Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Well, I hemmed and hawed for months about whether to paint the fence, white, leave it natural or I just don't know. Finally, I woke up one day and thought, "what if I stained it black"? Well, it wasn't that easy. The wonderful contractor from Deck Medic helped me. He first brought me a sample that I was not crazy about at all, which was a semi-transparent creamy color. It wasn't white and I saw right through it. I didn't know what to think of it. I knew this wasn't the right fit for our home. He really stressed to me the importance of getting something with some sort of pigment. When I wanted to leave it a natural tone, he did not recommend this at all. Because one year from now, it would be weathered and dirty again and this is not the look I wanted for my home. I wanted something a bit more clean and modern. After looking at my house and realizing that I have a lot of modern black accents, I thought it might make sense to try a black stain. The exact stain we used was
The black stain really pulled in the black accents in the house and stands out so beautifully against the white brick. Now, I cannot see myself going back to a natural stain. More importantly, this will last so much longer than a plain, transparent stain because it has that pigment in it. Also, it really has given our historic home a fresh new look!