Choosing the right stain for your fence can be tricky. That’s why we created this guide for timber fence stain colours. 

Timber fencing is a great choice for many home owners. 

Natural timber fences compliment your garden and blend into your environment. They are hardy, and when treated properly, require little maintenance over the years. 

Fence stains are the best way to make sure your fence lasts. 

Our Favourite Timber Fence Stain Colours

Timber stains are perfect for people who want a subtle colour change for their fence. If you want to preserve the natural look of your timber and add a little kick of class – a stain is for you. 

Red Stains 

Red based stains add depth and warmth to wood. These colours react well with jarrah, gum, mahogany, and teak. 

A cherry or maple base gives off a sense of charm and class. These stains are well suited to traditional style homes. 

Grey Stains

Grey base stains can neutralise and clear imperfections in a timber fence. This type of stain is well suited to treated pine, teak, Vic ash, and merbau fences. 

Grey bases come in a variety of shades – from subtle raincloud colours, to deep charcoal tones. Choose a grey stain for a contemporary look. 

Neutral Stains 

Neutral coloured stains make your timber the hero. 

A neutral stain will bring out the natural beauty in your fence, giving it the fresh, bright lick of colour that it needs. 

Neutral stains will closely match the colour of your timber (they will just be a shade or two lighter or darker). 

Neutral stains suit all types of timber fencing. 


If you want a bold look, there are a range of timber fence stain colours that will add a pigment to your fence. 

You can choose from green, blue, pink, etc. and apply the stain for a funky fence colour that still allows the natural beauty of your timber to come through. 

If you’ve been tossing up between painting your fence a bright colour and picking a stain, this might be the perfect halfway point for you.

Why do you stain wood fences? 

An exterior wood stain will protect your fence in many ways. 

  • waterproofing 
  • rot protection 
  • UV protection

Timber fence stain colours can also help home owners get the aesthetic they want. You can add a unique touch to your yard or fix any inconsistencies between the paling panel colours. 

After staining wood do you have to seal it? 

Most stains have a sealant added to them, so you will only need to perform one step. 

If you have your heart set on a particular colour that does not have a sealing agent, you can always add an extra step and apply a seal afterwards. 

Staining and sealing your fence is that simple. 

How often should I stain my fence? 

Timber stain colours should be reapplied once every 3-5 years. 

This time frame can differ, but a quick visual inspection will tell you if you need a new coat. If your fence has become dull and dry looking, the stain is no longer affective. 

Contact Jim’s Fencing Today 

For help choosing wood stain colours, repairs, maintenance, or new fencing ideas, contact us now. Our fencing experts have tons of tips and design ideas that will make your fence stand out. 

Give us a call on 131 546 or fill in the online form for a free quote. 

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