So you’ve built a tropical escape right in your own home. Now what? For starters, if you chose bamboo as your fencing material you’re probably already aware that it’s a durable and long-lasting material. Yes, a bamboo fence will stay up and last for a long time, but you’ll still have to make sure it stays clean for many years. Don’t know what you have to do to keep your fence in tip-top shape? We have a few tips to help you get started.
It’s important to check your bamboo fence for any signs of mold, peeling, breakage, or termite infestation every few months. If you live in an environment where it rains often, you should look out for mold. In order to prevent you bamboo fence from molding you’ll have to re-apply sealer about once or twice a year. You can do this on your own by power washing your fence and applying a clear outdoor sealer once it has dried. But if mold is already an issue spraying your fence with a fungicide spray should do the trick.
If dirt and stains are your problem then all you have to do is clean your fence using mild detergent and water. We recommend doing this at least once a year.
Sealing Your Bamboo Fence
What if your bamboo fence is losing its color? Well, it’s important to keep in mind that certain colors such as Mahogany are more prone to fading than a natural color. Nevertheless, you can always stain bamboo yourself. It’s easy! All you have to do is sand down the original coating, add your stain/color of choice and let it air dry. Once it’s dry you can apply an outdoor sealer.
Bamboo fences can be used anywhere around your home, but because it’s a natural material you’ll have to maintain it at least once a year. By regularly maintaining your fence, you can prolong your already long-lasting bamboo fence and you’ll get the most benefit out your eco-friendly material.