How To Clean a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl is a great fence material and it is honestly one of my favorites. When it comes to vinyl fences, I really feel like they are the best type of fence out there. I could very much just be biased, but I think that if you had a vinyl fence you would understand what I mean. Vinyl fences are the least likely to have something happen to them by the weather because the only way that they can be messed up by weather is cold weather.  A lot of fences struggle in the rain, but not vinyl. A vinyl fence will literally have the rain wash off of it; no trouble there. Cleaning a vinyl fence is also no big deal. We are going to go into how to clean one and I hope that one of these tips works for you.

Spray your Fence With a Hose

Whether this is the first step or the only step, it is important. Spraying the fence with the hose will help to loosen up the dirt and grime. This will either clean the fence or help to begin the process. A vinyl fence can be cleaned by just spaying it, but if the stain that you are dealing with is tougher than water can deal with, then you are going to need to bump it up a level. You can try to get a higher pressure nozzle and that might just do the trick. If it doesn’t, then we are going to need to move on.

Try a Few Quick-Fix Cleaning Materials

If water doesn’t work, that doesn’t mean that you need to grab the chemical with the skull and crossbones on it, it might not be that bad. It’s time to try some magic erase sponges. These things are pretty good at cleaning up seemingly impossible to remove stains. It might seem like a waste of time to do this step, but it actually saves you time and money. I mean, before you go shelling out big bucks for expensive chemicals or before you go wasting time doing some preposterous cleaning method, just try magic erase sponge.

Try Using A Simple Cleaning Solution to Remove Stains on a Vinyl Fence

Sometimes all it takes is some good old soap and water to get stains out. I mean, we wash greasy stained dishes with it, why can’t it work for your fence as well? So, if you are interested in cleaning your fence with this, I’ll tell you the secret recipe to making this super solution. Step one: get a bucket. Step two: put some dish soap in it. Step three: add some water. Step four: give it a stir. Step five: wash the fence. There you have it, the secret solution to cleaning your fence! With this mixture, you should use a non-abrasive scrubber and some elbow grease. This will help to clean stains and it will also help to get the grease and substances out of any cracks in the fence.

Try Using Bleach To Remove Any Stubborn Stains On The Vinyl Fence

Bleach is a chemical and a lot of people don’t like using chemicals which is completely understandable. The only thing is, sometimes a chemical is just what you need. When it comes to cleaning the vinyl fence, a little bit of bleach might be just what you need to get off any stubborn stains. The best one that bleach will help you to remove is mold. Mold won’t really come off with just some soap and water or with some magic erase. However, if you spray the moldy area with bleach, let it sit for a while and then wipe it up, you should be good to go! Make sure that you wear gloves to protect your hands and get ready to concur with many vinyl fence stains with bleach!

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Get The Really Tough Stains Out Using A Specialized Cleaning Solution

There are some stains that are just… really stubborn. In order to get those out, you are going to need something even stronger than bleach. Before you try this step, make sure that all the ones before failed and even though you provided enough elbow grease to fill a can the stains are still there. Stains like rust and mold are tough. So if the bleach didn’t work for the mold, you can try a Xylene cleaner to get it up. The super bad stains appear if you neglect your fence so try to keep an eye on it and hose it down every once in a while to avoid getting to this point.

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