Tips for Cleaning Your New Vinyl Fence
Vinyl fences serve as a beautiful canvas for any outdoor living space. Whether around a pool, garden, or patio, vinyl fencing is low maintenance, does not rot, and will maintain its shape for years. However, like anything that rests outdoors, it can get dirty fairly quickly. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to clean your fence to keep it looking its best!
- Regularly Spray Your Fence with a Hose or Pressure Washer
The first step is to regularly spray your fence off with a hose or pressure washer. This will knock off any loose dirt or mud that might accumulate on your fence without requiring much effort. This should always be your first step.
- Wipe Down the Fence
After hosing off your fence, wiping down the fence with a cleaning cloth. This should serve to remove any remaining grime still on your vinyl fence. For tougher dirt spots, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is extremely effective.
- Use Simple Household Cleaners
If grime and stains still persist after the first two steps, using a common household cleaner will work to dig deeper into those problem areas. Combining dish soap and warm water and using a non-abrasive sponge can help break down those remaining stains.
- Bleach It Out
If the first three steps do not work, utilize a bleach solution. Use a maximum of one-part bleach for every five parts water. Be sure to wear heavy-duty rubber gloves to protect your skin from the bleach.
- Special Cleaners for Special Stains
Some stains will arise that ordinary cleaners or bleach cannot break down. These include iron or mold. A specialized vinyl fence cleaner or xylene cleaner are good options if they are necessary.
- Be Consistent with Fence Care
Taking consistent time out to clean your fence will go a LONG way to keeping it in peak condition. It will also prevent build up of those tough stains that will require much more time and effort to clean.
At Danielle Fence & Outdoor Living, we strive to help homeowners find the perfect solution to their fencing needs. Contact us today for a free estimate on your next outdoor living project!