We decided to create an oiled-wood fence, just to see if it could survive. With the miracle of Penofin, wood can survive. With care, the wood will develop a pretty patina over time.
After 3 years, our fence was mildewed and tired. I powerwashed the wood, let it dry out, got skunked by fall rain, let it dry out again, then a group of friends joined me and we refinished the wood.
The powerwasher shredded some wood, and the mildew got into the oil, so we did some light sanding. Before and after sanding:
I have the best friends!!
It turned out great!