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You can rebuild, re-stain and remake your fence for as low as $33!

Summer begins this weekend, and you'll be spending a lot of time outside — perhaps in your yard — and perhaps your yard could look a little better.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Summer begins this weekend, and you'll be spending a lot of time outside — perhaps in your yard — and perhaps your yard could look a little better. We're here to help. 

You can rebuild, re-stain and remake your fence for as low as $33!

The first step is to clean the fence. 

THV11's Rob Evans did an experiment. 

On one side of his fence, "I used the store-bought chemical stripper and cleaner," he said. 

And on the other side, "I found a cleaning recipe from a trusted source and spent about $1.50." After a quick power-wash, "I can't see the difference," he said. "Save your money."

Next up, fixing the fence. 

This warped 2x4 can be cut out or pried out. Then replace it with a $4 pressure-treated board, cut it to size and reuse the nails if you can. 

Then stain with a power stainer if you have one, and wear a respirator! It took three gallons to do both sides of this fence, but you can find quality stain for cheap on clearance at certain stores. Nine bucks a gallon in this case. 

So that's $33 total for the board, the stain and the self-made fence cleaner, courtesy of an internet search.

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