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How to Clean A Vinyl Fence

Tuesday, Jul. 12th 2016

Vinyl fence is great because of its maintenance free material. You won’t have to paint, stain or seal a vinyl fence. The vinyl fence panels won’t crack or warp and they are immune to different weather conditions for the most part.

Even though vinyl fences are maintenance free, you’ll want to wash your fence every now and then. Missouri Fence & Supply recommends you clean your Kansas City vinyl fence anywhere from every three months to once a year.

In some cases your vinyl fence may yellow or turn green. Vinyl fence can fall prey to algae, which can be caused by the sun, water and organic materials. Grass cliipings or leaves that collect on a vinyl fence can provide fuel for algae growth. You should hose down your vinyl fence after yard work to help prevent algae from taking hold in the first place.

How to Clean a Vinyl Fence of Light Dirt and Stains

A power washer is a quick way to clean a vinyl fence. In most cases, you can care for your fence without a power washer. Vinyl fences are easy to clean with ordinary dish soap and minimal elbow grease. Here are the tools you’ll need:

  • A bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Dish soap or a cleanser formulated for vinyl fences
  • A soft sponge, rags or a soft brush
  • A garden hose with a sprayer attachment

Before you get started, you may want to protect tender plants by covering them. Move furniture to a safe distance. Tie back or trim shrubs that are close to the fence.

  • Spray the fence to remove loose debris and dust.
  • Slip on the rubber gloves. Add soap and water to the bucket. If you’re using a vinyl-cleaning product, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Dip your sponge, rag or brush into the soapy bucket.
  • Scrub the fence, giving special attention to soiled areas.
  • Spray the fence to rinse the soap.

If soil remains, go over those areas again with a soft scrub brush. Don’t use rough scrubbers. They may leave scratches on the vinyl. Avoid cleaning with harsh cleansers. The chemicals may harm your fence and can hurt plants, animals and people.

Missouri Fence & Supply offers a number of great-looking vinyl fences. Vinyl comes in many of the classic styles associated with wood: picket, rail, privacy and more.

Contact us today if you need to install a new vinyl fence or other type of fence. We offer a free estimate and can help you choose the right fence material for your home or business.

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