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..

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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.”..

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How to Remove Rust Stains from a Cedar Fence

One of the guests who came over to comment on the post, “Should I Paint or Stain My Wooden Fence?” noted she’d put in a DIY fence some time ago. Unfortunately, she’d used nails which had bled unsightly rust stains into the wood of her beautiful new fence. This is an upsetting situation, and more common than you might imagine. What do rust stains look like? Rust stains are usually these black bleeds which start spreading out through the wood around their point of origin. This is generally going to be..

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