Monday, May 07, 2007

Before & After

One of the projects Kim and I started this weekend (I've lost count how many projects we currently have) was to clean and re-stain the fence and deck.

Since cedar and redwoods are abundant in California, it is commonly used in the construction of decks and fences; and our fence is no exception. Over the years (I'm unsure the fence has ever been cleaned) all kinds of junk accumulates from weathering and mildew. We got a pretty powerful pressure washer and the first step is to remove the gunk.

On the left is what our fence looks like currently and on the right is board that has been washed; it really is a night and day difference. I had washed one segment of the fence, which we started staining today. We're planning on staining as more segments get washed.

I have a few more pictures from our yard work this evening in this gallery.

Technical Specs: Canon Rebel XTi, 17-85 IS @ 59mm, f/5.6, 1/15s, ISO 1600.


The Edward said...

I didn't believe me when you told me, but wow, I guess a picture is worth a thousand words. I might have to get me one of those, so that I can spray the built up crap all over my neighbors yard leaving me with a good looking fence on my side!

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

The neighbors were out yesterday evening and they didn't seem to complain so it can't have been too bad. It is extremely tedious though, takes forever to get a full fence segment clean. I think if we cleaned all our fences and the deck, it would take us the entire summer to finish.