Fence Stain and Where to Buy It
The restrictive covenant that guides residents of Blackburne Creek, specifies the stain colours that must be used on wooden fencing materials in our community. Residents are asked to take a look at their fences and if the colour is starting to fade, please have them restained.
The Blackburne Creek Design Guidelines (schedule C) of the Restrictive Covenant list the approved stain color as:
1. ‘Forest’ made by Olympic Paints. There is a map (below) that shows where Olympic is available in the Edmonton area, according to the Olympic Paints website.
Acceptable alternatives are:
1. ‘Evergreen’ made by Behr Contemporary, last known available at Home Depot
2. ‘Evergreen’ made by Benjamin Moore, last known available at Kans of Any Colour (3821-99 Street)
3. ‘Leafy Bower’ made by Pratt and Lambert, last known available at Expressions at Home (9810-51 Avenue)
The locations listed above are for convenience and are not an all inclusive listing; there may be additional locations that these brands are available.
Please note, that Deep Hemlock Green is NOT one of the colours listed in the covenant, although it has been used previously in the community.
If pressure treated lumber is used when replacing a fence, painting may be delayed six months or until the next summer season. This allows the fence to fully dry prior to painting as pressure treated lumber is ‘green’ (high moisture content), and as it dries it shrinks slightly. Painting treated lumber too early may cause uneven coverage and cracks in the paint.
When using treated lumber, use either stainless steel or galvanized fasteners as they will not react with the chemicals in treated wood.