How to Clean a Vinyl Fence

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How to Clean a Vinyl Fence

Date : August 08, 2023
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Vinyl fences continue to be a top choice for homeowners throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland as they stand the test of time and are easy to maintain. But as an outdoor element, your vinyl fence will still need to be cleaned in order to keep it looking bright and new. Check out our Fence Masters experts’ tips to a clean vinyl fence.

Start with a Spray: Depending on what is built up on your vinyl fence, a spray with a hose with a high-pressure nozzle may be enough to remove the dirt and debris. It is always best to begin with just water to see if that is enough to clean up your vinyl fence paneling without having to use any soap or chemicals. A strong spray with the hose will also help loosen up any stuck-on yuck.

A Simple Solution: Sometimes a spray with just water is not enough to get rid of built-up grime. Fill a bucket with warm water and a small squirt of dish soap and stir it up until it is sudsy. Use a rag or microfiber cloth to wipe down your fencing. If there are more stubborn stains, use a non-abrasive brush to scrub gently along with the solution. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning to wash off the soapy water.

Bleach may be Necessary: As a harsher chemical, you may be worried about using bleach on vinyl fencing as you do not want to break down the components of your vinyl fence that help it stand up to sun and the weather elements. Only use a bleach solution on the areas that have stains or mold or mildew. It is best to really water down the bleach with a solution breakdown of one part bleach to five parts water. Of course, only use bleach on a white vinyl fence and make sure to rinse it off well. A bleach solution should get rid of most any stains and grime that has accumulated on your vinyl fence. If you have a vinyl fence that is another color, you can substitute vinegar for bleach. Mix about a ½ cup of vinegar to 1 to 2 gallons of water and use a soft bristle brush or rag to apply. Rinse thoroughly with a hose.

Stay on Top of Maintenance: By keeping an eye on your fence and rinsing once a week, you can help keep the dirt and grime from building up in the first place. Also, do not plant greenery that will rub against your panels to keep from attracting moisture or bugs.

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If some of your vinyl fencing panels are beyond being able to be cleaned or if you have noticed cracks or damage, you may need a fence repair. Our crew not only installs new fencing, but also repairs our fencing we’ve installed as well. Our team can review your project and offer an estimate. Contact us through our online contact form

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