Vinyl fences are a convenient solution to traditional wooden fencing. It does not rot and would not need repainting. However, white vinyl fences could be dirty, moldy, or covered with mildew.
By picking a cleaning agent, applying it to your fence, and considering alternative methods like a pressure cleaner, you’ll be able to easily clean a vinyl fence.
There are 3 easy ways to clean your Vinyl Fences.
1. LIGHT CLEANING: USE WATER
For light soil and debris, spray your vinyl fence with water using a garden hose with a spray nozzle. You can also use pressure washers if you need more power and pressure to remove the dirt from the vinyl fence.
2. FOR HEAVIER SOIL AND DEBRIS: USE WATER + MILD DISH DETERGENT
If using a water hose with a spray nozzle or, even a pressure washer did not work… wash your vinyl fence with a mixture of soap and water. This should do the trick. Mild dish detergents can help cut through mildew, dirt, and more.
3. FOR MOLD: USE WATER + VINEGAR
In most cases, water and detergent should be able to remove most of the green or black mold on your vinyl fences. But, if you want to go the extra mile, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water. Vinegar kills mold and mildew and slows its return.
Take note of these points when using either VINEGAR:
You have a wide range of cleaning products you can use to clean your vinyl fences.
Two of the easiest products that are already available in your home are VINEGAR and DISH DETERGENT. Both are effective, affordable, and safe to use for cleaning your vinyl fences.
Vinegar is a perfect household product to use for cleaning that you may already have in your cabinets at home. But not every type of vinegar is suitable for green cleaning. You got to make sure you know what type of vinegar to clean with. We suggest using distilled vinegar.
CREATING YOUR CLEANING SOLUTION
After you’ve decided which cleaning agent you want to use, you’ll need to mix it with water to create your cleaning solution.
- If you choose vinegar, take 1 cup (240 ml) of vinegar and add it to 2 gallons (7.57 L) of water.
- If you choose dish detergent, take several tablespoons of detergent (depending on the brand) and add it to 2 gallons (7.57 L) of water.
WIPE YOUR VINYL FENCES
Take a rag or cloth and soak it in your solution.
Use it to wipe down your vinyl fence.
Make sure you wipe down your vinyl fence good and get as much dirt, mold, and grime off as possible.
- Go back and forth or in a swirl-like fashion to make sure you properly clean every portion of the fence.
- Make sure you have enough clean rags, so you can switch dirty ones out for clean ones as you need.
- You may want to use a bristle brush to scrub extra dirty sections of the fence.
- Consider using an extra bucket full of water to rinse your rag after you wipe down a section of the fence
RINSE YOUR FENCES
Use a hose with a sprayer nozzle to rinse your fence. Start at the top and move horizontally across and allow the water to wash debris downward. Slowly move down the fence, continuing to move in a horizontal direction.
- Without rinsing your fence, your cleaning solution and other dirt will set and your fence won’t appear clean.
Cleaning your vinyl fences is affordable and easy!
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No need to worry about fading, discoloration, chipping, cold temperature-cracking, peeling, impact deformation, heat warping, rusting, or termite infestation. Choosing a DuraMax vinyl fence is simply making decisions made with prime practicality!
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