Reed fences provide an ornamental covering for chain-link fences, wood fences and foundation coverings. They add a tropical feel to an outdoor location and provide privacy. The density and construction of a reed fence causes it to weather quickly when placed outside in an area that is subject to the elements. Preventative measures to extend the life of a reed fence is accomplished through the application of a wood preservative with a UV protectant.

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Protect a reed fence using a water repellant with UV protectant.

Step 1

Open the hand sprayer. Fill the container with the water repellent with UV protectant.

Step 2

Close the top of the hand sprayer. Pump the handle 15 to 20 pumps.

Step 3

Point the nozzle toward the reed fence. Spray the area with an up-and-down motion. Spray the front and the back of the reed fence, if possible. Pump the handle as needed to keep the pressure constant within the sprayer.

Step 4

Let the sealant dry for the recommended time stated on the water repellent container instructions.

Step 5

Apply a second coat of sealant to the surface of the fence. Let dry. Repeat the process every two to three years.