner

Fir is a very strong, affordable wood that is perfect for fencing. America’s Fence Store has Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets that will give you the consistent color and overall strength you’re looking for in your fence. Fir is resistant to bending and warping and holds nails and screws well without cracking. Their pre-staining gives these pickets a sealant that helps protect them from insects and rot.

In fencing, when it comes to ease and convenience, it’s hard to beat a pre-stained picket. No one can tell you the true value of a pre-stained picket like an ambitious do-it-yourselfer who tried to stain their own fence. It’s not until you’ve struggled to stain it yourself that you understand the value of having it stained correctly by a professional before installation.

Pre-stained vs. Unstained

Our 5/8″ x 5-1/2″ x 6′ Stained Cedar-Tone Fir pickets come from a mill where they know the wood best. Mills use mechanical means to perfectly coat and stain these pickets in the exact right conditions. If you wanted to try and stain your pickets 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’s warm, but not too warm. If you don’t 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 on stain. A sprayer is your best option for DIY staining, but also the messiest. With the slightest bit of wind (or even without) you could get spray all over the place. This could include your grass, your house, your porch or worst of all, any of your neighbor’s property.

Our Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets also have the advantage of complete coverage and consistency. If you try to stain a fence once it’s installed, you’re not going to be able to reach everywhere. Areas between or underneath boards or fixtures will be tough, if not impossible to reach. This will leave your fence inconsistent and will be displeasing to the eye, no matter how slight.

If you’re worried you’ll need to cut your pre-stained picket and leave an obvious mark, don’t fret. We carry stain on hand for any touch-ups you may need.

Benefits of Stained Cedar-tone Fir Pickets

  • Avoid the hassle and heartbreak of DIY staining post-installation
  • Holds screws and nails with ease
  • Consistent stain on the entire picket
  • Affordable
  • No mess from staining it yourself
  • Hard, strong wood

Pre-stained fencing materials only have a slightly higher price point than unstained materials, but make up for that difference tenfold in convenience and quality. Visit America’s Fence Store for a premium selection of fencing materials today.

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