Even though vinyl fences are largely maintenance-free, you do have to spend some time cleaning them every once in awhile.
With winter on the way, it’s helpful to get your vinyl fence as clean as possible before it’s bombarded with snow, ice and winter debris. Let’s take a look at a few cleaning tips that will help keep your vinyl fence looking as pristine as the day it was installed.
Light Cleaning for Vinyl Fences
For a standard vinyl fence, you aren’t going to need a lot of elbow grease to make it shine. If you only have to remove a light accumulation of dirt and dust, all you really need is a hose, rags, mild soap and a nonabrasive scrubbing pad. Start off by hosing off small sections from the top to the bottom. If there are stubborn stains, you can use a sprayer attachment to help loosen things up. Use your mild soap and rags to scrub your vinyl fence clean, and then completely rinse it off when you are finished.
Tough Stains on Vinyl Fences
Sometimes, stains are just too stubborn for a hose and a bucket of soap and water. Grass stains and stains from mildew and mold can build up, so you may have to rely on bleach to help restore your vinyl fence. For every one part bleach you use, make sure to mix it with five parts water. You can use a rag covered in the bleach solution to wipe the fence, and you can also use a scrubbing pad if the stains are really tough.
Depending on where your vinyl fence is located, it may be susceptible to grease and tar. These are two things that can really make a vinyl fence lose its beauty, but as long as you use the proper cleaning agents, these stains can generally be removed fairly easily. You can use tar remover to remove the stains, but this process needs to be followed carefully and it’s best to seek the opinions and services of an experienced party. If you’re vinyl fence is in need of repair or are in the market for a new one, now is the time for a fence installation or repair before the winter rolls around.
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