Fence Cleaning and Maintenance

If you are not sure how to clean a fence, fence cleaning can be very frustrating. If you are not sure how to clean a fence, this article will give you some advice on things that you need to know for proper fence maintenance.

Vinyl Fence

Things that you need are soft scrub brush, soft cloth rags, water hose, vinyl cleaning solution and soapy water.

It is recommended to clean vinyl fence at least once in every 3-6 months. Dirt or grass or even both can accumulate on the fence that can cause a type of chalk build up develop on vinyl fence.

Most of vinyl fences is easy to clean, you just need water hose. Just spray the fence with water hose and that should clean the fence. But if there are some stains that you can’t remove with water you will probably need to use a soapy water or a vinyl cleaning solution. Vinyl cleaning solution you can find in almost any hardware store.

No matter what you use for cleaning vinyl fence, after you remove stains wash the fence with a water hose and leave it to dry.

Wood Fence

Things that you need are wood stain (not paint), plastic sheets, power washer or water hose, bleach or wood cleaning solution.

It is recommended to clean wood fence once in every 3-5 years.

First thing before you start cleaning a wood fence is to put plastic sheets to protect the grass below the fence. On this way you will protect grass from chemical that you may find in cleaning solution.

Most commonly used for cleaning wood fences is mixture 1 part of bleach and 2 parts of water, but in your local hardware store you can probably find some wood cleaning solution.

First spray the fence with the mixture of bleach and water or with a cleaning solution and leave it like that until the fence soak it. Then you will spray the fence with water using power washer or water hose. Make sure that if you are using power washer to put widest spray setting and not to put it very near the fence.

Once the fence is cleaning with water you will need to leave it to air dry. After the fence is dry check if there are stains and if everything is clean apply a wood stain. Leave it to dry.

Steel and Aluminium Fences

Things that you need are soft scrub brush, water hose and this is optional soapy water.

It is recommended to clean metal fence once per year.

Cleaning metal fence is very easy and everyone can clean it. Most of time you will need just water hose to clean metal fence. Simply brush parts of fence that needs cleaning and wash it with water.

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