The Best Wood Brightener and Cleaner Brands for Cedar Fences

In a previous post we promised we’d get around to talking about the best wood brighteners, just as we once took the time to tell you all about the best oil-based fence stains. We’ve found four brands we feel pretty comfortable recommending based on reviews we’ve read and from what customers have told us over the years. Restore-a-Deck This deep cleaner can even break down grey wood cells, making it the perfect product for restoring grey cedar fences.

Continue Reading

Help! My Neighbor’s Paint Job is Ruining My Fence!

This post was inspired by a recent blog comment. one of our readers told us a story which made us wince in sympathy. This homeowner had lovingly and carefully added a beautiful stain to her side of the fence. Her neighbor proceeded to paint his side of the fence white, and the color bled through to her side, ruining her work. They say good fences make good neighbors, but shared fences can become a nightmare. Our reader wanted to know how to handle this issue, and we do have some..

Continue Reading

How to Spot a Fencing Scam

Here at A1 Fence we’d love to be able to tell you that everyone who claims to be a fence contractor is really just a stand-up individual, ready to earn your business and complete fairly. If only. We want to protect our friends and neighbors in Fox Point, Mequon, and the rest of the Milwaukee metro area. That’s why we want to take a few moments to show you what you need to watch out for. Bad Sign #1: The Lowest Price in Town! At A1 Fence we believe “the sting of low quality outlives the joy of low cost.”..

Continue Reading