Cleaning Your Fence

l-300x225Materials Needed:

  •     Water hose
  •     Bucket of soapy water or spray bottle of vinyl cleaning solution.
  •     Soft cloth rags
  •     Soft scrub brush (for tougher stains or dirt)

Cleaning
A few reasons why you would need to clean your vinyl fence would be: dirt and/or grass from the ground accumulating on the fence due to cutting the grass, leaves, debris after a storm, and more  rarely,  a type of chalk build up can develop on parts of the vinyl fence. These reasons are not major and are easily cleaned as explained below.

The majority of vinyl fences can be cleaned very easily by just spraying the fence down with a water hose. However, if there are some tough stains that a water hose does not take care of just follow the method below and your fence will look brand new every time you clean it!

To prepare for cleaning a vinyl fence, you will want to decide if you are going to use a bucket of soapy water, a vinyl cleaning solution (can be purchased at your local hardware store), or a combination of both. If you are using a bucket of soapy water you will want to fill the bucket with water to your desired amount and mix an environmentally safe cleaning solution in the bucket. (TIP: If it is environmentally safe, it is vinyl fence safe)

After you have your bucket of soapy water, all you must do now is get your soft cloth rag wet via the water in the bucket and wipe down the areas of the fence that need to be wiped down. If you are using a spray bottle of vinyl cleaning solution, just spray the areas of the fence that need cleaned and wipe with a dry soft cloth rag. When you are finished cleaning an area of the fence, rinse it off with a water hose and allow it to air dry.

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  • Annie Frances
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    I was needing to clean my fence because it’s old, but a recent storm convinced me that it needed cleaning now. I’ve tried just spraying a water hose on my fence, but it doesn’t seem to get all the dirt and stains off. I like your tip to use soapy water. However, I think I’ll just call a fence cleaning company instead because of how long my fence is. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kendall Everett
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    Cleaning the vinyl fence is a great way to keep the fence maintained. Using soap and water is a great way to get the more difficult to remove stuff like you mentioned. It may help to use a pressure washer if possible.

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