This fence was put up about a year ago. Ideally I would like to stain it but I wanted to get everyone's opinion first.
First of all I have no idea what kind of wood this is and what I should do about preparing to stain. I did some research and people are saying it should be sanded down? Is this absolutely necessary, the fence is huge and it would be extremely time consuming.
I also live in an area where it rains a lot throughout the year and the winters aren't as harsh.
Any advice or recommendation is greatly appreciated.