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Old 02-09-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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Mildew on Pressure Treated Fence


I live in South Florida and my rear yard is surrounded by a PT fence. As the fence aged black mildew/mold has grown towards the bottom. I pressure cleaned the entire fence and it now looks new again. My question is should I now seal the fence with a product such as Thompson's Water Seal or use a stain or paint. I need a product which will keep the mildew/mold from growing on the fence.

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Once the fence is completely cleaned and free of mold/mildew you will want to seal it. I would not recommend Thompsons, it is more of a wax that sets on the surface and wears off after a few months. I would use a solid stain, such as Cabot ProVT. It is a 100% acrylic solid stain and an acrylic will resist mildew/mold longer than an oil base stain will. Make sure th temperature is right for staining and that the fence is completely dry.

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I live in South Florida and my rear yard is surrounded by a PT fence. As the fence aged black mildew/mold has grown towards the bottom. I pressure cleaned the entire fence and it now looks new again. My question is should I now seal the fence with a product such as Thompson's Water Seal or use a stain or paint. I need a product which will keep the mildew/mold from growing on the fence.
The "best" product for your app. would be a Sikkens SRD
Though a Cabot or Ben Moore "Natural" would be a close "second"

Thomson's is not even in the running
If you need a "true clear", I'd say Wolman's "Rain Coat"

Any/All would be better than Thompson's Water Seal
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