Many homeowners invest in privacy fences not only to increase their property values, but to also get more use out of their yards. After all, privacy fences keep animals and young children inside their perimeters, where they're safe, and they're relatively low-maintenance. That's not to mention the fact that they can act as sound barriers to unwanted noise when the materials are sufficient.
Once wooden fences have been powerwashed and repaired, they need to be stained using an exterior semitransparent oil stain. This will seal the wood, but also display its beautiful grain and color variations. Plus, the stain's pigments will also enrich the fence's color. Just be sure to choose a stain, sealant, or paint that has ultraviolet inhibitors, which slow down any bleaching the sun does.